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(Rolling Stone)   Michael Hastings, 33, the journalist who exposed the train wreck known as Stanley McChrystal which ended the general's career, involved in auto wreck that ends the journalist known as Michael Hastings   (rollingstone.com ) divider line 110
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2013-06-19 03:34:28 AM  
Hearing a bit about Hastings on the Maddow podcast.. seems his first big book was written about his girlfriend, another journalist who was killed while in Bagdad.
 
2013-06-19 03:37:14 AM  

Gyrfalcon: -that was his own inability to keep his mouth shut (or, alternatively, his blunt honesty, depending on which side of the debate you're on).


It just could be both. Dont get me wrong- I voted for the man twice, but he is not exactly a military person, and some of his advisors might be suspect as to their knowledge.

At any rate, rest in peace. I know he left behind a wife and Chris Hayes says they had a young daughter ( or 2 ) , i forget.
 
2013-06-19 04:54:17 AM  

Fenrisulfr: Good.

My sympathies for his family and all, but Gen  McChrystal is a good and honorable man who took a bullet for his subordinates because this (yellow) "journalist" could not differentiate blowing off steam in a pressure cooker environment and real insubordination. Wonder if alcohol was involved in his  "accident"....

The General should never have accepted his 4th star - It was a setup for failure all along.

/ Cannot confirm or deny I worked for him or his command


You mean the fark-rag who authorized the propaganda campaign behind Pat Tillman's death?
 
2013-06-19 05:45:13 AM  
A magazine contributor dying in a car crash?  It's WAY too early for it to be a slow Politics day already.
 
2013-06-19 06:34:19 AM  

Bender The Offender: Do you know how I know for a fact that you've never served your country a single day in your life?


Just like Bipp, Skragg and Dripp, he served his country by helping Mitt Romney get elected.
 
2013-06-19 07:26:34 AM  
Crap. Someone's hacked fark and redirected the comments section of godlikeproductions.com up in here.
 
2013-06-19 07:32:37 AM  
Seen at the scene.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 07:39:21 AM  

Lsherm: That miller lite bottle in the video was probably apropos of nothing.   Journalists don't like to drink.  It clouds their judgement.


I really, really hope this is sarcasm I didn't catch. Every journalist I've met loves to drink.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 07:41:19 AM  

Fista-Phobia: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x478]

That'll buff right out

 
2013-06-19 07:53:24 AM  

Fista-Phobia: MFAWG: You center punch a tree at over 100 miles an hour, and all kinds of shiat breaks free,

[static.rogerebert.com image 425x254]


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 07:58:58 AM  

Bender The Offender: I'll go ahead and confirm you're absolutely full of shiat and are completely retarded as far as the UCMJ goes


alienated: I will make this simple- a general officer does not do her or himself any good at all being critical of the standing CIC, except by her or himself .


IIRC the worst thing they had him on record was mocking Biden, not the CIC.

I remember his psy-ops article.  Wasn't impressed by his work.  Seemed bent on making it otu like we were using secret methods to influence senators when in fact they were just asking the normal questions any intellegent personw oudl of people they were trying to influence.
 
2013-06-19 08:07:23 AM  

Fenrisulfr: Good.

My sympathies for his family and all, but Gen  McChrystal is a good and honorable man who took a bullet for his subordinates because this (yellow) "journalist" could not differentiate blowing off steam in a pressure cooker environment and real insubordination. Wonder if alcohol was involved in his  "accident"....

The General should never have accepted his 4th star - It was a setup for failure all along.

/ Cannot confirm or deny I worked for him or his command


And McChrystal is still out of a job.
Which is good.
 
2013-06-19 08:15:27 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Getting a Mercedes to throw its engine a half a block down the road, and explode into flames, isn't an easy thing to do.


It's much easier to do with a Renault

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 08:20:58 AM  
Accident my ass! He offended powerful people, and got whacked.
 
2013-06-19 08:23:21 AM  
If it happens in a car instead of a plane, is it still called "getting Wellstoned"?
 
2013-06-19 08:25:58 AM  
:(

He was a really good journalist...

RIP
 
2013-06-19 08:26:34 AM  

VictoryCabal: If it happens in a car instead of a plane, is it still called "getting Wellstoned"?


No, if it's a car, it's "getting deaded".
 
2013-06-19 08:26:51 AM  
DIAF

Too soon?
 
2013-06-19 08:41:22 AM  
Stanley McCrystal was a train wreck?  While I certainly do not condone, or approve of his comments or how they came to light, I was under the impression he was pretty well respected before his PR nightmare...
 
2013-06-19 08:41:26 AM  
Glenn Greenwald announces his immediate retirement in 3...2...
 
