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Name: William Randolph Hearst
Notes: Deceased 1951

Owner of the largest chain of newspapers and magazines, that still exists today as a major media conglomerate.

Unfortunately his specialty was sensationalized tabloidish 'yellow journalism'- falsified stories. He demonized Cannabis by associating it with blacks and latinos, and thus pushed the term 'marihuana'.

Inspiration for the classic movie Citizen Kane which he attempted to squash. He was twice elected to the U.S. House, but ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of NYC in 1905 and 1909, for Governor of NY in 1906, and for Lieutenant Governor of NY in 1910.

Nonetheless, through his newspapers and magazines, he exercised enormous political influence, and is sometimes credited with pushing public opinion in the United States into a war with Spain in 1898.


Motivation for helping outlaw Hemp:

Major owner of timberland & paper-mills used to supply his publishing empire. Multi-million $ paper deal with DuPont. Unabashed hatred of Mexicans and African Americans.




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