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Octubre 17, 2008

Con los mejores deseos de Hunter Thompson

Lo siento, Hunter, la triste realidad es que pocos directores mueren de sífilis cerebral.

Dos nuevos libros sobre Hunter Thompson reseñados en CJR.

"Well, fuck the Columbia Journalism Review,” Hunter S. Thompson said in a 1974 Playboy interview, responding to a question about CJR’s attacks on his objectivity and credibility. The only hope for the Review, he wrote four years later, in The Great Shark Hunt, would come when “the current editor dies of brain syphilis.”

“Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long,” he told Matthew Hahn in a 1997 interview with Atlantic Online. “You can’t be objective about Nixon.”

“I’m a writer. Nobody gives Norman Mailer this kind of shit. I’ve never tried to pose as a goddamn reporter. I don’t defend what I do in the context of straight journalism.”

“I have spent half my life trying to get away from journalism, but I am still mired in it —a low trade and a habit worse than heroin, a strange seedy world of misfits and drunkards and failures.”

“I always had and still do have an ambition to write fiction. I’ve never had any real ambition within journalism, but events and fate and my own sense of fun keep taking me back for money, political reasons, and because I’m a warrior.”

Posted by Iñigo at Octubre 17, 2008 05:55 PM

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