Journalist Michael Hastings on the 2012 Campaign and Zero Dark Thirty
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâll talk with journalist Michael Hastings about his new book on the 2012 Presidential campaign. Weâll 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 yesterdayâs program. Yesterday we spent some time talking about the Presidentâs inauguration and gun laws. Hereâs what two listeners had to say:
Some listener comments that came in after yesterdayâs show.
First up today- journalist Michael Hastings. Heâs 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. Heâs now out with a new book called PANIC 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obamaâs Final Campaign. His writing has been compared to that of Hunter S. Thompson and PJ OâRourke.
Heâs also just written a scathing article about the new film Zero Dark Thirtyâwhich some say glorifies the use of torture as a way of fighting terrorism.comments powered by Disqus