One day, Kane takes his buddies on a field trip to the office of the New York Chronicle. Bernstein tells him the Chronicle is successful because they have the best staff in the world.
So Kane goes ahead and buys out the whole staff. Next thing you know, he has the biggest newspaper circulation in New York, with over 600,000 copies sold daily.
At a special banquet, Bernstein and Kane joke about how Kane likes to buy whatever he wants.
As a huge spectacle, Kane summons a huge marching band and a bunch of showgirls to entertain his newspaper staff. He says that the U.S. will go to war with Spain any day now. In this case, he's talking about the Spanish-American War.
A guy in a straw hat comes to the front of the showgirls and sings a special song about Charles Kane's many virtues.
During this whole party, it's clear that Kane's best friend Leland isn't happy about Kane's ego running wild.
Leland is worried that instead of Kane changing his new writing staff's opinions, they'll change his without him knowing it.