Portrayal of Hastings as drug abuser skirts truth about crash
Paul Joseph Watson
August 20, 2013
Reaction to the release of Michael Hastings’ autopsy report, which as expected ruled his death to be an accident caused by massive blunt trauma, has been varied, with many pointing out that it does little to answer the questions surrounding the Rolling Stone journalist’s suspicious car crash.
Some are claiming that the report puts the “conspiracy theories” about the journalist’s death to bed despite the fact that it does not answer virtually every question that has been posed – such as why Hastings’ new Mercedes burst into flames with witnesses describing “explosions.”
The autopsy report states that Hastings had small amounts of marijuana and amphetamine in his blood, but that this would not have impaired his driving at such low levels.
It also twice references two empty alcohol bottles found at the scene of the crash as if to suggest that they could have belonged to Hastings despite the fact that no alcohol was found in his blood.
Why does the report feel the need to focus on the two bottles? Are we to believe that Hastings threw them out of the window in the moments before his high speed crash?
The media is now portraying Hastings as a drug abuser who had begun taking DMT and needed to go into rehab despite being completely sober for the previous five years.
Read the full autopsy report here. View a selection of tweets on the subject below.
The driving that it took to cause Hastings accident was consistent with either a drunk or a sabotage. Report shows NOT intoxicated at time.
— Austerity Sucks (@Austerity_Sucks) August 20, 2013
So many inconsistencies in this LAPD report on Hastings Death. Looks a lil tampered with
— SSG Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) August 20, 2013
The only part of that Times story I don’t get @Activationist is the witness who says he was “passed out” be4 the crash.From trace pot&meth?
— Dan Carlin (@dccommonsense) August 20, 2013
@Rambobiggs Crazy how report say drugs played no part in crash then media paints him as druggie who’s family was trying to put him in rehab.
— That Guy (@MeierFire) August 20, 2013
Michael Hastings autopsy report released, but still no answers as to how a modern Mercedes can explode into flames. Questions still abound.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 20, 2013