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On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

June 23, 2010
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We pretty studiously try to avoid national and international politics here at the Half Empty Glass — Lord knows there’s enough to complain about on the state and local fronts.

So I take no position (here) on the merits, but how ignominious would it be to be one of the country’s top generals and be taken down by an article in today’s sad and pathetic version of Rolling Stone.

This tidbit is also of interest (and perhaps explains why anyone would prattle on about this stuff to a RS reporter):

TPM says that “no one is questioning the accuracy of Rolling Stone’s (thoroughly fact-checked) reporting. But an entirely new set of questions were raised about McChrystal’s judgment when Hastings, the reporter, revealed that some of his interviews with the general and his team were conducted on a booze-fueled bus ride across Europe, under the cloud of ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.”

Somewhere Hunter S. Thompson is smiling.

Not to mention Dr. Hook.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2010 12:47 pm

    I’m still pissed that Shel Silverstein never made the cover.

  2. Kelly permalink
    June 25, 2010 9:01 am

    The “journalist” went to high school here. I’m waiting for Burlington residents to declare June 22 Hastings Day & parade Hastings around Church Street.

    • Fat Al permalink*
      June 25, 2010 9:16 am

      Well, at a minimum, it seems like he’s probably a pretty fun guy to go drinking with. I wonder if he knows how to pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull”.

  3. Kelly permalink
    June 26, 2010 7:06 am

    He’s from Vermont, so I’m thinkin’ NO.

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