With all the talk about fake news I thought this was worth posting…
On August 29th, 2002, journalist and famed political commentator Hunter S. Thompson was interviewed by Australia’s ABC Radio National for his take on the events of 9/11. What he got was something that would hardly surprise followers of the irreverent gonzo scribe’s long career.
While listening to Hunter’s interview, you have to bear in mind that it was conducted in the midst of a global media blitz with hundreds of pieces dedicated to the event – commemorations, followed by memorial, followed by Toby Kieth songs, followed by endless terror announcements. It would be fair to say that Thompson’s comments were certainly brave in the context of what was playing in the media at that time, although it appears that few mainstream pundits took serious note of them back then.
RIP HST. A true American hero.