Hunter S. Thompson and Radio

Well, this is disappointing. I’ve always heard a great quote about radio and loved it.

“The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.

There’s also a negative side.”
– Hunter S. Thompson

It’s funny, it’s dark, it’s so very appropriate…and it’s also totally made up! I was looking for the exact quote online (thank you Google) and the very first thing that comes up is an urban legends, dubious quotes page.  Uh oh. The second I saw it, I was instantly sad. I knew I wasn’t going to like what I read.

Turns out, the original quote wasn’t so pithy and funny and it wasn’t even about working in radio! It’s about working in TV.

I don’t want to take away anything from the author’s hard work and research so go read his article for yourself.

I’m going to console myself by trying to find a new self-depreciating quote about the work I do. Any suggestions?


About radionesta

Martha Stewart with Betty Page bangs. I love my glue gun, drunk gardening, roller derby and radio. I prefer my music loud and my wine big, red & juicy. View all posts by radionesta

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