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Forum Post: Michael Hastings Death - A Real Journalist Dies Under Dubious Circumstances

Posted 1 year ago on July 7, 2013, 3:46 p.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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[-] 2 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

Not many journalists out there like Hastings. Such a shame.

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Looks like another murder.

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

RiP Michael Hastings - you are missed. Michael Hastings was cut from the same cloth as Greenwald, Palast, Scahill & Taibbi and US journalism (such as it is) is so much the poorer with his untimely loss.

Thanx for this 'j32' (play on John XXIII ?) & for an insight into Michael Hastings' work, perhaps also see :

Requiescat In Pace MH ...

[-] 3 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

Good articles. This stuff really bothers me....i want to fight back against these bastards.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

RiP Michael Hastings ~*~ & you are right to be bothered. One last link :

requiescat in pace ...

EDIT : Also see - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35486.htm .

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Dvorak, whom the station touts as an "investigative journalist," is a "National Homeland Security Correspondent" for Examiner.com, a blog network owned by Republican billionaire Philip Anschutz that has minimal editorial oversight. Since Hastings' death, San Diego 6 has repeatedly given Dvorak airtime to float conspiracy theories—that the crash was not consistent with a car accident, that Hastings was cremated to cover up foul play, that federal officials may have ordered him killed. None of these theories, which often come from unnamed sources, are backed up by convincing evidence, but reputable media outlets keep falling for Dvorak's reporting anyway.

Dvorak is a "fucking disgrace," Matt Farwell, a writer and friend of Hastings who is finishing his Brennan profile for an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, told WhoWhatWhy. Farwell wants Hastings' death to be investigated, but "unless it's good solid shoe leather journalism…it's not helping anyone," he said. "It makes the LAPD and the feds go into closed-off mode and makes people not want to say anything."

"Whether it turns out to be true or not, that's a whole other issue," says Kim Dvorak. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/michael-hastings-conspiracy-theories-kim-dvorak

[-] 2 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 1 year ago

Assange, Manning, Snowden, Hastings, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5W1GAUwQMs God as my witness, we got ya backs, all yall. Truth to power and power of truth.

[-] 1 points by RadBrad (12) 1 year ago

The only problem I see with his death is that if it was the government then his death probably would have been more subtle than a fiery car crash. It is also a possibility that his death was an accident, just saying.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

the fbi should post publicly what the know

and the file on hastings

a government must be transparent

[-] 1 points by Shule (2041) 1 year ago

What ever happened to Al Jazeera? Their journalists used to be tops.

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

They bought Current TV, paid a lot of money for it, I think half a billion dollars.

[-] 1 points by Shule (2041) 1 year ago

I think they've been bought out.

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

Do you know by who?

[-] 1 points by Shule (2041) 1 year ago

Not exactly. But I'd say the 1%; whoever that is.

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

I think they have deep enough pockets to not be bought out. Although their perspective could be skewed since oil is probably where their wealth is derived from. However, just speculation on my part. I don't think they are on the air yet.

[-] 0 points by Shule (2041) 1 year ago

I noticed a change in their programing over the years. I don't think they are reporting events in the Middle-East as honestly as they have in the past. I think they're having to make compromises to get on the air in the U.S.. I don't think it has to do so much with money. I think it has more to do with not having so many of their reporters killed.

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[-] 0 points by summerbummer (-33) 1 year ago

Sadly, this just in....

Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-michael-hastings-meth-coroner-20130820,0,5038230.story

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