Come on, gang! I don't know about Blunted (who has created a Movie Empire in three weeks time over at My Community), but to me, this piece is obviously a parody, written well after the fact of CITIZEN KANE.
But we are discussing it with straight faces!
Would Mankiewicz, Houseman or Welles have seriously named a newspaper "The Magnificent Enquirer"? [Magnificent . . . Ambersons -- Get it? Ho-ho-ho.] Now it is possible that one of them might have amused himself, years later, having some fun with such a revered film, but according to Blunted, we are really discussing the piece third hand, right? [The work of "The Transcriber."] That is the only way to explain how any of the three mentioned above, each a pretty fair writer, could have turned out this nonsense!
It is 1) a piece of juvenalia turned out by one of them, 2) a send-up by one of them much later, or 3) most likely, a parody produced within the last year.
Blunted: I hope those five nights you spent in that freezing hotel in (you think) Indiana were not within the last three or four months because if they were, you may have been (unknowingly) some place south of the Hoosier State.
But time to move on.