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  • Pregnant at 17 After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How I Responded

    05/23/2015 12:54:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Deana Schroeder
    I’ve been there. I was 17, drugged and raped. When I learned I was pregnant, my family, counselors, and doctors took control. They intended the best. They wanted to help me. And even though there are literally no studies showing any benefit from abortion, they had total confidence in the social myth that abortion is the best option, even the only option, in cases of sexual assault. Even many pro-lifers approve of abortions in cases of rape. So surely it must be the best choice, right? Not in my case. It just added more layers of trauma, self-doubt, grief and...
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Janice Dickinson files defamation suit against Bill Cosby

    05/21/2015 4:48:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    NYPOST ^ | May 20, 2015 | 10:17pm | By Associated Press
    Model Janice Dickinson sued Bill Cosby for defamation on Wednesday over denials made by the comedian’s representatives after she accused him last year of raping her in 1982. Dickinson’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. The suit states Dickinson has been re-victimized and her reputation has suffered because of pointed denials by Cosby’s attorney that the comedian drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room more than 30 years ago. The allegations were first made in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” after numerous other women accused Cosby of...
  • Columbia mattress girl looking to cash in on art project

    05/20/2015 2:10:47 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2015 | 11:22 am | Ashe Schow
    Emma Sulkowicz, known for carrying a mattress around campus for what she claims is a protest of Columbia University's failure to punish her rapist, is hoping to cash in on her alleged art project. Sulkowicz told the New York Times after her graduation on Tuesday — where she carried her mattress across the stage — that she would sell the mattress if offered. "If some sort of museum wants to buy it, then I'm open to that," she said, "but I'm not going to just throw it away." Sulkowicz has for the past year carried her mattress around for course...
  • About that rape scene in 'Game of Thrones'

    05/20/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Marcus · 66 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    “Game of Thrones” rarely fails to shock, filled as it is with atrocity porn. However, the brutal rape of Sansa Stark at the hands of the psychotic Ramsey Bolton at the end of Sunday’s episode seems to have crossed the line for many people. It is not like people haven’t been raped and worse before. Remember the Red Wedding, the beheading of Eddard Stark, and the castration and torture of Theon Greyjoy. But, Sansa is an innocent girl, though she has been getting progressively less naďve as the series has proceeded.
  • Muslim Rape Gangs, Terrorists as 'Pop-Idols,' and the Trafficking of Children

    05/18/2015 12:10:52 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 17, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    A Month of Islam in Britain: April 2015 • "The boys want to be like them [jihadists] and the girls want to be with them. That's what they used to say about the Beatles... [Muslim teenagers] see their own lives as poor by comparison, and don't realize they are being used." — Nazir Afzal, Britain's leading Muslim prosecutor. •"The extreme views of a 'racist, homophobe and anti-Semite' who supports killing non-Muslims and 'stoning adulterers' are being made available to prison imams and prisoners...with the blessing of [prison] authorities." — Newsweek magazine. •"Mohammed was selling me for Ł250 to paedophiles from...
  • Boston University prof in racist tweet flap accused of trolling white rape victim (Saida Grundy)

    05/18/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Maxim Lott
    Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, an a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.” *snip* Chamberlin, the rape survivor, responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.” To which Grundy exploded: “^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY...
  • Saudi Rapist in Colorado Says Sex Offender Program is Against His Religion (but rape isn't)

    05/17/2015 6:36:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 52 replies
    frontpage ^ | 5/17/15 | d greenfield
    Rape however isn’t against his religion. Homaidan al-Turki’s entire defense strategy from the beginning was Islam. The member of a prominent Saudi family claimed that the prosecution was Islamophobic. “We are Muslim. We are different. The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors is a focal point of the prosecution.” He had a point, because the behavior he was charged with was commonplace back in Saudi Arabia. The victim slept on a mattress on the basement floor, was paid less than $2 a day, and Al-Turki eventually intimidated her into sex acts that culminated in her...
  • 11-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Her Older Brother Raped Her

