Rolling Stone Contributor, Buzzfeed Reporter Michael Hastings Dies in Car Accident

BuzzFeed reporter Michael Hastings was killed in a car wreck. Hastings’ fearless reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal. He was 33.

Hastings’ unvarnished 2010 profile of McChrystal in the pages of Rolling Stone, “The Runaway General,” captured the then-supreme commander of the U.S.-led war effort in Afghanistan openly mocking his civilian commanders in the White House. The maelstrom sparked by its publication concluded with President Obama recalling McChrystal to Washington and the general resigning his post. “The conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be met by – set by a commanding general,” Obama said, announcing McChrystal’s departure. “It undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system.” Source:  Rolling Stone

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 Rolling Stone Contributor, Buzzfeed Reporter Michael Hastings Dies in Car Accident
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.