What a damning report released by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism this weekend on the now infamous "Jackie" story published in Rolling Stone magazine last November.
Recall the author of the piece made a number of intense and sensationalistic rape claims about a campus fraternity house.
Specifically, the story centered on single account by a University of Virginia student, who alleged she was gang raped by seven members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, while two others allegedly watched and encouraged the attack.
A police investigation originally cleared the frat of any involvement in this alleged gang rape, but now a new report by Columbia University goes one step further in laying the blame square at the feet of writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone.
Not only does this report reveal the decline of journalistic standards in our mainstream media, but it should also make us question the very premise of the original thesis: that campus rape is epidemic.
Tell us what you think in the comments:
Did the apologies by Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone go far enough?