Editorial board endorsement: Clinton for president

David Horsey

Contortions of campaign 2016 humble journalists and whipsaw Hillary

Contortions of campaign 2016 humble journalists and whipsaw Hillary

Rolling Stone's politics writer Matt Taibbi is a worthy heir to the late, great Hunter S. Thompson. While Thompson was the counter-culture's avenging angel on acid, Mr. Taibbi is far more grounded. Thompson's decimating portrayals of politicians like Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon were wildly entertaining, but one often wondered if they were connected to real events or were contorted flights of drug-fueled imagination. With Mr. Taibbi, there's no doubt that his flair for colorful description of the political madhouse is matched by solid reporting.

Still, Mr. Taibbi may not be any more prescient than the campaign reporters whose prose is far more pedestrian. In the current issue...

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