Thompson made journalism seem like a fantastic occupation

New York Times
For a generation of American students, Hunter S. Thompson “made journalism seem like a dangerous, fantastic occupation, in the process transforming an avocation that was mostly populated by doughy white men in short-sleeve white button-downs and bad ties into something fit for those who smoked Dunhills at the end of cigarette holders and wore sunglasses regardless of the time of day,” writes David Carr. “It is to his credit or blame that many aspiring journalists showed up to cover their first, second, and sometimes third local city council meetings in bowling shirts and bad sunglasses (no names need be mentioned here), along with their notebooks.”
> Lawyer: Thompson’s suicide “was definitely not spur of the moment” (BG)
> “It could have been an accident,” says Woody Creek bartender (LAT)
> “He lived longer than any of us expected already,” says Wenner (LAT)
> Testimonials at tavern flowed as freely as Chivas, Molson (Denver Post)

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