Michael Hastings is an American editor to Rolling Stone magazine, an author and a legitimate journalist who normally resides in New York City. He won a Polk Award and many others for his investigative journalism. The last communication he had with friends and co-workers was that he was dropping off the radar and working on "a really big story". He told friends that "The Obama administration had declared war on the press." Hastings, who is alleged to "drive like a grandmother, " died suddenly on June 18, 2013 after his car is said to have gone 80 mph and hit a tree in Los Angeles. A number of blogs, newspapers and magazines are asking if Hastings could have been murdered, and why and by whom. Some of them are quick to name the US government. People who were at the site of the crash wondered if it was possible to electronically take over the functions of a car.
There are also some unusual things about the circumstances of his death. His body was cremated despite the fact that his family wanted it returned without being cremated. The local government says that he was badly charred, and yet eyewitnesses say this is not true.
“I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story,”written by Mr. Hastings, was published in 2008. “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” published last year, and “Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign,” published in January. Mr. Hastings has a history of having written the present administration in what they would likely consider, a less than positive light.
Michael Hastings is survived by Besides his wife,Elise Jordan. Mr. Hastings is also survived by his parents, Brent and Molly Hastings; two brothers, Jeff and Jon; and his grandmother, Ruth Mahon.
Hastings was only 33. Online condolences can be sent to:
While they are still up, these are some of the accounts of this story:
What did Michael Hastings know, that we do not ?