Stuff You Should Be Reading: Matt Taibbi

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Matt Taibbi | The Daily Show | Comedy…“, posted with vodpod

Their are a lot of writers out their who are trying to emulate the late, great Hunter S. Thompson.  In fact, that is pretty much what half the writers at Rolling Stone have been trying to do.  He’s not quite reached Dr.Donzo’s plateua, but Matt Taibii’s writing has gotten far closer than anyone else.

Taibbi writing, much like Thompson’s, is a mix of strong opinions and lucid fact.  It’s descriptive, entertaining, and contains that necessary, often infuriating kernel of truth that eludes many professional journalists today.  His recent article on the economic crisis may be the only eight page article about the economy you’ll every enjoy reading from beginning to end.

His most recent book, The Great Derangement, is also a fascinating and hilarious look at the politically insane members of the United States.  Check out his interview above that he did on the Daily Show and I guarantee you’ll want to read his book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: