Journalist Michael Hastings on the 2012 Campaign and Zero Dark Thirty01/24/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with journalist Michael Hastings about his new book on the 2012 Presidential campaign. We’ll also discuss with him his criticism of the new film Zero Dark Thirty and its positive view of torture….
But first- two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we spent some time talking about the President’s inauguration and gun laws. Here’s what two listeners had to say:
Some listener comments that came in after yesterday’s show.
First up today- journalist Michael Hastings. He’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. He’s now out with a new book called PANIC 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign. His writing has been compared to that of Hunter S. Thompson and PJ O’Rourke.
He’s also just written a scathing article about the new film Zero Dark Thirty—which some say glorifies the use of torture as a way of fighting terrorism.