Michael Hastings (1980–2013) was a reporter for Buzzfeed and contributing editor for Rolling Stone, whose coverage included the CIA, NSA, United States Military, drones, and presidential politics, among other topics.His reporting of General Stanley McChrystal's lack of feelings of respect for Barack Obama got McChrystal fired by Obama. Michael Hastings had what for many journalists would be a dream job—covering the presidential race for Newsweek. Profile of Stanley McChrystal by Michael Hastings that changed history has been adapted into new movie, 'War Machine,' starring Brad Pitt. BuzzFeed Hires Journalist Michael Hastings To Cover Obama Re-Election Campaign By Michael Calderone NEW YORK -- The election of Barack Obama was a compelling story, with a little-known, first-term senator emerging in the tough Democratic primary to beat front-runner Hillary Clinton and go on to become the nation's first black president in a decisive general election victory. Michael Hastings Rips Obama Drone Speech Journalist Michael Hastings had very harsh words for President Barack Obama on Saturday morning. What kind of car was Michael Hastings driving? He was the senator from Illinois; it was a month before he actually ended up declaring. A war correspondent whose unflinching reporting from Afghanistan led to the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reported.. Michael Hastings, who was 33, was described by many of his colleagues as an unfailingly bright and hard-charging reporter who wrote stories that mattered, most notably his expose of the top Army general. ‘Hey [redacted] — the feds are interviewing my “close friends and associates,”’ reads the email that journalist Michael Hastings sent 15 hours before he died. May 1, 2011: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. One of those off-the-record moments [with the press during the 2012 campaign] was an event where President Obama joined reporters for drinks while the campaign was in Orlando, Fla., an event that Hastings partially details in the book. Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign (A BuzzFeed/Bl ue Rider Press Book) - Kindle edition by Hastings, Michael. Stanley Allen McChrystal (born August 14, 1954) is a retired United States Army general best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the mid-2000s. On Thursday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed author and journalist Michael Hastings for a candid and engaging interview on subject matter ranging from Afghanistan to Washington.. Having recently joined "Buzzfeed," and been tapped to cover Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Hastings describes first meeting the president, who was then a Junior Senator, in … Journalist Michael Hastings recounts the press swooning over Obama. The first time I met President Obama was 2006 in Baghdad. The latest from Michael Hastings, Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign is a brisk and enthralling book that does what it says on the tin. Certainly, during his career Michael Hastings had made powerful enemies, including many other reporters covering the national-security beat. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign (A BuzzFeed/Bl … This is the story of the mysterious death of Michael Hastings, an American journalist, who rose to prominence with his coverage of the Iraq War for Newsweek in the 2000s. 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