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Michael Hastings


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February 2012: "Michael Hastings is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and author of The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/the-afghanistan-report-the-pentagon-doesnt-want-you-to-read-20120210

June 2010: "On Friday, however, officials close to McChrystal began trying to salvage his reputation by asserting that the author, Michael Hastings, quoted the general and his staff in conversations that he was allowed to witness but not report. The officials also challenged a statement by Rolling Stone's executive editor that the magazine had thoroughly reviewed the story with McChrystal's staff ahead of publication."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/25/AR2010062504087.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Newsweek Source Jun 27, 2010
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Rolling Stone Source Feb 10, 2012

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Feb 10, 2012 The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Read

QUOTE: a bombshell piece about Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis, a 17-year Army veteran recently returned from a second tour in Afghanistan. According to the Times, the 48-year-old Davis had written an 84-page unclassified report, as well as a classified report, offering his assessment of the decade-long war. That assessment is essentially that the war has been a disaster and the military's top brass has not leveled with the American public about just how badly it’s been going.

Rolling Stone
Jun 26, 2010 Gen. McChrystal allies, Rolling Stone disagree over article's ground rules

QUOTE: McChrystal had been relieved of his command, his 34-year military career in tatters...officials close to McChrystal began trying to salvage his reputation by asserting that the author, Michael Hastings, quoted the general and his staff in conversations that he was allowed to witness but not report.

Washington Post