Big Journalism- I’ve just watched the latest Rolling Stone video on climate change featuring an exclusive hour-long interview with President Obama – and I’m scared. Really scared.
The first thing that scares me is what it says about the decline of journalism generally and at Rolling Stone in particular.
Can this really be the same magazine that launched Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which employed Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas and PJ O’Rourke, and which gave us that OK-ish Cameron Crowe movie where the autobiographical hero never got to sleep with Kate Hudson?
And oughtn’t Rolling Stone to be trying to raise the bar rather than lower it after the appalling fiasco of its UVA rape story reportage?
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