July 24, 2015
Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:
This happened nearly a year ago but I only now discovered the news. Sorry.
Do you remember the intrepid reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone cover story on then-commander of NATO’s forces in the war in Afghanistan, the highly-regarded U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, which directly and singlehandedly led to the general’s resignation?
Michael Hastings was that reporter. His article, “The Runaway General,” in the July 8-22, 2010 issue of the Rolling Stone magazine, contained derisive, critical but accurate remarks by McChrystal and his staff about their commander-in-chief POS Obama, VPOS Joe Biden, and the war in Afghanistan. The article led to McChrystal being summoned to meet with the POS to “explain” himself. Next thing we knew, McChrystal resigned or more likely, was fired. (See my post of June 22, 2010: “Gen. McChrystal Resigns; Fired.”)
Hastings continued to investigate and report on politically incendiary issues, including:
- An article…
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