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  • Michael Hastings, an award-winning journalist and war correspondent shown in an undated photo, died early Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said. (AP Photo/Blue Rider Press/Penguin)

    Journalist Michael Hastings' last email: The FBI's investigating me

    Michael Hastings, the journalist best known for the article that led to Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's resignation, sent, in the hours before his fiery car crash, a panicky email that the FBI was investigating him.

  • This undated photo provided by Blue Rider Press/Penguin shows award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings. Hastings, an award-winning journalist and war correspondent, died early Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said. (AP Photo/Blue Rider Press/Penguin)

    Michael Hastings, journalist who ended Gen. McChrystal's career, dies in fiery crash

    Michael Hastings, a 33-year-old journalist who grabbed national headlines for reporting on Gen. Stanley McChrystal's criticisms of President Obama for Rolling Stone magazine, died Tuesday in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rolling Stone magazine's last issue in its larger format (left) has a cover on Sen. John McCain. The smaller new issue features Sen. Barack Obama.

    EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone's war on our troops

    "Rolling Stone magazine is engaging in a psychological operation trying to brainwash the American public," says an expert in military information operations. The magazine's Feb. 23 article, "Another runaway general: Army deploys psy-ops on U.S. senators," by Michael Hastings, is a confused attempt to create an issue where no issue exists, and a potentially libelous smear on the record of a senior military officer. This is what passes for reporting among the anti-war left.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rolling Stone magazine's last issue in its larger format (left) has a cover on Sen. John McCain. The smaller new issue features Sen. Barack Obama.

    EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone's war on our troops

    Anything smacking of government mind control will be picked up by the anti-war blogosphere and spread like lightning, being further decontextualized and sensationalized along the way. When the fog of the media war lifts, however, one thing is clear: If any organization is involved in brainwashing, it is Rolling Stone magazine.

  • U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, listens to a question during a press conference Sunday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gen. McChrystal stressed that progress toward real stability in Afghanistan will be slow as international troops painstakingly try to win over a population that includes its enemies and has little trust in the government. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon says Rolling Stone writer denied embed

    The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afghanistan, has been denied permission to join U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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