Friday, July 23, 2010

Dressing Down GQ for Passing on Hastings' McChrystal Story

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According to the NY Observer (, Michael Hastings' Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former military commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, that sparked a political tsunami in Washington, D.C., might have turned up in GQ Magazine, where Hastings is a contributor, but the slick fashion journal took a pass on the author's pitch.

GQ, which apparently was content instead to run a cover story on supermodel Miranda Kerr (let's see Gen. McChrystal  gracefully saunter down a runway), claims it had another reporter trying to line up a chat with the straight-shooting General, so it didn't want to have Hastings duplicate its efforts.

According to the Observer item, Rolling Stone's Website attracted 2.2 million visitors in the first two days that Hastings' profile was posted.  "TUOL" weighed in on theMcChrystal issue for BU Today (

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