February 24, 2005
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson, Rest in Peace: The Hyper-real Deal: Hunter S. Thompson, a journalist who tore the veils off mainstream reportage to expose some sordid truths about contemporary America, liked Johnny Depp’s portrayal (above right) of the drug-swilling, paranoid Hunter S. Thompson.
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He was a hero of American journalism in a historical moment still filled with hypocrites and whores.
In the same month the planet gets to know the “journalist” James/Jeff Guckert/Gannon, Hunter S. Thompson decides to make The Big Bit-Spit and eject from the planet. This could be sacrilege, and I hope his ...