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A sports journalist and author made famous by his highly opinionated articles, a style which was later dubbed by an unimpressed critic as "Gonzo Journalism." He became a cultural icon in the late 60's for his very open and honest accounts of drug and alcohol use.

He wrote many books about his adventures with narcotics; most notably, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S Thompson
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Amazing journalist, quite possibly the greatest person to ever walk the earth besides the Dalai Llama.
famous quotes by Hunter S. Thompson:

"Bill Clinton does not inhale marijuana, right? You bet. Like I chew on LSD but I don't swallow it."

"In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States, and you're not. Love it or leave it."
–on George W. Bush

"All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House."

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

"Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect."
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An American humorist and satirist. He is credited as one of the original "new" journalists. His style is described as Gonzo journalism. Born in 1937, he authored close to a dozen novels while writing for Rolling Stone Magazine and He died in 2005.
Hunter S. Thompson's writing style is described as Gonzo Journalism.
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Author of the 'Fear and Loathing' articles published in the Rolling Stones magazine back in the 70's and 80's. Associated with 'Gonzo Journalism'. Was a cool guy, alchoholic since he was 14, always smoking pot and doing drugs and he wasn't afraid to hide it from the world. The movie 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' starring Johnny Depp is based off him. He shot himself in the head with a shotgun in 2005 at 67 years old. Johnny Depp is making a new movie about him called the "Rum Diaries" due out in 2007. RIP HST. Look for his videos/interviews on youtube.
I wish I could hit some acid and smoke pot with Hunter S. Thompson.
by matthew mcleodd August 28, 2006
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The only journalist that ever mattered.
brought light the fact that the American dream is misguided.
Authored some of the greatest works of our time.
Took his own life, and with it he took away the last of the great American writers.
Hunter S Thompson created Gonzo Journalism
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Amazing writer and journalist. Famous books include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,Rum Diary, and Hell's Angels. He passed February 21, 2005 from suicide
The death of Hunter Thompson was a sad day for the world of journalism
by Holden February 23, 2005
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