Sunday, June 27, 2010

On and Off the record.

It does seem doubtful that many of the things in the story were on the record. There are items "on the record" and items "off the record" and then there are casual remarks that occur during normal conversation which aren't clearly either. It would be my bet that most of the problematic quotes are of the more casual nature. Hastings broke a big story, got a general fired and put his magazine into the news cycle, but he probably also damaged his own career. Who is going to trust him now?

in reference to: Hot Air » Pentagon official: “Rolling Stone” made McChrystal’s staff think they were speaking off the record (view on Google Sidewiki)

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