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Journalist Michael Hastings Killed in a Car Accident

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  1. HandPanzer

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    Journalist Michael Hastings, best known for his reporting on General Stanley McChrystal, died in an early morning car accident in Los Angeles.

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    #1 HandPanzer, Jun 19, 2013
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  2. soiledshorts79

    soiledshorts79 Registered Tumor .

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    The plot (and my tinfoil wrapped erection) thickens....

    http://ktla.com/2013/06/21/exclusive-hastings-sent-colleagues-email-hours-before-crash/
     
  3. HandPanzer

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    Here are the stringer videos.



     
  4. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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  5. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    This guy was an attention whore. I wouldn't put it past him to pull this stunt as some kind of suicide by driving into a tree at 100 miles an hour. Because even if your brakes are cut or the accelerator mechanism is fucked with, you can still throw the car in neutral.
     
  6. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    That video is all kinds of fishy
     
  7. tattered

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    Or park or rip the e brake but most people panic when brakes cease to work
     
  8. HandPanzer

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    Hitting a tree will slow you down as well...
     
  9. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Im no conspiracy nutjob but something about the initial reports just doesnt add up.
     
  10. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    But that doesn't explain going 100 miles an hour for a couple minutes. Sure, some people will panic when the brakes don't work and hit the accelerator, but they'll let up on it pretty soon usually.
     
  11. Party Rooster

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    I just watched the Pelican brief last night (free amazon prime). That mo fo was killed y'all
     
  13. KRSOne

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    Obama has imprisoned more journalists than Abraham Lincoln. If Obama wanted this guy silenced, he would have no qualms over arresting him and claiming national security.
     
  14. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    He must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille.
     
  15. Party Rooster

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  16. HandPanzer

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    I cannot find the exact number (it vaires widely- from less than a hundred to 3,000) of journalists jailed under Lincoln but he did suppress approximately 300 anti-war Democratic leaning papers.
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    As for Obama, the targeting of whistle blowers accompanied with the massive Governmental overreach into private citizens is far more grievous than his incarceration of journalists.
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    *Edit- Here's a Link detailing Lincoln's journalistic policy (it's quite long).
     
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  17. countryblumpkin

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    most liberal president ever!

    it's a plot those authoritarian vegans.
     
  18. Party Rooster

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    Yeah, that was kind of my point. Journalists≠Whistleblowers≠Leakers.

    But I have no problem with him going after agents and staffers who jeopardize other agents and staffers. Like the guy that outed an agent connected with waterboarding and the ones that blew the Saudi/UK agent's cover in Yemen.
     
  19. tattered

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  20. SKEPTIC

    SKEPTIC Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

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  21. KRSOne

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    Nothing fishy about that.
     
  22. HandPanzer

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    Story Link.

    Autopsy report Link.
     
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  23. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    that's convenient
     

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