Quote of the Day
“In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in [alleged rape victim] Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account.”
-- Will Dana, Managing Editor, Rolling Stone, in “A Note to Our Readers,” as the magazine retracted at least part of its story on a gang rape, and rape culture, on the University of Virginia campus. One of the first to suggest potential problems with the story was Richard Bradley, editor in chief of Worth magazine, who, when he was an editor at George magazine in the 1990s, worked with Stephen Glass on a number of his fabricated stories and was taken in. His original post from Nov. 24 drew angry criticism from many, who are now posting their own mea culpas.
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