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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:47 PM

"When you piss off the powerful They come after your career,they try to come after your credibility" [View all]

The late Michael Hastings had some great words of wisdom before his tragic passing which we should all keep in mind:

From his Reddit AMA last year:
Q: Have you ever been warned/threatened by any of the interests whose power your style of reporting threatens to jeopardize?


A: Yes. Every once and awhile, I'll get a death threat from someone--like, "if we don't like what you write, we'll hunt you down and kill you" kind of thing. But there's a more insidious response most of the time when you piss off the powerful. They come after your career, they try to come after your credibility. They do cocktail party whisper campaigns. They try to make you "controversial." Sadly, The Powers That Be are often aided by other journalists.
The Pentagon has launched three investigations into stories I've done over the past 18 months under the pretense of finding the wrongdoing we were exposing. But the investigations were really about creating a Pentagon approved official document to criticize journalism they don't like.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/uaha0/iam_michael_hastings_a_reporter_for_buzzfeed_and/c4tri20


So with all the shit that's being spread about Greenwald, Snowden lately on these forums and the MSM, you can bet your ass people in power are pissed off and shaken

The important thing is not to be distracted by all the non-sense about these people, but to pay attention to the information they released. The things Snowden released to the public were TRUE and factual. The only reason people want to talk about Snowden is because they can't talk about the real issue: PRISM is real, the Obama admin signed off on it and this only the tip of the iceberg. Stay focused and stop being distracted by the corporate stooges. Maybe then we can start holding our government officials accountable for their actions, instead of turning a blind eye when its our own party in control.

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