Friday, December 5, 2014

HOT Rolling Stone; "Our Gang Rape Story Turns Out to Have Discrepancies"

Will Dana, Managing Editor, at Rolling Stone writes:
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.
Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie's story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack for fear of retaliation against her...
Discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. 
Oh yeah, don't contact the accused, just smear an entire fraternity. The smear resulted in huge protests. Protests by those, who obviously don't need facts but will turn into an angry mob and side with any wacko who screams rape.

Protest that occurred outside   Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia on Nov. 22 in Charlottesville, Va., following the Rolling Stone article.

And I am not making up the idea of no checking facts. It's official "sexual violence awarness" policy. From a WaPo story on the allegations:

[Emily]Renda said Thursday that Jackie initially told her that she was attacked by five students at Phi Kappa Psi on Sept. 28, 2012. Renda said that she learned months later that Jackie had changed the number of attackers from five to seven.

“An advocate is not supposed to be an investigator, a judge or an adjudicator,” said Renda, a 2014 graduate who works for the university as a sexual violence awareness specialist. But as details emerge that cast doubt on Jackie’s account, Renda said, “I don’t even know what I believe at this point.”

“This feels like a betrayal of good advocacy if this is not true,” Renda said. “We teach people to believe the victims."


  1. And of course these moronic protesters just believed it without ANY proof. Anyone else besides me feel like they're surrounded by zombies? Always reminds me of Tom Woods "Interview with a Zombie" bit. Even in this age of the internet with so much info at a mouse click these idiots STILL act like complete morons.

    Damn mental midgets.

  2. "Protests by those, who obviously don't need facts but will turn into an angry mob and side with any wacko who screams rape."