Skip to comments.Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)
Posted on 04/07/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
If you type in the original page for Rolling Stones December 2014 story A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA, youll be redirected to "What Went Wrong?, a report about the article published Sunday by the Columbia Journalism Review. Rolling Stone officially retracted its blockbuster story, which had garnered more than 2.7 million views. The retraction comes on the heels of the Charlottesville Police Departments announcement that there was not enough evidence to pursue an investigation of the storys titular rape, which now appears to have been something between a delusion and a hoax. . . snip . . .
In balancing a systematic critique on a single persons story, Erdely essentially used a rightwing strategy to make a leftist point. The trouble is only that the right is skilled at this game, and correctly deduced that undoing Jackies story would go a long way to endangering Erdelys larger structural point. Its an opportunity they never should have been given, both for Jackies sake, and for the sake of the victims who really do find themselves struggling for protection within a hostile justice system.
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This is an unnerving view into the mindset of leftwing journalism. Everything is politics. Politics equals the rightwing is always wrong.
It never seemed to occur to the article's author that the Rolling Stone's article failed because it was not factually based.
An example of using Alinsky tactics.
Yeah, like the fraternity brothers.
Apparently the author doesn’t know the history of a certain revoked Pulitzer Prize.
Elisabeth Stoker Banning will someday likely file for divorce from a ‘husband’ or “substitute lover” who was ‘never there’ and who didn’t understand her. Who cares about her.
And who really cares what her hyphenated name is or how it is spelled.
WOW!, We need to start having mandatory drug tests and background checks for Professional Journalist’s.
The only failure to them was they got caught
So... find a way to blame the republicans
I’m pretty sure that lying and making up stuff is a leftwing tactic ...
No she used a leftwing strategy to make a leftist point. Happens all the time. If fact this author herself is using a leftwing strategy to make a leftist point.
Thankfully, the comments at the bottom destroy the author of this tripe.
How many times, and in how many ways, can we say, “The described series of incidents NEVER HAPPENED the way it was related in the screed,”
Other incidents, at other times, may have happened. And when they actually did, it would be incumbent to tell the tale, so far as the facts could be discovered and verified. But this was a complete fabrication, made to “illustrate” a point, but in fact, spreading lies and misconceptions, that in the real world, impacted persons innocent of this particular mischief. As a result, there will be those who were legitimately a victim, who shall now fail to step forward, because the whole tale will be dismissed as a “distraction” and a “fabrication”.
That is because in a free and rational society,each man is an end in himself, and the moral corollary of this principle is that the individual is the unit of value.The opposite of this is the altruism and collectivism of libtards, which leads to statism and socialism.
The author does make somewhat of a point. Though not the one she intended to.
She claims that leftwing methods see oppression as systemic. Presumably meaning that no actual cases of oppression need be cited to prove it exists. This allows them to create “solutions” for problems without first demonstrating their existence.
If you get down into the dirt with actual cases, like UVA, Zimerman and Ferguson, your claims can be disproven with facts.
Much better to stick with, often false, statistics and anonymous anecdotes. Those can’t be disproven.
The astonishing history of recent hoax racist incidents ties into this, of course. If you can’t find actual incidents of racial oppression, you’re perfectly justified in inventing some to illustrate the “deeper truth” you are sure exists.
IOW, what she’s saying is that the Left presumes a problem exists. Actual evidence of individual cases is and should be irrelevant.
The Right works from actual evidence in individual cases to deduce whether a problem is real or not.
With all do respect they did feature a RAPIST on their cover. Right bj?
Maybe they can do an issue on the girl raped in england on campus by bj klinton. Isn’t that why he was kicked out of College?
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