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#1 Aug 22, 2013
Michael Hastings wrestled with demons, but legacy remains intact
By Robin Abcarian
August 21, 2013, 3:06 p.m.
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton have reported, Hastings had traces of marijuana and amphetamine in his system when he crashed his car into a tree on Highland Avenue around 4:20 a.m. on June 18. The impact was so intense that the engine of Hastings 2013 Mercedes Benz C25 was found half a block away. He is believed to have died within seconds.
Wednesday, the LA Weekly published an account of Hastings' life and career, including his decision to move to Los Angeles to cover Hollywood for the website BuzzFeed. At the time of his death, he'd been working on a profile of CIA Director John Brennan for Rolling Stone, where he was a contributing editor.
The Weekly piece portrays Hastings, who was 33 when he died, as depressed and fearful that he was being targeted by the government for his reporting. A Hollywood neighbor who befriended him said than an agitated Hastings tried to borrow her car on the night he died, telling her that he believed his car had been tampered with. He also believed that the helicopters in the skies above the Hollywood Hills, a common sight, were keeping track of him.
#2 Aug 22, 2013
The Rolling Stones probably hired him because he was so weak...
#3 Aug 22, 2013
And Alex Jones will saying anything to get people to watch him...mostly lies.
#4 Aug 22, 2013
mikey ewe phu-cking re-tard, Alex wasn't there on the street when it happened, Witnesses were and websites like Alex's simply reported what THEY said they saw, and they took pics and the pics don't lie
Not Alex's site:
'Now I'm Convinced That Michael Hastings Car Was Bombed: Here's Why
^ plenty of pics there including of the engine which went Expoding Out FAAARRR from the car BEFORE the car stopped, as WITNESSES Said
#5 Aug 23, 2013
Must have been the same demolition experts who blow up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
Any sane person who has read Rolling Stone magazine, would have to conclude that most of the garbage was written by highly intoxicated or delusional writers; much like Michael Hastings.
#6 Aug 23, 2013
End of issue!
#7 Aug 23, 2013
Journalist Who Brought Down Gen. McChrystal Dies In Car Accident
Eyewitness To Hastings Crash Reported Giant Explosion
Eye Witness to Michael Hastings Murder Says Body Not Charred Beyond Recognition
SGT. BIGGS: Michael Hastings Told He Would Be Hunted Down and Killed Over McChrystal Story - VIDEO
Hastings died in Los Angeles on June 18 in an explosive single-car crash that left his fuel efficient Mercedes C250 engulfed in flames which towered above the heights of nearby houses.
First responders found the four-cylinder engine 100 feet away from the crash.As we reported recently, Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs told Fox News Megyn Kelly that Hastings was working on his biggest story yet involving the CIA. The journalist is known to have made a number of powerful enemies.Biggs also stated on Fox that it was completely out of character for Hastings to be driving at high speeds that early in the morning. But Biggs made even stronger revelations on the Alex Jones Show as he described how well he knew Hastings.
Biggs and Hastings met in 2008 when the journalist came to Afghanistan to cover the daily combat, an assignment only meant to last one week.
That week turned into three months.You get to learn a lot about a person in one day of combat, let alone three months of being around them, Biggs said.Biggs stayed in touch with the journalist after the assignment, which culminated into a strong friendship.I remember when the story broke with General McChrystal and he [Hastings] gave me a call and hes like man, Im pretty scared, Biggs said.I told him,You have a reason to be, brother. You basically just got a general of a war fired. Im pretty sure that doesnt sit too well with him right now.Hastings fear was very well-founded as he received severe death threats over the McChrystal story.He had been told, if we dont like what you write, we will hunt you down and kill you,
Biggs said.For him to say something like that, those are his own words, thats pretty intense.But Hastings continued on with his journalism career and recently began investigating a CIA story which apparently led to his death.
#8 Aug 24, 2013
considering Hastings was a druggy and unstable, McChrystal and his gang must have been a true f*ch up.
He Probably shined with giving his perseptive to the brass and president...
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