As a media-related company intent on world domination we’ve read The Chief with great interest. It’s the exhaustive biography of the original media magnate William Randolph Hearst. As a newspaper publisher Hearst paid over and above the odds to gain the services of columnist and commentator Ambrose Bierce who was scathing in a way that seems out of step with his era (1842 – 1913).
Bierce was famous for his snark and his publication of The Devil’s Dictionary. Here’s a sample for all you language lovers out there.