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April 6, 2015

Rolling Stone Rolls Back Its False Story

Rolling Stone published quite the blockbuster story last November about an awful gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house. The only trouble was the story was false. Police investigated and found no evidence to support the story. Now even the iconic music magazine is admitting the gig is up and formally retracting the story. Fox News reports that a “review, undertaken by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at Rolling Stone’s request, produced a 12,000-word report that documented lapses in standard journalistic procedure at every level of the magazine during the reporting and editing of the story.” But other than the retraction, it’ll be business as usual – no one will be fired or even disciplined, and no changes will be made. Writer (it’s hard to call her a reporter) Sabrina Erdely will even continue contributing after apologizing. When relaying a leftist narrative, sometimes a story is just too good to check, no matter what it does to the victims – in this case, the falsely accused young men in the fraternity.

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