Though some think it was improper for Mike Silver and/or GQ to lift a few limited quotes out of a broader 50-minute interview, the reality is that anyone who talks on the record needs to be careful about everything that’s said. It happens all the time. People babble on and on and on about a given topic, and if they say something inflammatory, that’s what draws the headline.
Still, Quinn’s reaction, with equal parts anger and genie-rebottling, makes sense, for reasons articulated during Wednesday’s PFT Live.
I could type out the basis for that belief now, or I could paste below the video of the argument. Since: (a) I’m lazy; and (b) I have a vested interest in getting you to watch PFT Live, you won’t need two guesses to figure out this riddle.