Wannabe gonzo drivel


The false-equivalence tagline " ‘gun nuts' on both sides of the debate," plus the Hunter S. Thompson wannabe photo should have been warning enough, but I went ahead and read Dan Baum's article ("The Great Gun-Rights Divide," HCN 5/26/14). It didn't fail to disappoint. While not nearly as amusing as Thompson's gonzo journalism, it was just as self-centered – almost narcissistic – and mostly about his personal experiences with the media. We're supposed to be surprised that he didn't get a "fair hearing" on Piers Morgan or Chris Hayes? That morning talk shows are vapid? Why are you wasting space on this drivel?

David Strip
Llaves, New Mexico