“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 full of misfits and drunkards and failures. A group photo of the Top 10 journalists in America on any given day would be a monument to human ugliness.

“It is not a trade that attracts a lot of slick people;  none of the Calvin Klein crowd or international jet set types.

“The sun will set in a blazing red sky to the east of Casablanca before a journalist appears on the  cover of People magazine.”

— Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist 

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  1. If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
    Hunter S. Thompson

    Comment by Doug Yoakam — 8.22.2012 @ 12:29 pm

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