Sunday, April 05, 2015

A story too good to fact-check

NY Times: "Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia"
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.
Couldn't happen to a nicer magazine.  They wanted to believe the perfect narrative of women preyed upon by elite, white, Southern frat boys - so they did!  Let the lawsuits fly.

Extra - From Instapundit.

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