ROLLING STONE ‘RAPE’ FIASCO: ‘Journalistic Failure’? Really??

Columbia University’s School of Journalism issued their findings in the case of the now infamous Rolling Stone UVA gang rape story. Their findings? Rolling Stone committed a “jounalistic failure” in producing the story.

Good to see Columbia stuck to their typically left-wing guns and gave Rolling Stone a pass.”Journalistic failure” implies – deliberately – that journalism was going on at Rolling Stone.

Journalism. Brings to mind images of big league newsrooms taking in the front-line reporting from dozens of beat reporters discerning the real story from the hype. That’s not what Rolling Stone was doing. Not at all.

Rolling Stone needed to fuel the idea that college campus rape was an epidemic. The cure of course was to be found in strict implementation of any number of progressive ideas. Shutting down fraternities – especially white ones – at top tier schools like UVA was in effect a stab at white privilege and young men.

Instead of journalism then, Rolling Stone engaged in propoganda as information purveyors frequently do these days in pushing a progressive agenda.

Had Columbia truly wished to sanction Rolling Stone they would have said as much. Portraying the publication of a fairy tale as a failure of journalistic processes allows Rolling Stone to continue pretending to represent journalism.

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Andrew Allen

About the author, Andrew Allen: Andrew Allen (@aandrewallen) grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technoloigies professional in various locations around the globe. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s following a lengthy period spent questioning his own worldview. When not working IT-related issues or traveling, Andrew Allen spends his time discovering new ways to bring the pain by exposing the idiocy of liberals and their ideology. View all articles by Andrew Allen

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