Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hunter S. Thompson Knew Why The Media Doesn't Work


"The most consistent and ultimately damaging failure of political journalism in America has its roots in the clubby/cocktail personal relationships that inevitably develop between politicians and journalists--in Washington or anywhere else they meet on a day-to-day basis. When professional antagonists become after-hours drinking buddies, they are not likely to turn each other in...especially not for 'minor infractions' of rules that neither side takes seriously; and on the rare occasions when minor infractions suddenly become major, there is panic on both ends." ~ Hunter S. Thompson, p. 194 'The Great Shark Hunt'

That's right. Conflict breeds creation. Sometimes we need to shout and bruise, and get shouted at and bruised. A person without enemies isn't doing anything important.

2 comments:

the elegant ape said...

Rain is acid...
Sex is Death...
Rock on Hunter S Thompson

Willie Y said...

If the media dares to hold the politicians feet to the fire they lose thier access to the politicians.