Well now this is hardly a shocker, but it's nice to see that the military had the stones to tell him to bugger off.
Hastings quoted McChrystal and his aides criticizing and mocking Obama administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. McChrystal was recalled to Washington and fired.
Lapan acknowledged that it’s “fairly rare” for the military to turn way a reporter who wants to embed with front-line troops.
“There is no right to embed,” Lapan said. “It is a choice made between units and individual reporters, and a key element of an embed is having trust that the individuals are going to abide by the ground rules. So in that instance the command in Afghanistan decided there wasn’t the trust requisite and denied this request.” Lapan did not say what unit Hastings had asked to accompany or whether he had spelled out his assignment. He is a freelance reporter currently working on a story about helicopters in Afghanistan, but also has signed a book contract that grew out of the McChrystal story.
You are correct sir, there is no right to embed. Now why don't you go find a gig with a nice tabloid, jackass.