    05/16/2015 9:51:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | May 15, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2006, Tressa Middleton became Britain’s youngest mother after her 16-year-old brother, Jason, raped her. She was only 11-years-old at the time but recently told the hosts of This Morning about the life-changing experience. She said, “Soon after I began noticing changes in my body. I eventually did a pregnancy test and it came up I was pregnant. I was too scared to tell my mum, so I told my aunt and then ran away. Mum was furious but she calmed down eventually.” However, Middleton didn’t tell anyone about the rape; instead, she said the pregnancy was a result of...
  • Comedian Ed Helms Tears Into Rolling Stone During UVA Commencement Speech

    05/16/2015 11:10:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:41 am, May 16th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Comedian Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia yesterday, and took a moment to really tear into Rolling Stone for how much its discredited UVA rape report hurt the community. Helms, whom you’ll recognize as Andy from The Office or Stu from the Hangover movies, mostly kept things light and joke-y, and even gave a shoutout to the UVA a capella group that made an appearance with him one time on The Office. Helms talked about his own experience being “defined by outsiders,” and acknowledge that’s happened to the UVA community as well, before squaring in...
  • The Office Actor Ed Helms BLASTS Rolling Stone At UVA Commencement

    05/16/2015 12:51:37 PM PDT · by absentee · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/16/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Comedian and actor Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia on Friday, and took part of his speech to tear Rolling Stone a new one for their fake campus rape story, a story which they later retracted and apologized for. Now I know the UVA community has some experience with being defined by outsiders. It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would add that sometimes a rolling stone also gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels journalistic integrity. Rolling Stone tried ... And either way, the story has served...
  • At 16, A Monster Got Her Pregnant. 77 Years Later, She Meets The Baby She Gave Up.

    05/13/2015 7:23:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Little Things ^ | 05/12/2015 | Barbara Diamond
    In 1928, 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. Suddenly, this innocent farm girl was pregnant and terrified. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and placed for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to receive updates on her daughter. She kept loving and praying for Betty Jane, even though she never thought they’d meet again. Nearly 80 years later, Minka whispered a prayer: “Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay...
  • U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked rape story

    05/12/2015 10:22:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Tuesday May 12, 2015 | AP staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked and retracted account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the “chief villain.”... A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said Rolling Stone failed at virtually every step of the process, from the reporting by Sabrina Rubin Erdely to an editing process that included high-ranking staffers.... No one at Rolling Stone was fired or disciplined as a result of the article, titled “A Rape on Campus.” Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will...
  • Push to End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum (transgenders have a problem)

    05/12/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/12/15 | DEBORAH SONTAG
    NEW BOSTON, Tex. — The inmate, dressed in prison whites with a shaved head and incongruously tender eyes behind wire-rimmed glasses, entered the visiting room with her wrists joined as if she were handcuffed. At 31, she had spent her whole adult life behind bars, and it looked like a posture of habit. She introduced herself: “My given name at birth was Joshua Zollicoffer, but my preferred name is Passion Star.” A transgender woman whose gender identity has been challenged by Texas authorities, Ms. Star herself is challenging Texas’ refusal to accept new national standards intended to eliminate rape in...
  • At 16, A Monster Got Her Pregnant. 77 Years Later, She Meets The Daughter She Gave Away

    05/11/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 33 replies
    Littlethings.com ^ | 5/9/2015 | Barbara Diamond
    In 1928, 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. Suddenly, this innocent farm girl was pregnant and terrified. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and placed for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to receive updates on her daughter. She kept loving and praying for Betty Jane, even though she never thought they’d meet again. Nearly 80 years later, Minka whispered a prayer: “Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. I promise I won’t bother her or interrupt her life. I just want to lay...
  • Former Obama Admin Aide Rapes 2 Women, Gets No Jail Time for INSANE Reason

    05/10/2015 2:49:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    TPN ^ | May 10, 2015 | Colleen Conley
    Former Obama Admin Aide Rapes 2 Women, Gets No Jail Time for INSANE Reason May 10, 2015 By Colleen Conley FacebookTwitterMore926 With the aid of a complicit media, liberals have become untouchable when it comes to nefarious and even criminal behavior under the Obama Administration. A serious double standard now exists; conservatives involved in scandals and crimes are still held accountable, while Democrats, more often than not, get a free pass. Case in point: last year, Donny Ray Williams, a former Democrat congressional aide, pleaded guilty to raping two women. According to reports, in 2010, Williams subdued his first victim,...
  • Child Rape Victims Deemed Willing Prostitutes By South Yorkshire Police ( UK Moslems )

