posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 12:26 PM
Hi fellow ATSers I need your help on this one. When did Michael Hastings make the following statement?
"The Obama administration has clearly declared war on the press. It has declared war on investigative journalists - our sources, I think the only
recourse to this kind of behavior by the government is to say back to the government, 'we declare war on you,' and from this point forward, we
should no longer - the media as a whole - cooperate in any manner with the government “We should withdraw all our cooperation and we should publish
everything we know, because it's a free press, it's not a free-except-for-when-the-government-tells-me-to-do-it press, and we've been way too
easygoing with these guys."
The earliest date I can find is Jun 19
The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur June 19, 2013 4:00pm-5:01pm
Obviously by that time Michael Hastings had already disappeared. Was this (part of the) Interview ever published before? Does anybody here find an
earlier date? When
Is it anywhere close to this timeline of events?
Jun 18 Michael Hastings dies in car 'accident'
Jun 18 Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Robinson, saying that the FBI was investigating him.
Jun 17 Hastings e-mails a friend: I'm on a big story, and need to go off the radar for a bit.
Jun 17 Snowden: 'Government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.'
Jun 12 Hastings twitter feed goes silent
Jun 9 Snowden is identified as the NSA-whistleblower behind Glenn Greenwald's story in the Guardian
Jun 8 "Intelligence officials overheard joking about how NSA leaker should be 'disappeared' after handing classified documents to press"
Jun 7 Hastings LAST article: Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans - LAST SENTENCE of this article is:
Perhaps more information will soon be forthcoming.
Jun 5 Glenn Greenwald breaks the NSA story in an exclusive on the Guardian