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Michael Hastings

The Media and General McChrystal

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

One of the strangest things about the coverage of the Stanley McChrystal embarrassment has been the cluelessness of the media.

General With the Runaway Mouth

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hughes

What is baffling is that McChrystal didn't provide one substantive reason for his contempt of civilian leadership and, if anything, it's we who should have contempt for Obama for trusting McChrystal in the first place.

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks Media Reaction To Michael Hastings' Ability To Do Actual Journalism (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've watched several news anchors slap themselves silly in stunned befuddlement over Rolling Stone's coup. I sort of wondered why the traditional media couldn't have done more, with all of their access!

McChrystal's Top Aide: We Can't 'Win' in Afghanistan

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

While Washington soaks up the outcome of this showdown, the more important story is that even McChrystal, the Afghanistan war's point man and chief proponent, has been harboring doubts about the feasibility of the mission.

3 Things You Missed in Rolling Stone's McChrystal Profile

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Unfortunately, President Obama missed an opportunity today to not only replace an out-of-control general but an out-of-control and failing strategy in...

Memo to Obama: Dismiss McChrystal II

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

In order to maintain the chain of command over the armed services as well as within your administration, it would be foolish to retain the services of General Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal Profile Author: General's Decision To Talk To Me Showed 'Recklessness'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, who wrote the profile of General Stanley McChrystal for Rolling Stone, said today that he wasn't quite sure why the general gave him...

Firing McChrystal is Not Enough

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

It's time to stop the manipulation, the insubordination and the military dreams of endless war in Afghanistan. Fire McChrystal and then fire the strategy.

Newsweek: Should Jon Meacham Get the Blame?

Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Hastings

As I write this, we are 15 minutes away from seeing what bids have come in to buy Newsweek. So I did a bit of Googling to catch up on the press covera...

Friedman's Failures Remain Relevant

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

There is so much to mock in Friedman's attempts to understand and convey the world and its workings that even his celebrated foolishness in regards to the Iraq War makes up just a small portion of his mock-worthy output.

Newsweek: What Went Wrong

Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Hastings

The decision to basically abandon reporting sealed the magazine's fate. Maybe it was inevitable, maybe the Newsweek execs had no choice, but it suggested to me that the end was near.