A top editor at Rolling Stone said Tuesday morning that his reporters gathered even more anecdotes and quotes from Gen. Stanley McChrystal that couldn't be published because they were off the record.
McChrystal is the subject of a profile by Michael Hastings (shown here on assignment in Afghanistan) in the next issue of the magazine in which he is openly critical of top officials in the Obama administration. McChrystal's aides are quoted on the record mocking Vice President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday morning, Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates suggested that the magazine gathered even more devastating information that could not be published.
"They said a lot of stuff
to us off the record that's not in the story, so we respected all those
boundaries," Bates told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Bates said the
magazine has gotten zero pushback from McChrystal's people.
"No. No, I haven't heard that," Bates said when asked whether McChrystal has claimed the magazine misquoted him. "Didn't hear that during the course of the story. I didn't hear that in his apology."