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That Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal causing tsunami-like waves–see full list of links below. Also for full range of opinions on whether he should get fired, see my collection of views here. Even many on right say he should go.
Plus: Writer of article says most damaging quotes came in first 24 hours–so wasn’t a case of "charming" the general of him letting down guard…. Politico wrote that Rolling Stone editor says McChrystal saw article before publication–and raised no objections at all. But Rolling Stone later denies–says he okayed facts in fact-checking, didn’t see whole thing ….Vanity Fair: 3 giant ways the general went wrong in dealing with Rolling Stone.
Surprise: U.S. judge overturns Obama moratorium on offshore driling after families complained.
Karl Rove demands NYT and Gail Collins correct claim that President Bush suggested Americans "go shopping" after 9/11. Text of letter. Fact checking surely to come. The Rude Pundit finds somewhat similar Bush quote.
Editor of Sarah Palin’s hometown paper who sort of threatened writer Joe McGinniss with violence gets sacked.