Jack Mikinson characterizes the writer and journalists reaction to it (and, presumably, the risks of criticizing this administration) in the Huffington Post "Michael Hastings Death Met With Stunned Horror By Journalists Everywhere"
The journalism world reacted with stunned horror at the sudden death of Michael Hastings on Tuesday.
Hastings, who was just 33 years old, was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.
He rocketed to instant fame when his piece in Rolling Stone brought down Stanley McChrystal, the top-ranking general in Afghanistan, in 2010. Since then, Hastings was a regular presence in print and on television, a frequent critic of the Obama administration and an aggressive and enthusiastic debater. In recent years, the war correspondent had turned his focus to domestic politics, bringing the same independent spirit to the campaign trail.
DemoCast filmed Mr. Breitbart endorsing the Tea Party in L.A. ato the Republican Jewish Coalition Summer Bash in 2011. His father, Gerald, died Monday, 11 June 2013 - approximately 100 days after his beloved wife, Arlene.