Michael Hastings, the journalist best known for exposing the insubordinate comments of General Stanley McChrystal, for Rolling Stone in June of 2010, died yesterday morning in a fiery one car accident. I had seen Hastings, only 33, as a guest panelist on many a news program over the last couple of years. While I did not always agree with him, I never found him to be less than forthright in his convictions and he was always sharp, clever, and frequently funny.
I intended to write up a complete tribute to Hastings today, but after viewing Rachel’s moving remembrance from her MSNBC show last night, I thought it better just to share that and let it stand alone.
I think you will find I made the correct choice.