2013-06-19 08:42:45 AM  

jpo2269: Stanley McCrystal was a train wreck?  While I certainly do not condone, or approve of his comments or how they came to light, I was under the impression he was pretty well respected before his PR nightmare...



uh dude, Pat Tillman?
 
2013-06-19 08:45:44 AM  

uncoveror: Accident my ass! He offended powerful people, and got whacked.


THIS
 
2013-06-19 08:48:02 AM  

vudukungfu: uncoveror: Accident my ass! He offended powerful people, and got whacked.

THIS


Yeah, no.
 
2013-06-19 08:49:12 AM  
very unfortunate. there are just so few journalists of his caliber, and he was young and had so much potential. he was serious, even though he worked for buzzfeed, he wasn't interested in trite stories.
 
2013-06-19 08:50:13 AM  

Dave and the Mission: I'm no car guy, but how does one's engine (transmission?) wind up half a block from the wreck?  Is it one of those 'crumple zone' kinda things?


Here in Vermont, we know he was murdered.
We know why.

He was stopped because the posers that be can get away with that sort of thing in a corrupt state.
that's why he didn't die in Vermont.
 
2013-06-19 08:53:16 AM  
404,

McCrystal killed Pat Tillman?
 
2013-06-19 08:56:42 AM  
I find it sad that the only decent journalism we've had in the last 5 years or so has been Rolling Stone.  I mean, kudos to them and we'll miss Michael Hastings, but the fact that you have to go to a music mag to get these things published fills me with despair.
 
2013-06-19 08:58:22 AM  
Has anyone seen the video of this crash on the web?
 
2013-06-19 09:07:40 AM  

Almost Everybody Poops: vudukungfu: uncoveror: Accident my ass! He offended powerful people, and got whacked.

THIS

Yeah, no.


Just watch: rumors about how he was JUST putting the finishing touches on an exposé of whatever the person's favorite conspiracy theory is are going to spread like wildfire, the same way they did after Hunter S. Thompson's suicide.
 
2013-06-19 09:10:32 AM  

vudukungfu: Dave and the Mission: I'm no car guy, but how does one's engine (transmission?) wind up half a block from the wreck?  Is it one of those 'crumple zone' kinda things?

Here in Vermont, we know he was murdered.
We know why.

He was stopped because the posers that be can get away with that sort of thing in a corrupt state.
that's why he didn't die in Vermont.


Rock on Vermont Strong!


/I got no idea if you are joking with your BS or serious, either way it is hilarious.
 
2013-06-19 09:24:33 AM  

tbeatty: Buh-bye,  Who was he again?  Oh. Nobody.


Speaking of "buh-bye," what does this little icon over here do?

:CLICK:
 
2013-06-19 09:25:55 AM  

s2s2s2: Has anyone seen the video of this crash on the web?


You mean the one linked in the very Boobies? Yeah.
 
2013-06-19 09:27:01 AM  

randomjsa: "Train wreck" as in "dared to violate the UCMJ and be openly dismissive of his civilian superiors"


Fixed.

If MacArthur couldn't get away with insubordination, why in the fark would McChrystal?
 
2013-06-19 09:28:17 AM  

OHDUDENESS: s2s2s2: Has anyone seen the video of this crash on the web?

You mean the one linked in the very Boobies? Yeah.


Ha! Forgot about that filter...
 
2013-06-19 09:28:25 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I'm not given to crazy conspiracy theories, but I've NEVER seen a street crash like that. Freeway crashes, yes, but never a surface street crash. Any of our resident medics know more than me? Cuz that looks like there was an accelerant involved.


I bet they find evidence of gasoline.
 
2013-06-19 09:36:38 AM  

19 Kilo: Nothing yet....

[img.fark.net image 850x589]


AboveTopSecret is on the case.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread954328/pg1

This couldnt have been an accident, he jumps over a median an crashes into a tree?
This was an assassination.
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Perhaps the car was taken over by remote control.
Or, they slipped him a timed release drug that caused him to go unconscious.
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I know the Obama Administration did not like him. We will have to see how many other notable journalists start mysteriously dying.
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He was quite an outspoken critic of the Obama administration and Rahm Emanuel. Wonder what he was investigating recently and more importantly, what he found out.
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Single-car accidents, falls from several stories, suicides, and heart attacks by otherwise healthy people are a hallmark of wet work.
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False flag operation!
They paid an actor to impersonate Hastings and blew up the car with the actor still in it.
Hastings was the guy who brought down Stanley A. McChrystal three years ago. He was the neocons' man on the inside, and they never forgave him for getting caught.
Now that he's 'dead' they can do what they like with him...
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This couldnt have been an accident, he jumps over a median an crashes into a tree?
This was an assassination.
-----
Perhaps the car was taken over by remote control.
Or, they slipped him a timed release drug that caused him to go unconscious.
-----
I know the Obama Administration did not like him. We will have to see how many other notable journalists start mysteriously dying.
-----
He was quite an outspoken critic of the Obama administration and Rahm Emanuel. Wonder what he was investigating recently and more importantly, what he found out.
-----
Single-car accidents, falls from several stories, suicides, and heart attacks by otherwise healthy people are a hallmark of wet work.
-----
False flag operation!
They paid an actor to impersonate Hastings and blew up the car with the actor still in it.
Hastings was the guy who brought down Stanley A. McChrystal three years ago. He was the neocons' man on the inside, and they never forgave him for getting caught.
Now that he's 'dead' they can do what they like with him...
-----
img.fark.net
That doesn't look like an accident.
Looks more like a controlled demolition using nano-thermite.
 
