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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

How Rolling Stone's rape story became 'its worst nightmare'

A Rolling Stone article describing the brutal gang-rape of a University of Virginia (UVA) student was dubbed 'our worst nightmare' by staff as they slowly realized it was built on a foundation of lies, newly released documents show.

'We're going to have to run a retraction,' wrote Sabrina Rubin Erdely, author of 'A Rape on Campus,' the now-discredited November 2014 story that ultimately saw the magazine facing multi-million-dollar lawsuits.

The email - titled 'our worst nightmare' - can be found among hundreds of pages of notes, correspondence and other information released Friday that shed light on the piece's construction, reception - and collapse.



Anonymous said...

The Stone has always been intelligence from the beginning.
They knew exactly what they were doing which was what they were told to do (print).

Anonymous said...

I have zero sympathy for them.