They “Apologize” To Everyone Except The Real Victims

The fraternity and UVA.

Pardon my french but Dear Rolling Stone: Fuck You

Rolling Stone magazine retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the release of a report on Sunday that concluded the widely discredited piece was the result of failures at every stage of the process.

The report, published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and commissioned by Rolling Stone, said the magazine failed to engage in “basic, even routine journalistic practice” to verify details of the ordeal that the magazine’s source, identified only as Jackie, described to the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

On Sunday, Ms. Erdely, in her first extensive comments since the article was cast into doubt, apologized to Rolling Stone’s readers, her colleagues and “any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article.”

Something bad may have happened at some point, sometime, somewhere to that young lady, we will never know, but the article is a hoax, a complete lie and fabrication.

15 Responses to “They “Apologize” To Everyone Except The Real Victims”

  1. gregor says:

    used to read it back in the day when it was a legitimate music information source, but, like all good things, it was taken over by the “enlightened” and used to promote their agenda. this is an outrageous offense, but, like everything else the leftist media does, it will be long forgotten in a few weeks and that will be that.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Elegantly put, brother dear. And ever so richly deserved.

    I’d like a shout out to my favoritest Senator ~ Ms Gillbrand ~ who is still insisting that “Jackie” NOT be harangued for a something that might have happened, even though EVERYTHING she reported NEVER happened. Because, um, “victim”.

  3. major dad says:

    Rolling Stone is fish wrapper, has been for a long time since they got away from music reporting. UVA’s president outa apologize too, and resign.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    Boycott Rolling Stone. Write their advertisers and ask why they would continue to advertise in a magazine with such poor standards of journalism. It’s worth a shot.

  5. leelu says:

    But, Fake But Accurate!

  6. karla duffy says:

    Haven’t read that rag since I lived in Texas…and I left there in ’81…

    Glad to know my instincts about what “reporting” was becoming have been validated, but boy, is it ever sad…

  7. Julie says:

    Haven’t read Rolling Stone since their cover photo was John Denver without his shirt on.(Ew.)

  8. Syd B. says:

    Their reaction to such a impactful failure does seem to be incredibly insincere and toothless. On the other hand, when was the last time any form of media took responsibility for their actions? Perhaps the judicial system will help them find their “sorry” button.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Julie, you just HAD to go there, didn’t you?

    Where the hell did I put that ‘ban’ button….

  10. JeffS says:

    Most “journalists” these days are crappy reporters. Bias is only the start of their problems.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Bias is their basis, JeffS.

  12. aelfheld says:

    Only reason I subscribed to Rolling Stone was P. J. O’Rourke. When he stopped writing for them I stopped taking the magazine.

  13. Gary from Jersey says:

    JeffS, reporters today don’t know they’re biased because of how they were trained inJ school. As a former reporter of many years, I’m aghast at the incompetence, laziness and outright dishonesty I see today, and it’s only worse when so-called professional reporters not only refuse to see the problem but get nasty when it’s pointed out to them.

  14. JeffS says:

    They aren’t trained, Gary, they are indoctrinated.

  15. Skyler says:

    To me, the important point is to ask what lies are told that aren’t outted?

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