(8-23-13) ATTN: J-School Grads
Buzzfeed has announced the "Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellowship, 2013-2014" -- and this isn't on the LOL page, although Michael Hastings who died in a fiery car crash-explosion in Los Angeles might be amused.
Hastings claimed that he was being followed and his friends were being harassed by the FBI before his death. There have also been allegations that he was investigating CIA head John Brennan in connection with the Barrett Brown case. It's clear that General McChrystal was also pissed at him for outing his boorish psycho-killer persona. As in any Agatha Christie mystery, there are multiple murder suspects in The Curious Case of Michael Hastings.
However BuzzFeed has another scam in mind. Why not capitalize on the death of Michael Hastings and use it to promote BuzzFeed?
They call future entrapment by the feds "extend[ing] the legacy of Michael Hastings."
"In an effort to extend the legacy of Michael Hastings, who died tragically on June 18, 2013, BuzzFeed will sponsor an annual, yearlong fellowship for national security reporting that honors Michael's fearless example.