Thursday, June 20, 2013
Michael Hastings' Vehicle Recorded Running Red Light By Same Videographer Who Arrived To Record Burning Car After Explosion
It's now abundantly clear that someone wanted investigative reporter Michael Hastings dead. The same freelance videographer from LoudLabs News who came upon Hastings' burning Mercedes at 4:25 a.m. after eyewitnesses saw it explode and burst into flames captured on his car's dash cam Hastings' vehicle running a red light at the intersection of Highland and Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. The police radio recorded by the dash cam captured audio of a report of a burning car near Highland and Melrose two minutes after his car sped through a red light. Four minutes later, the videographer pulls up to the scene of the exploded and burning Mercedes four blocks south of the intersection at which he captured his car running a red light. Was Hastings attempting to elude someone following his car?
Speculation centers on someone placing a bomb next to the car's gas tank, which was remotely set off, likely from a device in a vehicle pursuing Hasting's car. Several witnesses claimed they heard a large explosion that sounded like a bomb before seeing the car in flames. That's the only explanation one can find for parts of the Mercedes C250 coupe being found one hundred feet down the street, including the car's transmission, from where the car came to a stop next to a tree in the median. Clearly, the car didn't suffer the damage from the impact. These cars don't explode upon a front-end impact. Hastings was promising another blockbuster report on the CIA before he was killed Tuesday morning. This was a professional hit job and we know who had the motive to end Hasting's life. Wikileaks tweeted following Hastings death that he had spoken to their lawyer only hours before his death about the FBI investigating him: "Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him."
Some in the mainstream media are dragging up reports of his heavy drinking in his younger years to promote the meme that he was driving drunk. Most of the media is too distracted reporting on the death of Hollywood actor James Gandolfino to do some real investigative reporting on the untimely death of one of the few bright young stars among their profession. Fox News makes me sick. Gandolfino is all they're talking about this morning. You would think the pope had died. Well, to some of them, apparently he was a pope.