“Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. You can’t be objective about Nixon.”
– Hunter S. Thompson, interview, Atlantic Monthly 09/97
“So much for Objective Journalism. Don’t bother to look for it here — not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”
(from “On The Campaign Trail”)
Once again, the Press has become the story. (more…)
Those who know Spider Jerusalem already know this, and those who don’t know him could care less. Too many of you don’t know him.
Twenty years ago there was a new comic book out under one of DC’s fringe labels — yeah, Vertigo. “Transmetropolitan”. Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson. I stole their art. I don’t get paid for this; they can sue me. Either way: Read. It. Read it now. Go out and buy it and read it.
It was some serious brain-twisting, a mess, a work of paranoid comic genius that showed a horrifyingly plausible (more…)
Once upon a time, there was a candidate for president who was doing daily interviews and talk shows, doing his level best to get his message out and to snag any publicity he could manage. His numbers were rising after a long slump, and he’d just gotten some good press from an over-the-top (more…)
“Y’see, they say journalism is the art of controlling your environment, but that’s all wrong. I can’t control anything with this typewriter. All this is, is a gun… It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.”
Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan: Back On The Street(more…)