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"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to fool savants."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, worry and Loathing at the crusade path, Hunter S. Thompson has suggested the election tale in his actually inimitable, just-short-of-libel kind. In greater than intercourse, Thompson hits the dusty path again--without leaving home--yet manages to carry a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and doubtful glory. whole with faxes despatched to and bought by means of candidate Clinton's best aides, and 100% natural gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, this is the main true-blue crusade tell-all ever penned by means of guy or beast.
"[Thompson] offers another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unimaginable stories and darkish observations concerning the sausage grind that's the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. choked with selfish anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable."
--Los Angeles day-by-day News
"What endears Hunter Thompson to somebody who reads him is that he'll say what others are afraid to (.[He] is a grasp on the not going yet consistently telling line that sums up a political determine (.In a 12 months while all politics is--to a lot of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it's time to learn Hunter Thompson."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"While Tom Wolfe mastered the means of being a fly at the wall, Thompson mastered the paintings of being a fly within the ointment. He made himself part of each tale, made no apologies for it and therefore produced way more sincere reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth property (. Thompson isn't afraid to take the tough medication, neither is he bashful approximately dishing it out (.He remains to be king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom omit their target."
--Tulsa World
"This is a really, very humorous ebook. nobody can ever fit Thompson within the vitriol division, and almost not anyone escapes his wrath."
--The Flint magazine

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In this particular instance, the author, Elisabeth Bumiller, had to build some sort of trust with friends of Rumsfeld to obtain the personal details and to gain these sources’ consent to speak publicly about him. The building of trust ensured that the story would take on a more positive reading of Rumsfeld. The result: a story that crosses between a fluff personality profile and the underlying story of possible resignation. Origins Why this kind of reportage on the personality of the famous emerged in the nineteenth century along with the development of mass circulation newspapers is intriguing.

Instead of a discourse that highlighted the distance and aura of the celebrity, celebrity journalism worked to make the famous more real and worked to provide a greater intimacy with their everyday lives. Celebrities, via these journalistic profiles, became better known for their ordinariness along with their extraordinariness as these stories worked to connect individually with the mass audience. Audiences in turn would have a degree of ‘affective investment’ (Marshall 1997) in particular celebrities because of the amount of personal background that was provided about them in newspapers and magazines.

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