Monday, February 21, 2005

Fear and Loathing No More

Writer Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide
'Fear and Loathing' author, 'gonzo journalism' pioneer was 67
This was the first headline I saw this morning. I presume Michael will far more eloquently eulogize Thompson but I felt I had to at least make a mention.

It was clear from his writings that Thompson had something of an extreme lifestyle but what attracted me to continue to read his work is that you knew he was telling it like it was, not how he thought John Q. Public wanted to hear it (or how the media wanted it presented).

There are far more people who know far more about Thompson than I. I hope that the news and media or at least someone does justice to the passing of this pioneer of journalism.

Rest in Peace.

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