Robert Yates

Is Clinton Frightening the Innocents?

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It’s tempting to think of Thompson in the past tense. Along with his alma mater, Rolling Stone magazine, he was a counter–cultural babe. Seeing him still knocking around is akin to coming across an old–time sage with tales to tell from another time. Certainly, Thompson’s patented ‘Gonzo Journalism’ style – which set up the reporter as star of the show, his own emotions figuring high in the adrenaline rush of prose – has spawned more than a few imitators.

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