The New York Daily News says that the Web has gone wild with conspiracy theories after the death of reporter Michael Hastings. Wikileaks offered some heavy breathing. None of the theories are more than conjecture, note Salon and New York magazine.
But reasonable questions deserve timely answers.
The most intriguing revelation, from his editor (and confirmed by Wikileaks), was that Hastings believed he was under federal investigation. The FBI responded in a statement: “At no time was journalist Michael Hastings ever under investigation by the FBI.”
That parseable formulation leaves open the question of whether Hastings was under