GQ passed on Hastings' McChrystal story proposal

New York Observer
"We already had another writer trying to get [Gen. Stanley] McCrystal, and couldn't assign both stories," says GQ editor Jim Nelson. A magazine spokeswoman adds: "He had the idea of doing the piece, so we turned it down without having an interview with McChrystal." Michael Hastings then took his proposal to Rolling Stone.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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