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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 12:33:21 PM

jpo2269: 404,

McCrystal killed Pat Tillman?


He was the senior officer who signed off on the piece of creative fiction that was CPL Tillman's Silver Star citation, despite the fact that he was told within 24 hours of Tillman's death that it was due to friendly fire.  Most people point to him as the person who kept pushing the bullshiat story up the Awards & Decoration chain.  The day after he approved the fraudulent Silver Star citation, he sent a classified cable to Washington notifying them that Tillman was actually killed by friendly fire, and to be careful handling the cover story.

He was confronted by journalists on how he could approve a Silver Star citation that he knew was utterly false (which, by the way, is a violation of Article 107 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: False Official Statements).

His excuse was that he didn't read it carefully enough to realize it was "inaccurate."

Right.  The posthumous medal for the most famous enlisted soldier in the Army, and he just skimmed it.
 
2013-06-19 01:11:26 PM

Giltric: 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.....


Not really sure what your point is...  Should I NOT be going to GD for slack-jawed hyperbole?  Pretty sure that's what I was referencing and looking for.  As to the Team forums, I'm well aware of those.  Check out the custom color scheme on that screenshot.  Know what that means there, cowboy?
 
2013-06-19 01:23:02 PM

19 Kilo: Giltric: 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.....

Not really sure what your point is...  Should I NOT be going to GD for slack-jawed hyperbole?  Pretty sure that's what I was referencing and looking for.  As to the Team forums, I'm well aware of those.  Check out the custom color scheme on that screenshot.  Know what that means there, cowboy?


GD is where trolls troll trolls. You being a member and all should know this. We've even hooked a couple of media outlets with some garbage posted there.

It's like going into a bathroom stall looking for your moms phone number and finding 87 instances of her phone number written there.

That color scheme looks mighty default.
 
2013-06-19 01:36:45 PM

Sgt Otter: jpo2269: 404,

McCrystal killed Pat Tillman?

He was the senior officer who signed off on the piece of creative fiction that was CPL Tillman's Silver Star citation, despite the fact that he was told within 24 hours of Tillman's death that it was due to friendly fire.  Most people point to him as the person who kept pushing the bullshiat story up the Awards & Decoration chain.  The day after he approved the fraudulent Silver Star citation, he sent a classified cable to Washington notifying them that Tillman was actually killed by friendly fire, and to be careful handling the cover story.

He was confronted by journalists on how he could approve a Silver Star citation that he knew was utterly false (which, by the way, is a violation of Article 107 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: False Official Statements).

His excuse was that he didn't read it carefully enough to realize it was "inaccurate."

Right.  The posthumous medal for the most famous enlisted soldier in the Army, and he just skimmed it.


Wasn't Tillman with an Afghani fighter at the time he was killed? Details were sketchy at the time that happened. shiat was covered up in a way that impressed Hussein so the general got a promotion. I think that's the case.
 
2013-06-19 01:52:37 PM

Giltric: 19 Kilo: Giltric: 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.

GD is where trolls troll trolls. You being a member and all should know this. We've even hooked a couple of media outlets with some garbage posted there.

It's like going into a bathroom stall looking for your moms phone number and finding 87 instances of her phone number written there.

That color scheme looks mighty default.


Exactly.  That's where I go for my FBHOGhaziGateCheckers.  GD was 3 or 4 days ahead of Fark on Umbrellaghazi, so when something like this pops up, I go there to see what the mouthbreathers and trolls say.  But, for all your assertion that it's a pit of trolls, it's also a good barometer of what I'm going to read on any given gun board or conservatard news board.

If I want good, high tone discussion, I'll head up to the member forum and see where the 200+ post MLP thread is at.
 
2013-06-19 03:05:34 PM

dickfreckle: 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.

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It was.  If journalists didn't drink, I don't think they could work.
 
2013-06-19 04:12:44 PM

Lsherm: dickfreckle: 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.

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It was.  If journalists didn't drink, I don't think they could work.


Yup. Chris Hedges said he drinks a lot to go to sleep because of the PTSD he got covering Yugoslavia in the 90's.

/Can't even imagine how much that would suck
 
2013-06-19 05:51:40 PM

Tripp Johnston Private Eye: Lsherm: dickfreckle: 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.

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It was.  If journalists didn't drink, I don't think they could work.

Yup. Chris Hedges said he drinks a lot to go to sleep because of the PTSD he got covering Yugoslavia in the 90's.

/Can't even imagine how much that would suck


That was probably a more noble reason than most.  My few journalist friends just drink because they like to drink.  Writers in general tend to hit the sauce.
 
2013-06-20 12:35:50 AM

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

Said the nobody.


Yup.  No need to mourn my meaningless death.  Just like this guy.
 
2013-06-20 05:33:41 AM

Noam Chimpsky: Details were sketchy at the time that happened. shiat was covered up in a way that impressed Hussein so the general got a promotion. I think that's the case.


you sound  tired . its not like you are even trying anymore
 
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