Michael Hastings: McChrystal Allies 'Lying' About Interview Ground Rules

09/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JEFF BERCOVICI DailyFinance

Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone writer whose reporting compelled the White House to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, does not mince words when it comes to allegations that he broke pre-arranged ground rules or agreements to go off the record.

"They were lying," Hastings said, referring to the unnamed sources who leveled the accusations last month as fallout from his story mounted. "What they said to The Washington Post and, I think, to the Army Times is fiction. And they know that."

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