2013-06-19 09:36:39 AM  

19 Kilo: Dammit.  Now I have to go over to the gun boards to see how 0bama caused this, or if this is just an addition to the Clinton Death List or what sort of -GHAZI this is.

Dammit.


A majority of the posters on ARFCOM are former Mil/leo or current mil/leo who think Hastings lied in his article and book.

What you are attempting to do is like painting anti gay slogans on Chik-fil-a to shame them for donating to gay causes.

Not an in depth kind of reporter are you? More like an emotional wanna be journalist.....right?

Plus you are looking in General Discussion which is like 4 Chan for gun guys.

The place you want to be looking is under the Team forums for paid lifetime members....we have politicians, NRA board members, Actors, NASCAR guys....even a high profile front page news liberal elite NY lawyer who is pro 2nd amendment posting about it in there.....
 
2013-06-19 09:41:43 AM  

Dave and the Mission: I'm no car guy, but how does one's engine (transmission?) wind up half a block from the wreck?  Is it one of those 'crumple zone' kinda things?


Study it out.
Study it out.

Look for trace amounts of thermite near the engine block.
 
2013-06-19 09:45:22 AM  

EdNortonsTwin: It shouldn't matter if you personally care for the work this man did - the Fourth Estate took a significant loss here.


The War on Journalism continues.
 
2013-06-19 09:47:42 AM  
FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Inside Jobs Podcast
A biweekly podcast dedicated to *fun*covering the truth!

/the money
//follow it
 
2013-06-19 09:49:06 AM  

Dave and the Mission: I'm no car guy, but how does one's engine (transmission?) wind up half a block from the wreck?  Is it one of those 'crumple zone' kinda things?


Get an old beater with a manual transmission. Then put it in drive and attempt to shift into reverse while going faster than 40 mph. That's what did it for my dad (transmission anyway).

/my dad was not a smart 17 year old
 
2013-06-19 09:58:22 AM  

OHDUDENESS: You mean the one linked in the very Boobies? Yeah.


After the crash is not video of the crash as it happened. I could have been more specific. Looks like the "Don't report what you are told when off the record, and just hanging out" gods were displeased.
 
2013-06-19 10:05:15 AM  

unlikely: The NSA took over his car's central chip through OnStar and provided unexpected acceleration, the terrain did the rest.


It's a conspiracy between the NSA, the lizard men from space, the lizard men from beneath the earth's crust, the Decepticon Empire, and worst of all (just for shiats and giggles)... Monsanto.

(well Monsanto really is just capitalist motherfarkers)
 
2013-06-19 10:06:35 AM  
Let's see what the autopsy report says...if they release it.
 
2013-06-19 10:08:53 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Let's see what the autopsy report says...if they release it.


"drunk/high and driving 100 mph on a residential street is no way to go through life a telephone pole"?
 
2013-06-19 10:20:33 AM  

tbeatty: Buh-bye,  Who was he again?  Oh. Nobody.


Said the nobody.
 
2013-06-19 10:24:32 AM  

Giltric: tenpoundsofcheese: Let's see what the autopsy report says...if they release it.

"drunk/high and driving 100 mph on a residential street is no way to go through life a telephone pole"?


where did the 100mph come from besides that "witness".   A little convenient that he was watering the street around the time that this happened and he doesn't speak English that well.
 
2013-06-19 10:30:23 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Giltric: tenpoundsofcheese: Let's see what the autopsy report says...if they release it.

"drunk/high and driving 100 mph on a residential street is no way to go through life a telephone pole"?

where did the 100mph come from besides that "witness".   A little convenient that he was watering the street around the time that this happened and he doesn't speak English that well.


Little known fact: Asphalt requires moonlight to grow. Which is why they don't water it during the day.
 
2013-06-19 10:42:19 AM  
I am going to stick with this is a sad loss of a talented investigative journalist (there are not many left in the media) while the rest of you either get out the tin-foil hats.
 
2013-06-19 11:09:25 AM  
OBAMA!

www.neogrognard.com
 
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