Ah, journalism:

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.
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In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

“In the face of new information” — that “information” being “the other side of the story.”

The most pathetic aspect here is that there are feminists who are actually pissed about it. I mean, I can totally understand the anger directed at Rolling Stone for the shoddy report on such a serious allegation, but those who are only mad because they were using that particular story to slam “the patriarchy,” and now they can’t, are pathetic.

Update:

It’s come to this:

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12 Responses to “Rolling Stone’s UVA rape story ‘update’ is a doozy”

  1. Granny617 on December 5th, 2014 8:57 pm

    The "old" journalism lives with stories like these- no wonder these rags are all failing under their liberal views. It is a complete repeat of the Duke Lacrosse story – they just don't get it. The 60's hippies that live and breath in the halls of "old" journalism are now finding out – we are not sheeple!

  2. Doug on December 5th, 2014 11:01 pm

    Yep!

    And check out the tweet I just added. These people are clinically insane.

  3. Truesoldier__ on December 5th, 2014 11:43 pm

    New Journalism standard – If it fits our leftist narrative, damn the facts and print it immediately!

  4. Truesoldier__ on December 5th, 2014 11:43 pm

    One of the worst things about these phony rape stories that are printed as fact is that it undermines those that have been truly victims of such heinous crimes.

  5. backwoodsconsr on December 5th, 2014 11:44 pm

    ?

    What number do I have to press to understand her language?

  6. free beats for download on December 6th, 2014 2:39 am

    free beats for download

    Rolling Stone?s UVA rape story ?update? is a doozy : The Powers That Be

  7. Granny617 on December 7th, 2014 12:04 pm

    Like I said the 60's hippies that are journalism profs across the nation taught that the leftist agenda is above all. Don't look for the truth – just go with the agenda. Now that we have a new media that is calling them out on their lies all they do is double down on the leftist agenda. Repeat the lie, repeat the lie. It is starting to crumble and they don't know where to run now. We need to keep the pressure on. And we also need to keep pressure on public universities – who take taxpayer money – to teach this crap. My hope is that when these rags, NYT, Wash Post, etc have to declare bankruptcy – they will get the message.

  8. The Daley Gator | Leftism is an ideology for those who care nothing about truth on December 7th, 2014 1:49 pm

    […] Take the UVA “Rape” story, which Feminists have jumped all over. Doug Powers illustrates the ugly truth, which is that the veracity of the allegations mean nothing to those fighting the “Patriarchy” […]

  9. Truesoldier__ on December 7th, 2014 4:40 pm

    I wish they would, but instead they will claim "to big to fail" and put their hand out instead.

  10. Truesoldier__ on December 7th, 2014 4:43 pm

    I also see that Lena Dunham's 'I was raped by a Republican in College' story from her memoirs is falling apart and the guy she has accused is looking to sue her for libelous claims:
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/12/06

  11. Marshall_Will on December 7th, 2014 10:34 pm

    Recently read The New Republic ( Leftist RAG if ever there WAS one ) is essentially… belly up. Their 'editors' are defecting en masse as another freshly minted dipshizz billionaire boy's club FaceBook founder throttles the [remaining] LIFE out of it…

    Shame huh? They truly deserve each other.

  12. Granny617 on December 8th, 2014 6:29 pm

    Karma is a bitch! Leftist tools like her don't think the people they accuse will bite back. Well enough is enough. I hope she gets skewered by the guy!

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