Pentagon blocks Rolling Stone reporter from embed

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    Pentagon blocks Rolling Stone reporter from embed

    The last time reporter Michael Hastings published a major piece on Afghanistan, the commander on the ground resigned.

    Maybe that's why the military's skittish about letting Hastings return.

    The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon has denied permission for Hastings to embed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

    Hastings offered a clarification on the AP's reporting via Twitter, writing that "the embed had already been approved for September," but "now it has been disapproved."

    So, according to Hastings, it's not as if he just asked for permission to embed yesterday and was denied.

    Defense Department spokesman Col. David Lapan defended the decision yesterday, telling reporters that "there is no right to embed."

    "It is a choice made between units and individual reporters, and a key element of an embed is having trust that the individuals are going to abide by the ground rules," Lapan said. "So in that instance the command in Afghanistan decided there wasn't the trust requisite and denied this request."

    Pentagon blocks Rolling Stone reporter from embed - Yahoo! News

    lol....to bad so sad...he will never get to do another embed and he deserves it...its pretty clear he reported alot of info/words that was to be off the record and his so called reporting was a smear....not defending mcchrystal....
     
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    LOL. A pentagram temper tantrum.
     
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    Fearless, leaderless Obama, probably ordered this, because a scheduled golf game of his got interrupted last time Hastings was hanging around and got published.
     
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    Obama really has proven what a weak little human he is. He doesn't take kindly to criticism.
     
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    Exactly how did this thread turn into another "bash Obama" thread?

    Christ, keep it in your fucking pants.
     
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    Even Obama's wife had to flee to Spain on his birthday and rent 40 rooms for a week. WTF is that about?
     
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    I would have embed him and then fragged his ass.
     
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    Why?
     
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    The 2 events are connected. Besides bashing Obama is fun because it's so easy. It's almost easier than Bush.
     
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    AaaHaaaaHaaa It wasn't the reporter's fault the general got drunk and shot his mouth off.
     

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