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Vanity Fair: ‘Why the Hacks Hate Michael Hastings’

Barrett Brown, pundit critic, Vanity Fair contributor and True/Slant blogger defends Michael Hastings author of the explosive Rolling Stone piece that appears to have taken down a four star general and possibly change the course of the war in Afghanistan from the haters.

Brown writes:

Yes, Rich; the most impact-laden story of the year, the one in which General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and his aides talked trash about President Barack Obama and members of his administration, appeared in Rolling Stone, not National Review. And it was written by a perfect specimen of the new breed of journalist-commentator that will hopefully come to replace the old breed sooner rather than later, and which has already collectively surpassed the old guard by every measure that counts–for instance, not being forever wrong about matters of life and death.

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