Atlantic: He was a crook

I was wondering what Hunter S Thompson would have written about Trump if he had still been alive today, and the closest I could find were the words he reserved for the reigning champion of scum, Richard Nixon.

“Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism — which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place.”

“I kicked him repeatedly long before he went down. I beat him like a mad dog with mange every time I got a chance, and I am proud of it. He was scum.”

Thanks you Hunter, we miss you.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/07/he-was-a-crook/308699/?utm_source=atlfb

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The Daily Press

The daily press is the evil principle of the modern world, and time will only serve to disclose this fact with greater and greater clearness. The capacity of the newspaper for degeneration is sophistically without limit, since it can always sink lower and lower in its choice of readers. At last it will stir up all those dregs of humanity which no state or government can control.

-Sören Kierkegaard, The Last Years: Journals 1853-5 quoted in Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels

 

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