Hunter Thompson at the O.J. Trial

Romenesko, everyone’s favorite media nerd blog, today points us to a tale of woe. Local hero Phil Bronstein was apparently this close to convincing Hunter to cover the O.J. trial. But, alas, it was not to be.

4 Responses to “Hunter Thompson at the O.J. Trial”

  1. Dude that would have been epic! Have you read his story bout covering the Rueben Salazar Murder? I think it’s called “Strange Rumblings in Aztlan” and it’s some of the best journalism I’ve ever read.

  2. Mission Mistaken says:

    That’s like saying an evening with an ounce of coke, a pound of pot, twelve hookers and an open bar isn’t really *happening* until you break out the crack.

  3. ct says:

    I’m not sure the reality of this would have lived up to what we imagine. Few people love Thompson more than me, but most of what I’ve read from him from 1990 on was completely phoned in.

    On the other hand, though, it could have been amazing. How come there is no definitive account of the insanity of that trial? (Or is there one that I don’t know about?)

  4. hambre says:

    i don’t know a single person who thinks of bronstein as a hero, and i used to work for him. puh-leeze! (are you some kind of sharon stone freak?)