RIP: Muckracker Warren Hinckle dies at 77

“Warren was the godfather of California — and, you could say, national — progressive journalism,” said David Talbot, whose book, “Season of the Witch,” details the tumultuous history of San Francisco from the 1960s to the early ’80s. “As a newsman, he just loved the ’60s as a story, with all its weirdness, from the Black Panthers to hippies in the Haight to the Kennedy assassination. No publication caught it better than Ramparts — it led directly to publications like Rolling Stone, Mother Jones and Salon,” the Web magazine Talbot co-founded in 1995.

Source: Muckraking SF journalist Warren Hinckle dies at 77 – SFGate

2 comments

  1. GM says:

    I was reading this article earlier about Warren Hinckle and Ramparts magazine on Counterpunch:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/26/in-the-shadow-of-the-cia-liberalisms-big-embarrassing-moment/

    Hinckle also wrote a book with William Turner called Deadly Secrets on the CIA/Mafia plots against Castro:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deadly-Secrets-CIA-mafia-Against-Assassination/dp/1560250534/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472242132&sr=1-1&keywords=deadly+secrets+cuba

    RIP.

  2. […] in the City of Love, lauds editor Warren Hinckle as a journalistic innovator whose love for a weird story provided the inspiration and impetus to launch publications such as Mother Jones and Rolling […]

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