July 28, 2011

Do the right thing, Rolling Stone

I'm with Carl.

Like Carl, I did not criticize the piece of reporting that got GEN Stan McChrystal, a man I very much admire, fired.* But the Michael Hastings hit piece on LTG Bill Caldwell contained some of the ugliest, most poorly sources smears I have ever read in a major news publication. Rolling Stone should both apologize to its readership and retract the article.

*Even if a subsequent (U.S. military) investigation was unable to corroborate much of what Hastings reported and cleared McChrystal and his staff of any wrongdoing.