Saturday, March 12, 2011
Awesome Quotes: Hunter S. Thompson
"I don't get any satisfaction out of the old traditional journalist's view -- 'I just covered the story. I just gave it a balanced view.' Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long... If you consider the great journalists in history, you don't see too many objective journalists on that list. H. L. Mencken was not objective. Mike Royko, who just died. I. F. Stone was not objective. Mark Twain was not objective. I don't quite understand this worship of objectivity in journalism. Now, just flat-out lying is different from being subjective."