Washington (CNN) - The Rolling Stone magazine journalist whose article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal helped end the Afghanistan commander's career has been denied permission to embed with a military unit in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman told CNN Wednesday.
"Embeds are a privilege, not a right. The unit decided they didn't feel the trust necessary for an embed. They declined," Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan said, not specifying which unit was involved.
Michael Hastings, the reporter, said via Twitter that his embed had earlier been approved, then was "disapproved."
Well, so much for Freedom of the Press. Finally, after 9 years, embedding is finally outed as the mind control technique it was set up for. Too bad the press rolled over and played dead to be one of the boys.
We might have seen what a farce this whole war really was.
a badge of honor, something to make me feel nostalgic for the Rolling Stone of old
You fouled your nest, Hastings. Don't expect any trust from anyone, especially those who have to lay their lives on the line. Trust has to be earned and you blew it. I just hope everyone remembers what you are willing to do for your fifteen seconds of fame.