Featured Image: Michael Hastings and Valerie Jarrett at McCormick Place in Chicago on election night, 2012. CREDIT: John Santore from Chicago, United States
For the full story behind this image, see “My one converation with Michael Hastings” by John Santore. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Public Domain)
Published on Jul 10, 2013
Hastings became a vocal critic of the surveillance state during the investigation of reporters by the US Department of Justice in 2013, referring to the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the Obama administration as a “war” on journalism. His last story, “Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans”, was published by BuzzFeed on June 7. Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash on June 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.