Michael Hastings tin foil hat conspiracy thread

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by zhukov, Jun 21, 2013.

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who croaked him?

Poll closed Jul 1, 2013.
  1. killed by the gubment

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  2. DUI, lost control

    28.6%
  3. jihadists got him

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  1. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

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    The internet is abound with conspiracy theories surrounding the death of journalist Michael Hastings in a fiery car crash Tuesday morning.
    Hastings was famous for writing a Rolling Stone article which led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal in 2010, and for his scathing criticism of the surveillance state.
    The 33-year-old journalist died in a wreck in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this week. The engine of his Mercedes was fond 100 feet away and his body was burned beyond recognition.
    Although social media sites like Reddit were already coming up with various theories hours after the crash, the internet erupted after Wikileaks tweeted that Hastings “contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.â€
    Referencing the Wikileaks tweet, TV host Cenk Uygur dedicated a segment of his show to Hastings, saying that the government “goes after journalists who reveal their secrets.â€
    “Michael Hastings certainly went and exposed some secrets the government did not want you to know,†Uygur said.
    Uygur took to Twitter to clarify his views.
    “Calling Hastings death conspiracy totally unsubstantiated,†he tweeted. â€No evidence of that now. Implying it was perfectly normal is also weird.â€
    Others have gone much further. Predictably, Alex Jones’ Infowars announced that “evidence indicates that Michael Hastings was assassinated.†One website even suggested the government swapped Hastings’ car to hide damage from explosives.
    For many conspiracy theorists, a major point of speculation are the sensitive stories Hastings was pursuing before his tragic death.
    The LA Times reported that Hastings was researching a story involving Jill Kelley, the woman who played a key role in revealing the affair between General David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell.
    Another source said Hastings was also looking into the imprisonment of Barrett Brown, a journalist with ties to the hacker group Anonymous.
    The group pressuring for Brown’s release wrote that Hastings believed his calls with Barrett were being recorded, ominously suggesting that “the circumstances surrounding his death leave many questions unanswered.â€
    The FBI has denied that Hastings’ death was ever under investigation. The LAPD has said that no foul play is suspected in Hastings’ death.
    An investigation into the crash is underway.


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/20/c...und-surrounding-hastings-death/#ixzz2WrKEsaPP
     
  2. sstressed

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    karma!
     
  3. MatthewT

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    killed by the FBI, just as that boston bomber suspect was killed by the FBI during :quote: interrogation :quote:
     
  4. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    This thread is a real world beater
     
  5. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

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    same thread in the HS forum got 2,000 views

    clearly the Bar folks know a shit thread when they see it
     
  6. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    Instant Karma/Asshole.

    Just add booze.

    Goodbye funnyman.

    General Petraeus sends his regards :coffee:


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  7. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    [LIVELEAK]ade_1371842799[/LIVELEAK]
     
  8. HeinousMark

    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Wasn't he the singer for INXS? I thought he died wackin' off?
     
  9. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

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    lol $4.50/gal gas
     
  10. Capn Crud

    Capn Crud The Pride of Cucamonga VIP Gold

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    lol, this is what I thought when I saw the title