Krassner remains as contemporary as today's headlines, from the O.J. Simpson trial to the Oklahoma City bombing. He was the head writer for an HBO special satirizing the Presidential election campaign, he did on-air commentary for the Fox Network's "Wilton-North Report," and he was a writer for the Ron Reagan Jr. TV series. Krassner has also appeared on the "Today Show," "The Tonight Show," "60 Minutes," the Conan O'Brian show, and Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect."
When People magazine called Krassner "the father of the underground press", he immediately demanded a blood test. He published The Realist from 1958 to1974, and began publishing it again in 1985. "The taboos may have changed," he wrote, "but irreverence is still our only sacred cow." His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, The Nation (for whom he will soon be writing a column of media criticism), Playboy, Penthouse, The Village Voice, the San Francisco Examiner, the Los Angeles Times, the Whole Earth Review, and High Times.
Krassner's style of personal journalism constantly blurred the line between observer and participant. In the Sixties (before the Roe vs. Wade decision) Krassner interviewed an abortionist, then became an illegal abortion referral service. He covered the anti-war movement, then founded the Yippies with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. He published material on the psychedelic revolution, then took LSD with Timothy Leary and Ram Dass. He later accompanied a curious Groucho Marx on his first acid trip.