Rolling Stone

RENO DISPATCH: THE SAD DEATH OF ONE OF AMERICA'S LAST REAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS

Originally posted Wednesday, June 19 at the Reno Dispatch

June 25, 2013 (San Diego) – The news of Michael Hastings' death comes as a total shock. Michael, 33, who was killed early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, was among the last of a disappearing breed of fearless investigative reporters. A friend and former colleague, he and I worked together often when we were fellow writers at Newsweek.

I'll never forget our marathon phone conversations about politics, war, civilian casualties and General David Patraeus. Michael was probably the general's most outspoken critic, as you can see in this article he wrote for Rolling Stone. Michael ripped the general in that story, and in others. I haven't exactly gone easy on Patraeus, either, but I've typically left it to my sources to evaluate him in stories such as this one for Newsweek/Daily Beast. Michael had no time for that. It just wasn't his style. He called it the way he saw it, and I admired him for it.

ALL PEOPLE’S BREAKFAST WELCOMES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 2012

 
José Antonio Vargas, award winning multimedia journalist and founder of Define American,
 to headline Breakfast program heralding “inspirational voices for acceptance, inclusion, opportunity and change.”

 
January 5, 2012 (San Diego) --  The 24th Annual All People’s Breakfast – “All People Speak” will take place on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront , One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA  The doors will open at 6:45 a.m. for a two-hour program that begins at 7:30a.m.