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Objective and Subjective

Hello. Yes, it’s a Big News Day:  Supreme Court Gun Ruling, Kagan confirmation hearings…Feds Charge 11 With Acting as Agents for Russia.
James Carville suggests that General McChrystal should be considered as man to lead the Oil Spill Clean-up…
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia dies at 92…

BP Oil spill goes on with industry loopholes…

of course all this is reported through various lenses of the press, so I thought I’d post one of Hunter’s passages from “Better Than Sex.”

Some People will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism – which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen.  He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful.”
–Hunter S. Thompson, “Better Than Sex.”
Yes, It goes both ways. Of course McChrystal and his staff should have known better  Of course I’m not saying anything deeply profound here. nonetheless, maybe James Carville is on to something.


 it’s the Recovery That Matters, as Hunter always said.
Okay, goodnight…

Hunter started the tradition here in the kitchen at Owl Farm, to start his morning news with nytimes, Denver PostAspen Daily NewsWashington Post, Aspen Times, now, i’ve including my favorites news and blogs: talkleft.com. yes, the onionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/,  associated press,   Huffingtonpost.com, , democracynow.org/blog http://firedoglake.com/ , npr, cnn EVEN drudgereport.com/! so many more (i don’t remember reading them all in one day, but it’s late… please email your most trusted news sources and even criticims of the list… thanks.

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