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Journalist Michael Hastings dies;
autopsy results will take weeks

Los Angeles Times, by Andrew Blankstein

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 6/19/2013 6:19:12 PM

Los Angeles County coroner´s officials said Wednesday the body recovered from a fiery, single-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed journalist Michael Hastings will likely undergo an autopsy Thursday. But an official cause of death and closure of the case is not likely for four to six weeks or perhaps longer, they said. Coroner´s officials are hoping the results will answer why the accident happened. Officials were attempting to match dental records to help make a positive identification. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced Tuesday by his employer, BuzzFeed,

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Video has details regarding the accident.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/19/2013 6:25:35 PM     (No. 9384321)

In reporting stints in Baghdad, Washington and Kabul, Hastings rejected the cozy-access reporting favored by some of his colleagues in favor of a bare-knuckle style that sometimes rubbed his peers and subjects the wrong way.

Single car, fiery crash, Baghdad ....drone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gagolfer, 6/19/2013 6:34:15 PM     (No. 9384332)

Oh, good grief. Much more likely at 4:20 AM he´d been out clubbing in LA, had a little too much to drink, and was speeding.

Post #1 is like saying I just sneezed twice so it is probably cancer of the sinuses.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 6/19/2013 6:41:14 PM     (No. 9384343)

Michael´s most recent Buzzfeed article entitled Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans could have ticked someone off.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/why-democrats-love-to-spy-on-americans

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Reply 4 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 6/19/2013 6:53:24 PM     (No. 9384358)

Many upstanding Americans, who worked hard, served their country in various functions, have an increasing distrust of their government. I served in uniform for many many years and ´trusted" our government until recently. I´m with #1 and #3 on this, to the extent that such occurrences merit investigation and not to automatically rule out nefarious activities by the regime. Cases in point...IRS, NSA, FBI, Benghazi scandals/criminality, and that string of activities is just from the passed month.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: crimea river, 6/19/2013 6:56:24 PM     (No. 9384364)

If we read reports that the FBI is taking over the investigation we´ll know Hastings ticked off the wrong crowd. The autopsy report will conclude the accident was due to uncontrollable sneezing caused by cancer of the sinuses.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/19/2013 7:01:19 PM     (No. 9384372)

Shall we add his name to obomba´s dead pool or await the autopsy results? Oh Breitbart, how we miss you!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 6/19/2013 7:01:51 PM     (No. 9384374)

FTA:"He loved to stick it to the Man."

Do it hard enough and often enough and the Man might stick it back.

Or ´date´ somebody´s wife.
Or just a drunken drive home.
Or owe a bookie or dealer too much.

Cars rarely burn after accidents, but it is not impossible.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/19/2013 7:05:55 PM     (No. 9384378)

Even serial troll posters cannot deter the truth. It is suspicious, who did he offend?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Libertygal, 6/19/2013 8:07:12 PM     (No. 9384451)

Or, perhaps he chatted it up with Snowden. Hmmm.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/19/2013 8:11:59 PM     (No. 9384457)

In an article posted elsewhere (Breitbart source)

On Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the agency was already using drones to monitor specific targets inside the United States.

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