The Union publisher, meet The Union cartoonist

The Union Publisher Don Rogers, meet The Union cartoonist RL Crabb:

Don writes this week: “I found (Hunter) Thompson an obnoxious ass, a boor. Drunk, drugged up, proud of shooting stuff, blowing up stuff, juvenile stuff. Belligerent, arrogant, in love with his own wit, believing his own baloney, and fawned over for just those qualities.”

RL Crabb has written: “I idolized  guys like Hunter, whose drug-fueled adventures in Las Vegas and on the campaign trail inspired many to emulate his indulgences.”

What a hoot!

BTW, I thought Hunter was overrated. When I worked at The Chronicle, the rival Examiner hired Hunter as a columnist. It was a stunt to lure readers.

About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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