Howie Carr of the Boston Herald was perhaps the first to point out how much The New Yorker’s 2019 article on the misadventures of Hunter Biden, Esq. reads like an uninspired book report on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. From The New Yorker:
More from The New Yorker:
Zachary Romfo, who worked at the Hertz office in Prescott, told me that he found a crack pipe in the car and, on one of the consoles, a line of white-powder residue. Beau Biden’s attorney-general badge was on the dashboard. Hertz called the Prescott police department, and officers there filed a “narcotics offense” report, listing the items seized from the car, including a plastic baggie containing a “white powdery substance,” a Secret Service business card, credit cards, and Hunter’s driver’s license. Later, according to a police report, Secret Service agents informed Prescott police that Hunter was “secure/well.” Subsequent test results indicated that the glass pipe contained cocaine residue, but investigators didn’t find any fingerprints on it. Public prosecutors in the county and the city declined to bring a case against Hunter, citing a lack of evidence that the pipe had been used by him. Jon Paladini, Prescott’s city attorney, told me that he was not aware of any requests by officials in Washington to drop the investigation into Hunter. “It’s a very Republican area,” he said. “I don’t think political favors, necessarily, would even work, had they been requested.” …
One night, outside a club on Hollywood Boulevard, Hunter and another man got into an argument, and a group of bouncers intervened. A friend of one of the bouncers, a Samoan man who went by the nickname Baby Down, felt sorry for Hunter and took him to Mel’s Drive-In to get some food, and to his hotel to pick up his belongings. Early on the morning of October 26th, Baby Down dropped Hunter off at the Hertz rental office at Los Angeles International Airport.
The secret of Fear and Loathing is that nothing ever happens in it. Hunter S. Thompson mostly just drops people off at the airport and deals with car rental agencies, while having hilarious thoughts about all the horrible things that might (but never do) happen. Hunter Biden’s life seems more action-packed.
In case you are wondering, Hunter Biden was born in 1970, the year before Hunter S. Thompson became famous for F&L. Anyway, I really doubt Joe was into HST ever. But maybe Hunter’s late mother?