You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus!
A sign of the times from my alma mater’s newspaper obit of Hunter Thompson (curiously filed at the Campus desk):
While visiting Medill, Davidson sat in on a History and Issues of Journalism class where they were discussing Thompson’s article on the Kentucky Derby.
“I’d never really read anything by him before,” Davidson said. “It was so witty and wonderful and the story behind it was so incredible.”
Davidson, a self-described creative writer, was on the fence about journalism school, but Thompson’s example showed him that “journalism could be rewarding and fulfilling.”
Alhough he is currently transferring out of Medill, Davidson said Thompson remains one of his favorite authors.