Journalist Michael Hastings on the 2012 Campaign and Zero Dark Thirty01/24/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâ€™ll talk with journalist Michael Hastings about his new book on the 2012 Presidential campaign. Weâ€™ll also discuss with him his criticism of the new film Zero Dark Thirty and its positive view of tortureâ€¦.
But first- two listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program. Yesterday we spent some time talking about the Presidentâ€™s inauguration and gun laws. Hereâ€™s what two listeners had to say:
Some listener comments that came in after yesterdayâ€™s show.
First up today- journalist Michael Hastings. Heâ€™s the author of the critically acclaimed book The Operators- about the US military operation in Afghanistan. His reporting for Rolling Stone led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal- the commander of US forces in Afghanistan. Heâ€™s now out with a new book called PANIC 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obamaâ€™s Final Campaign. His writing has been compared to that of Hunter S. Thompson and PJ Oâ€™Rourke.
Heâ€™s also just written a scathing article about the new film Zero Dark Thirtyâ€”which some say glorifies the use of torture as a way of fighting terrorism.