CMT.com News ran a story last week detailing these remarks, which was removed from the site within a few hours.
They say that the publishers had contacted them about the story after it ran, leading to the following correction:
In copies of the book sent to critics in early July, Stanley criticized McGraw for his song selections and for perceived slights of Stanley at the 2002 Grammys. Earlier this week, CMT.com received confirmation from Gotham Books, publisher of Stanley’s autobiography, that the comments about McGraw remained in the author’s final edits of the book.
Far be it from a book publisher to send out review copies with inflammatory content to generate interest, so we presume that Dr. Ralph’s editor was successful in convincing him to tone things down a bit.
We’ll have our review copy soon, and will reserve comment further until we go though it ourselves.