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CNN aired a never before seen interview of Michael Hastings and his wife last night. CNN host John Avlon said that Elise Jordan is going to finish the last piece Michael Hastings was working on, which was a book on John Brennan of the CIA.
"There will be published his profile of John Brennan in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, uhm, probably in a couple of weeks"
Matt Farwell, who often worked with Hastings as his writing partner and who is finishing Hastings’s final story for Rolling Stone
Netflix earlier this month spent $60 million to acquire Brad Pitt’s Afghanistan war satire War Machine.
The film, produced under Pitt’s own Plan B production shingle, is based on the 2012 book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by journalist Michael Hastings. Pitt is set to play Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan who was famously forced to resign after making disparaging remarks about Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration in a 2010 Rolling Stone article.
If accurate, the $60 million investment by Netflix represents the company’s biggest investment in a single original project to date.
originally posted by: admirethedistance
a reply to: PredatorCrackling
What does that have anything to do with this thread? Find your revolution elsewhere, Ché.
On-topic: I never really followed this story when it broke, but I do remember hearing that his final story was to be finished and published. It is mighty odd (though not unsurprising) that it hasn't been.
Hastings had arrived in Los Angeles from New York the day before the accident, with his brother scheduled to arrive later the day of the crash "as his family was attempting to get [Hastings] to go to detox," the report stated.
Hastings was believed sober for 14 years, but had recently begun using drugs again in the past month or so, according to the coroner's office, based on interviews with family members.
His death prompted numerous conspiracy theories, most suggesting that the famed journalist may have been killed while chasing his next big story.
The FBI said that Hastings was never under investigation by the agency.
"At no time was journalist Michael Hastings ever under investigation by the FBI," the agency said in a statement.
originally posted by: corsair00
Also, didn't Assange have to get emergency-evacuated out of Ecuador some months back due to severe illness? Hmm...