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Monday, April 6, 2015

Rolling Stone Apologizes

Rolling Stone magazine is apologizing for its University of Virginia rape story after an independent report by the Columbia University School of Journalism condemned the story as a "journalistic failure".

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/06/rolling-stone-apologizes-retracts-discredited-rape-story/

Not surprisingly, the fraternity involved in the allegation of rape is considering legal action after all the grief they were subjected to.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4131945376001/frat-at-center-of-rolling-stone-article-mulls-legal-action/?#sp=show-clips

In no way am I trying to make light of rape charges. Yet, there is a cautionary lesson here. Sexual assault is the hot topic issue on campuses across the country. First of all, not enough attention is being paid to the role of binge drinking parties. Indeed, there is a reluctance to discuss it as if it might shift partial blame to the females involved. Secondly, there is also a backlash against any talk of due process on the part of the universities involved in terms of those males being accused. This underscores the need to bring in law enforcement as soon as such charges are made.


1 comment:

Squid said...

It should be noted that Rolling Stoned mag will have to face the possibility of a law suit for damaging the reputation of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter at U.Va. and depicting the university administration as neglectful.
The Obama administration's Department or Education had placed the U.Va on a list of 50 universities that are being investigated for sexual misconduct.
Indeed, the woman must also take a cautionary look at themselves, as well, when Spring Break videos appear on cable T.V. with conduct that would make their Mothers shake their heads.

Squid