“[Telegram sent to Frederic Remington. whom Hearst had sent to Cuba to cover a rebellion there;] You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war.”
William Randolph Hearst, U.S. Publisher, 1863-1951
Attributed in James Creelman, On the Great Highway (1901). Howard Langer, America in Quotations, notes: “Some scholars now question Creelman’s reliability, pointing out that neither Remington nor Davis [a correspondent accompanying Remington to Cuba] ever confirmed it and that Hearst flatly denied it.”
Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.