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RadioWhoWhatWhy: Michael Hastings Mystery Death 2nd Anniversary—Late Journalist Muses on Presidential Races

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Was reporter Michael Hastings a drug-addled nutcase who recklessly or even deliberately allowed his car to jump the pavement on a straightaway, before it hit a tree and exploded? That is the official explanation of what happened to the internationally celebrated journalist who brought down a general and was involved with all manner of controversial inquiries.

Does he sound unstable in this email he sent less than a day before his car seemed to go crazy, as if it had a mind of its own?

From: Michael Hastings

Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Subject: FBI Investigation, re: NSA


Hey [5 REDACTED WORDS] the Feds are interviewing my “close friends and associates.” Perhaps if the authorities arrive “Buzzfeed GQ”, er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues.

Also: I’m onto a big story, and need to go off the radat [sic] for a bit.

All the best, and hope to see you all soon.


Or how about in this interview with Jeff Schechtman, now our RadioWhoWhatWhy lead podcaster, as Hastings muses about covering presidential campaigns five months before his death? Does he sound unstable? You be the judge.

[For WhoWhatWhy’s reporting on Hastings’ death and his impact, see our complete coverage of the journalist, and his bizarre death, here.]

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4 responses to “RadioWhoWhatWhy: Michael Hastings Mystery Death 2nd Anniversary—Late Journalist Muses on Presidential Races”

  1. Avatar Steven Lewis says:

    Wasn’t there a woman friend of Michael who was looking into his death or am I wrong? I think this person was from the San Diego area.

    Aside from that, I haven’t been keeping up with this considering all the liberal uproar over the last couple years and their attempt to tear this country apart. Is there a good website devoted to his murder? Is this website a good one?

    The explanation given for that alleged accident makes about as much sense as the single (magic) bullet that killed JFK in another government coverup.

    I’m curious to know has there been any explosive possible evidence of late?

  2. It’s just like a movie about the country being taken over by ‘The MOB’ the past 50 some years. If the “godfather” feels you’re a threat to ‘MOB Business’, then a ‘hit’ is put out on you. Anyone that feels different about this is living in a another world.

  3. Avatar Dr. Truth says:

    All you need to consider is his Mercedes engine comes out of the vehicle & lands some 200 ft. away………..REALLY?

  4. Avatar Dr. Truth says:

    “I’m really good at killing!” Barack Obama

    • Avatar paulrevere01 says:

      I get all wound up about it every Tuesday morning…have been for several years now…kinduh orgasmic…ya know?

    • I think Brennan had alot to do with it, and the apathetic Americans whose silence gives blind support of the criminal acts of the US Government and its personnel, contractors and agents.