She doubted that Hastings had honored off the record commitments (“I just — I don’t believe it”); said it was an “egregious” offense for journalists to build trust with their sources, only to then report remarks that could cause the subject trouble; and that it was “insulting and arrogant” for Hastings to claim he wrote a story that beat reporters could not.
Along with all that, Logan offered this:
I mean, the question is, really, is what General McChrystal and his aides are doing so egregious, that they deserved to end a career like McChrystal’s? I mean, Michael Hastings has never served his country the way McChrystal has.
Logan’s question is the right one: Was what McChrystal and his aides did so bad as to compel the president to accept his resignation? But it’s not a question for Hastings—whether or not he’s ever enlisted.
It’s a question for the president, who, after learning of what McChrystal and his aides were “doing,” decided that his career had to end.