Hastings' dad: 'Mike shoots straight, so I am sure it is an honest article'

Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Dr. Brent Hastings says son Michael (left) "knew when he was in grade school he would be a writer" and that "when Gulf War 1 was going on, he became interested in that type of journalism. Back then, he used to write for little newspapers and school papers." He adds "I am sure Mike, who I think liked Stanley McChrystal, would not want any harm to come to his career. But obviously he is in hot water because of this."
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  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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