Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

RT.com reports the FBI kept close tabs on Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, although it’s not clear why.

Records indicate that the FBI had a close-eye on Thompson, who committed suicide in 2005, perhaps due to his hatred for President Nixon.

“The intrusiveness of FBI domestic security investigations is on display here,” South Dakota State University journalism professor Matt Cecil said. “An agent just barged into Woody Creek, Colorado and started asking questions. Obviously, the FBI didn’t care much what conclusions people drew from that. Thompson probably didn’t either. Imagine, however, that you were the subject of a 1960s domestic security investigation and agents came into Sioux Falls and started asking questions about you. What inference would people make?”

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