Skip to comments.ESPN SCRUBS HUNTER S. THOMPSON BUSH BASH
Posted on 05/24/2004 7:27:35 PM PDT by wagglebee
Hunter S. Thompson's ESPN column was scrubbed of controversy late Monday afternoon when online editors worried the famed gonzo journalist had gone too far.
In a column entitled, "Let's Go to the Olympics," Thompson went off on the Abu Ghraib prison picture scandal, exclaiming: "Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these [Abu Ghraib] photographs did."
But after being linked to the DRUDGE REPORT, a top editor demanded the sentence be immediately edited --without Thompson's okay, according to an ESPN.com staffer.
"Hunter can go too far sometimes," the Bristol-based ESPN employee told the DRUDGE REPORT.
The cleansed paragraph now reads:
"These horrifying digital snapshots of the American dream in action on foreign soil are worse than anything even I could have expected. I have been in this business a long time and I have seen many staggering things, but this one is over the line.
As with the original, Thompson still concludes with the thought: "Now I am really ashamed to carry an American passport."
THEN LEAVE AND STAY OUT!
well, he's obviously on drugs ... what a dope
They can second guess their outrageous comments all they like... we still catalog and record them.
Then I woke up one day and realized he's just an a$$hole on drugs.
He has been frying his brain(what's left of it) by doing all that Adrenochrome..
Totally off subject, but can you tell me how to add a 'sig' to my posts?
Didn't ESPN fire Rush Limbaugh over a less inflamatory statement?
People who do that on a regular basis can be fairly said to be holocaust deniers.
Hunter probably has some anti-semitic friends in Europe he's laying down cover for. Or, maybe Hunter is an anti-semite. I've noticed a lot of his biggest fans are.
Hunter Thompson has done more drugs than any person on the face of the earth, living OR dead.
Where you post a reply, look for TAGLINE and type it there.
Block 10 Medical experimentation block, Auschwitz
Gas chamber, Auschwitz
Photos courtesy http://www.photo-exhibits.com/europe/poland/auschwitz_I_main_camp_photos/auschwitz_I__black_white_photographs.html
LOL. I think its funny all these freepers are taking him so seriously or anybody would publish Hunter's comments within the context of being newsworthy or sincere. At least the guy is an avid 2nd amendment supporter. Even if it does include a suitcase full of drugs and good honest hard working man's whiskey :-)
"Now I am really ashamed to carry an American passport."`
Good, were even because I'm ashamed you claim to be an American.
Stupid me was searching in 'My Profile'
Disney-ESPN saw fit to give him a column to spew his hate.
Thompson once predicted that Kobe Bryant case would be bigger than O.J. Simpson's. His judgement becomes more questionable by the day.
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