Stuff You Should Be Reading: Matt Taibbi
March 22, 2009 Leave a comment
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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.