Hunter S. Thompson Nails Journalism

Hunter S. Thompson’s brutally honest Canadian job request

As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you’re trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I’d like to work for you.

That paragraph was written in 1958.

Nothing has improved since. In fact, given the crap the press has let the government and Wall Street get away with for so long, I’d say journalism has gotten worse.

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