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More Lies Borne Out by Facts, If Not the Truth (Ver. 4.2) 6-22-13; Last Updated 4-20-14

More Lies Borne Out by Facts, If Not the Truth (Ver. 4.2) 6-22-13; Last Updated 4-20-14

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Published by Guy Montag
The New York Time’s Disingenuous Obituary of Michael Hastings (& Their Whitewash of Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Role in “Le’Affair Rolling Stan” & The Pat Tillman Story)

Discusses the NYT's obituary trashing Hastings, the Constitution Project’s Whitewash of McChrystal’s JSOC Torture, NYT’s Thom Shanker’s Whitewash of “Le’Affair Rolling Stan," McChrystal’s Cover-Up of JSOC Killing of Pregnant Women at Gardez, and NYT’s Thom Shanker’s Whitewash of McChrystal’s Cover-Up of Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death in Afghanistan. Also, has tribute quotes to Michael, Elise, and Andi at the front.
The New York Time’s Disingenuous Obituary of Michael Hastings (& Their Whitewash of Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Role in “Le’Affair Rolling Stan” & The Pat Tillman Story)

Discusses the NYT's obituary trashing Hastings, the Constitution Project’s Whitewash of McChrystal’s JSOC Torture, NYT’s Thom Shanker’s Whitewash of “Le’Affair Rolling Stan," McChrystal’s Cover-Up of JSOC Killing of Pregnant Women at Gardez, and NYT’s Thom Shanker’s Whitewash of McChrystal’s Cover-Up of Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death in Afghanistan. Also, has tribute quotes to Michael, Elise, and Andi at the front.

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“MORE LIES BORNE OUT BY FACTS, IF NOT THE TRUTH”
The New York Time’s
Disingenuous Obituary of Michael Hastings & Their Whitewash of Gen.
Stanley McChrystal’s Role in “Le’Affair Rolling Stan” & “T
he Pat Tillman
Story”
 
Guy Montag -- www.feralfirefighter.blogspot.com June 23, 2013 [DRAFT Version 4.2; Updated April 20, 2014
]
(January 2012) Michael Hastings in Afghanistan (2010) (January 2013)
“Men like
 
 [Gen. Stanley] McChrystal told themselves they operated within a strict code of honor ... And this is where I saw the flaw. How could they, at the same time, be involved in cover-ups
 – 
 with [Pat] Tillman, with [JSOC] torture, with endless allegations of reckless civilian [e.g. Gardez]
killings?” “On April 8, 2011 the Defense Department [
 Rolling Stone
] investigation into McChrystal and his staff is
completed. … The investigation reads comically … It
 
[and NYT’s reporter Thom Shanker’s arti
cle] is the
last whitewash of McChrystal’s military career. … Pentagon officials would privately tell journalists that the intent of the investigation wasn’t even to find wrongdoing; it was to “damage” my credibility.”
 --
Michael Hastings, “
The Operators
 
. . .
“When a journalist dies, how can you tell if they've had a career that's upheld the proudest journalistic
traditions of challenging the powerful and fearlessly exposing the truth? The
 New York Times
 will attempt to piss on that career in
the journalist's obituary.”
 -- Jim Naureckas,
 FAIR
 (June 20, 2013)
I was shocked and saddened to read a blatant mischaracterization of my late husband Michael
Hastings’s
 Rolling Stone
 
story… in his obituary… [which] questioned the accuracy…
of the article
If a reporter at the Times actually would read and properly analyze the Pentagon report, they would find exactly the
opposite. … I trust you’ll make these corrections … before you print tomorrow’s paper.”
 -- Elise Jordan , email to NYT (June 18, 2013)
“…the administration’s position on the matter was a cover 
-
up… [it] would become the government’s
official pronouncement
And all the while they secretly whispered to the media … And the media gave
them their forum, always ascertaining that their al
legations were borne out by facts, if not the truth.”
 ---
Senator James Webb, “
Something to Die For 
” (1991)
 
 
 
MORE “LIES BORNE OUT BY FACTS, IF NOT THE TRUTH”
 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page #:
Foreword
(& List of Updates)
 
5
“What B
urns
Faster, Memories or Flames?”
 11
“What Burns Faster,
Memories or Flames?
 12
“The Memories Never Go Away”
 13
“I Didn’t Think I Could Love Again”
 15
Remembering Michael Hastings
-- 1980 - 2013 RIP
 
16
“Shit … Michael Hastings is Gone”
 17
“Fearless …
A Dick To Those In Power 
 18
 
“Forever Remembered
 as a Truth-T
eller”
 19
“A Virus i
n The Body
of Their Little Club”
 20
“Definitely Not Some Military Hater”
 22
“The
 New York Times
 Will At
tempt to Piss on That Career”
 25
“Conspiracy Theories Have Flowered on the Web”
 26
“…
Flew Too High and Came Down
with a Crash”
 27
The Operators
 
… His Legacy Will Outlast
Theirs 28
“What Would Hastings Do?”
 31
“Le’Affair Rolling Stan”
 33
“Le’Affair Rolling Stan”
 
--
Michael Hasting’s “Almost Famous” “Team America”
 Road Trip
 34
Regardless of How I Judged the Story for Fairness or Accuracy
 45
“Responsibility Was Mine”
 48
“You Keep Your Mouth Shut … Every Day You Want to Scream”
 54
 
 
MORE “LIES BORNE OUT BY FACTS, IF NOT THE TRUTH”
 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 (Continued) Page #:
More
New York Time 
’s
 
“Lies Borne Out by Facts, If Not the Truth”
 56
Executive Summary:
 
More
 NYT’s “Lies Borne Out by Facts, If Not the Truth”
 57
Blatant Mischaracterizatio
n” of Michael Hasting’s NYT’s
Obituary 61
“It’s Not The Times that is Questioning the Article’s A
ccuracy
…”
 63
“Obituary … Is Not Factually Inaccurate, As Far As I Can Tell.”
 65
Hastings Obituary Did Not Capture His Adversarial Spirit”
 67
 
Postscript:
The New York Times Management C
an’t
Admit They Made a M
istake”
 68
“It is the Last Whitewash of
Gen.
McChrystal’s
 
Military Career”
 70
2013
 – 
 
Constitution Project’s Whitewash of McChrystal’s JSOC Torture
71 2011
 – 
 
 NYT’s Thom Shanker’s Whitewash of “Le’Affair Rolling Stan”
 73 2010
 – 
 
McChrystal’s
Cover-Up of JSOC Killing of Pregnant Women at Gardez 74 2009
 – 
 
 NYT’s
 
Thom Shanker’s
Whitewash of
McChrystal’s
Pat Tillman Cover-Up 76
About the Author
 
80 . . .
APPENDICES
APPENDIX
A
:
Citation Links to Hastings Obituaries & Tributes
81
 APPENDIX
B
:
 NYT’s
 
Thom Shanker’s
 
“Lies Borne Out b
y Facts, If Not t
he Truth”
 
83
 APPENDIX
C
:
 NYT’s
 
Thom Shanker -- CNAS
’s
 
“Court Stenographer In Residence”
 
90
APPENDIX “D”:
CNAS’s Andrew Exum’s Whitewash of Gen. McChrystal
 
96
 

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