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WATCH: Michael Hastings On Matt Taibbi & War Reporting (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings spoke at The Huffington Post's 2010 Game Changers celebration on Thursday night about his colleague Matt Taibbi and how U.S. soldiers...

HuffPost Celebrates Its 2010 Game Changers With Geoffrey Canada, Sean Penn, Mayor Bloomberg & More (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post celebrated its 2010 Game Changers Thursday evening at Skylight Studios in SoHo. Sean Penn, who was named a 2010 Game Changer, was ...

Rolling Stone Writer: McChrystal Pals 'Lying,' No Interview Ground Rules

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone writer whose reporting compelled the White House to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Af...

Gates Clamps Down On Media Access To Military Following McChrystal Article

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Nine days after a four-star general was relieved of command for comments made to Rolling Stone magazine, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gat...

Frank Rich: General McChrystal And The 36 Hours That Shook Washington

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once made the top commander in Afghanistan, the general was kept on long past his expiration date. He should have been cashiered after he took his fir...

White House Should Reverse Pentagon Ban on Michael Hastings Embeds

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Allowing the Pentagon to continue to block Hastings reinforces the notion that he was the bad guy in this -- not the person who was fired by the President of the United States.

Pentagon Denies Embed To Reporter Who Felled McChrystal

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afgh...

Jason Linkins

Pentagon Issues Guidelines On Media Relations, SecDef Gates: 'The Press Is Not The Enemy' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Pentagon continues to profess that it's not going into a bunker mentality, as far as the press is concerned. They continue to take the lead from Defense Secretary Gates, who says he aims to be "straightforward and cooperative" with the media.

Jason Linkins

Michael Hastings Still Attacked By Military Correspondents, For Not Following 'Formula' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Everyone can basically keep on doing what they've been doing, up to and including allowing people like Michael Hastings to beat them to stories I am supposed to believe should have been sat on!

Jason Linkins

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone Reporter, Inks Book Deal With Little Brown | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

War in Afghanistan watchers haven't heard the last of Michael Hastings, whose recent article in Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General," led to the end o...

Afghanistan Again

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Congress has failed to ask the tough questions about the Afghanistan war and has instead given the American people a steady stream of platitudes about "winning" what can never be won.

Shadow Elite: Rolling Stone's Hastings - How Outsiders Provide the Indispensable Check & Balance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janine R. Wedel

Michael Hastings broke the understandings maintained for mutual benefit by the military, reporters who regularly cover it, and perhaps some allied think tanks as well. He did not have special access, he chose to take a risk.

Independence Day and Independent Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

This Independence Day we need independent journalism more than ever -- as the events leading up to and immediately following the recent resignation of General Stanley McChrystal demonstrate anew.

Speaker Pelosi, Put Afghanistan Drawdown on Record With McGovern-Obey

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.

Jason Linkins

Jamie McIntyre, Former Pentagon Correspondent, Backs Hastings And Admits A "Dirty Little Secret" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm beginning to see a way for everyone to co-exist in this media ecosystem! Beat reporters can inure their subjects into expecting fawning treatment from journalists, and then freelancers can come in and actually break big stories.

TAKEDOWN: Taibbi Unleashes On Lara Logan After Rolling Stone Critique

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi unleashed on CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan in a post titled, "Lara Logan, You Suck" Monday. "Lara ...

"They Will Let You Back": The Shame of Lara Logan

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

According to Lara Logan, embedded journalists in Afghanistan have apparently been systemically engaged in a journalistic cover-up in their reporting on the longest war in U.S. history.

Lara Logan Slams Rolling Stone, Writer Over McChrystal Article

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan slammed Michael Hastings for his Rolling Stone article that led to the firing of General Stanley McChr...

McChrystal's Rolling Stone Interview And The Most Insightful Afghan War Quotes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Rolling Stone's profile of Stanley McChrystal was published this week, it took down a general who had managed to retain his post as the most seni...

Not Paying Attention to Afghanistan?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Michael Hastings has done us a great service. Thanks to his reporting in Rolling Stone, the architect of a failed, vicious war policy is out the door, and Americans are paying attention.

McChrystal: Anatomy of An Accident on Purpose

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

McChrystal had a choice: Go down with the ship, being remembered forever as the General who "lost" Afghanistan; or be fired, with plenty of time to rewrite the narrative of why he really left.

Speaker Pelosi, More War Funding Next Week Is No "Emergency"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The administration hopes to dodge questions about the war supplemental urgently being asked by Democratic leaders in the House by claiming that more funds are an exigent, "emergency" need. They're not.

Marcus Baram

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone's McChrystal Profiler, Says Troops Are Happy That General Was Ousted | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Rolling Stone correspondent whose profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal upended America's Afghan war leadership says that soldiers on the ground are ...

Seduction and Betrayal: McChrystal and the Misapprehension of Journalism

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mayhill Fowler

Journalism is an act of seduction. Many times I've done the seducing, in writing big stories and small; I've also been the seduced, slammed with the gut-wrenching morning-after upon reading stories written about me.

The F Word: McChrystal, Afghanistan Policy, And...

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To heck with the war. It's becoming a story about egos. Or more precisely, as one commentator put it recently, "By focusing on McChrystal's supposed ...