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Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, writer and reporter for BuzzFeed.


In June 2010, Rolling Stone published "The Runaway General", Hastings's profile of US Army general Stanley McChrystal,then commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the war in Afghanistan. This led to US President Barack Obama relieving McChrystal of command.


Early on the morning of June 18, 2013 Michael Hastings died in a fiery one-car crash in Los Angeles, California. His auto was traveling at a high rate of speed when it ran into a tree and exploded.

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Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, the report was recently given to the committee by a journalist who had acquired it, not the agency. It was made public to the whole committee on Friday. “I find it truly, personally, disheartening that the administration has not come to see this,” said Cullerton. “This report has been ...
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is forcing state lawmakers to use the public-records law to get emails regarding a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy. Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah told a joint House-Senate Veterans' Affairs ...

Rolling Stone was mostly about men behaving badly, be they rock 'n' rollers, US Generals, or the writers themselves. ... In 2010, Michael Hastings, a 30-year-old freelance writer, spent time on the road with General Stanley McChrystal, whom President Obama had put in charge of the US war against the ...
"Why is a general talking to Rolling Stone in the first place?" That the question asked near the end of War Machine, a film loosely based on "The Runaway General," a National Magazine Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings. (The same article, it should be mentioned, that helped ...
In 2013, when Michael Hastings died in a car accident at the age of 33, he'd already established himself as one of the best and most fearless journalists in America as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, as well as a reporter for BuzzFeed and GQ. So it makes some sense that his books – like the memoir I ...
The untimely and violent death of award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sparked rumors for years that the CIA was somehow involved in the car crash that ... Hastings' death – at the time – generated suspicion among journalists due to the dubious circumstances surrounding his dramatic death.

What kind of car was Michael Hastings driving? Hasting was driving a Mercedes C250 Coupe when he appeared to lose control and crash head-on into a palm tree at 4.25am in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. Witnesses said the car appeared to be going at top speed creating "sparks and flames" before ...
A CONSPIRACY theory suggesting the CIA may have hacked and crashed an American journalist's car is gaining traction online. Investigative reporter and war veteran Michael Hastings, 33, died in 2013 when his Mercedes C250 coupe smashed into a tree in Los Angeles. Michael Hastings was an ...
Elise Jordan, the widow of journalist Michael Hastings, is standing in the kitchen of the Manhattan apartment they shared during their two-year marriage. She's reading from a medical examiner's account of her late husband's fatal single-car accident in Los Angeles almost exactly a year ago. "Oh, this is ...
Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los ... In addition to his work as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Hastings also reported for BuzzFeed. He leaves behind his wife, the writer Elise Jordan.
As the late war reporter Michael Hastings revealed, when Generals David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal and their allies were pushing for the “surge” ... In December 2009, following Obama's surge announcement, journalist Patrick Cockburn explained that the Afghan occupation, far from preventing ...
A bonus in the book is the series of Q&As with other food writers, such as Damon Lee Fowler, Adrian Miller and Sheri Castle, in which Graubart quizzes them about their memories of Sunday suppers. Fowler talks about his mother's pot roast and banana pudding. Miller particularly remembers his mother's ...
Wenner continued to nurture the careers of talented magazine writers such as Vanessa Grigoriadis, Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi. During the Iraq war, and into the financial crisis, Rolling Stone did still feel like one of the only magazines that was making the right accusations and asking the right ...
That's “Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine,” a riveting biography by Joe Hagan that came out earlier this ... journalists such as Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Annie Leibovitz, Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, Matt Taibbi, Jenny Eliscu, Michael Hastings and ...
Recently, WikiLeaks released documents blowing a whistle on the CIA suggesting journalist Michael Hastings's fatal car crash was triggered by a car hack. In 2013, Hastings died after the car he was driving abruptly sped up and crashed into a tree. The media has largely covered this idea as a fringe ...
Democratic Senators Tony Munoz D-Chicago, left, and Michael Hastings D-Tinley Park, speak on the floor of the Illinois Senate as Sen.
HBO's Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge is a hell of a puff piece ... As one of the writers points out, “no musical center existed in the '80s,” so the ... RS writer Michael Hastings (who died in a car crash in 2013) is lauded for ...

“Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that ... as well as the photographer Annie Leibovitz and the writers Hunter S. Thompson, ... It also explores Michael Hastings's 2010 profile of Gen.
For Jann Wenner, the founding editor of Rolling Stone — the subject of both a ... subject, and his willingness to let the writer tell the story as he (and of course it's a he) sees it. ... As Tom Wolfe, one of the magazine's most important writers, ... The documentary includes a segment on Michael Hastings's 2010 ...
Infowars reports, “U.S. Army brass told Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings that he would be hunted down and killed over his story that led ...
ROLLING STONE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE chronicles the last 50 years of ... work of its writers, spotlighting Rolling Stone's impact on society. ... such pivotal articles as: Michael Hastings' piece that brought down Gen.
A half-century after the Summer of Love, Rolling Stone is being put up for sale by Jann ... In the internet age, writer Matt Taibbi's coverage of the financial meltdown and a piece by the late Michael Hastings that led to the ...
"Why is a general talking to Rolling Stone in the first place?" That the question asked near the end of War Machine, a film loosely based on "The Runaway General," a National Magazine Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings. (The same article, it should be mentioned, that helped ...
"Why is a general talking to Rolling Stone in the first place?" That the question asked near the end of War Machine, a film loosely based on "The Runaway General," a National Magazine Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings. (The same article, it should be mentioned, that helped ...
In 2013, when Michael Hastings died in a car accident at the age of 33, he'd already established himself as one of the best and most fearless journalists in America as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, as well as a reporter for BuzzFeed and GQ. So it makes some sense that his books – like the memoir I ...
Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings was one of the strongest voices reporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... journalists in America as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, as well as a reporter for BuzzFeed and GQ. ... "more like an embattled rebel commander than a hacker or journalist.
The untimely and violent death of award-winning journalist Michael ... of a single-vehicle accident in which journalist Michael Hastings was killed. ... Hastings' death – at the time – generated suspicion among journalists due to ...
Investigative reporter and war veteran Michael Hastings, 33, died in 2013 when his Mercedes C250 coupe smashed into a tree in Los Angeles.
The war correspondent and investigative journalist was killed when his ... The Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone contributor, 33, wrote: “The Feds are ...
... the car crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings in June of 2013. Hastings, who was 33 when he died, was the Rolling Stone reporter who ...
Elise Jordan, the widow of journalist Michael Hastings, is standing in the kitchen of the Manhattan apartment they shared during their two-year marriage. She's reading from a medical examiner's account of her late husband's fatal single-car accident in Los Angeles almost exactly a year ago. "Oh, this is ...
Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los ... In addition to his work as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Hastings also reported for BuzzFeed. He leaves behind his wife, the writer Elise Jordan.
Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los ... In addition to his work as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Hastings also reported for BuzzFeed. He leaves behind his wife, the writer Elise Jordan.
Michael Hastings, a scientist at the U.K. Medical Research Council, said the discoveries had opened up a whole new field of study for biology ...
Michael Hastings, a scientist at the U.K. Medical Research Council, said the discoveries had opened up a whole new field of study for biology ...
A search for “Michael Hastings”—the reporter who died in 2013 ... the authority to determine who is a “legitimate” journalist and who is not.
A half-century after the Summer of Love, Rolling Stone is being put up for sale by Jann ... In the internet age, writer Matt Taibbi's coverage of the financial meltdown and a piece by the late Michael Hastings that led to the ...
Michael Hastings' article in Rolling Stone brought down General ... Hastings had sent an email to colleagues at BuzzFeed and said: “I'm onto a ... At the time of Hastings' death, journalist Barrett Brown was in jail, awaiting trial.
Food writers Matt and Ted Lee have helped bring back a treasured soul-food cookbook that has been out of print for 45 years. “Princess ...
This past summer, during the uproar over the Michael Hastings Rolling Stone article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Barrett Brown wrote an ...
To understand “War Machine” we must know the context to Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings' notorious article, “The Runaway General” ...
The film offers snapshots of events that give visual life to a bombshell Rolling Stone essay from the late journalist Michael Hastings that led to ...
'War Machine' takes on Rolling Stone's story about General McChrystal – and ... Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings.
Michael Hastings' death conspiracy theories have resurfaced with the ... Born on January 28, 1980 in Malone, NY, Michael Hastings was a journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and reporter for BuzzFeed.
Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs. ... late journalist Michael Hastings, whose 2010 Rolling Stone profile, ...
Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings was one of the strongest voices reporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... journalists in America as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, as well as a reporter for BuzzFeed and GQ. ... "more like an embattled rebel commander than a hacker or journalist.
Late journalist Michael Hastings' 2012 book 'The Operators' inspired Netflix ... War in Afghanistan by Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings.
See Brad Pitt Play Runaway General in 'War Machine' Trailer. Movie was based on book by Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings ...
The untimely and violent death of award-winning journalist Michael ... award-winning journalist Michael Hastings – a vocal critic of the Obama ... Hastings' death – at the time – generated suspicion among journalists due to the ...
Michael Hastings conspiracy theory claims journalist's car was hacked by CIA causing a deadly crash as he investigated a mystery 'big story'.


 

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