STACY MCCAIN ON theories about Michael Hastings’ death. “There is no reason to believe that the car accident was anything other than a car accident — insofar as a fatal crash is an ‘accident’ when you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz sports coupe 100 mph down a city street at 4 o’clock in the morning. The real story — and I’ve said this from the get-go — is why Michael Hastings was driving so fast at such an ungodly hour.”

The problem is that the real news is outrunning the conspiracy theorists these days.