    05/08/2015 7:58:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 6 May 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, admitted nothing was done about the “very entrenched” child sex exploitation in his region following the first warnings over 10 years ago because the girls were then seen as child prostitutes not victims. ... abusers were able to carry on with “impunity” across South Yorkshire and particularly in Sheffield and Rotherham. Dr Heal said she was once told by a senior officer that “it was awful but burglary and car crime were policing priorities set by the government.”
  • Bill Cosby Scandal Widens as Three More Accusers Come Forward

    05/06/2015 12:35:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    The Wrap News ^ | April 23, 2015 @ 12:12 pm | Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin
    One alleged victim says she believes she was “targeted and drugged” by the comedian Comedian Bill Cosby, who in recent months has been mired in numerous accusations of sexual assault, once again found himself in the line of fire on Thursday as three more alleged victims came forward.
  • Whistleblower Targeted for Exposing UN Troops Raping Children

    05/04/2015 3:00:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2015 | Alex Newman
    United Nations “peacekeeping” troops deployed on a UN “peace” mission in the Central African Republic were systematically raping and sexually exploiting starving young children, according to a leaked internal report that the global organization was seeking to conceal. Because UN leadership failed to take action against their soldiers' widespread sexual abuse of children — some of whom were less than 10 years old — an aid worker with the organization in the war-torn African nation handed the document to French authorities. As has become the norm when UN military forces are exposed raping, abusing, and murdering the populations they are...
  • UVA Students Start "Microaggression" Facebook Page, Prove they are Offended by Everything

    05/03/2015 10:38:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 74 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/15 | Aurelius
    The students of the University of Virginia have started a "microaggression" page on Facebook, which aims to give light to racist undertones on campus. While some statements made to students are clearly racist, many others are extremely innocuous and clearly not offensive. These following "microaggressions" prove that UVA students are offended by pretty much everything. It is now a microaggression to ask someone's major: It is now a microaggression to describe someone as funny and carefree: It is now a microaggression to ask someone to repeat their name:
  • Man rapes nun in Maryland home invasion, police say

    04/30/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | Emily Miller
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md - A man is accused of sexually assaulting a Catholic nun during a home invasion, Prince George's County police said. FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller reports the victim was raped late Wednesday night at a residence in Chillum. The suspect got away, but was caught Thursday morning in Northeast D.C. while hiding in a kitchen cabinet, police said. Prince George's County police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Juan Randolph. Sources tell FOX 5 the older woman was a virgin. She apparently had a roommate who was not hurt.
  • Olbermann Will Boycott NFL Draft, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Because Of Abuse Charges

    04/26/2015 6:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Grid ^ | April 25th, 2015 | Henry McKenna
    ESPN’s Keith Olbermann wants the United States to address its issues with rape and domestic abuse. And whether the sporting world knows it or not, fans are given the opportunity to do just that during the 2015 NFL Draft and the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight. Jameis Winston is dealing with allegations of sexual assault and Mayweather has five instances of domestic abuse on his criminal record. Yet, Winston is looking like a lock at the No. 1-overall pick, and Mayweather continues to box in the arguably highest profile event in the history of boxing.
  • Man With Saudi Royal Ties to Be Held Without Bail [Photo in thread]

    A man with ties to the royal family in Saudi Arabia -- accused of trying to flee the U.S. to avoid being tried on a rape charge -- was ordered on Wednesday to be held without bail. Monsour Alshammari, 27, is accused of raping a woman while on a date in February in Orem, Utah An attorney for Alshamarri indicated to the judge that Alshamarri wanted to post bail to take care of his matters, but the judge ordered no bail, noting there’s an immigration hold in place. Alshamarri was free on $100,000 bail when officials said he attempted to...
  • U of A Student Arrested for Lying About Sexual Assault

    04/22/2015 7:33:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ArkansasMatters.com ^ | April 20, 2015
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) - Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon Parking garage on the University of Arkansas campus. According to a police report, on March 8, Sweetin's brother called the University of Arkansas Police Department to report that his sister had been sexually assaulted in the garage on March 5.
  • Reed College Student Who Told Me to Write the N-Word Was Arrested for Harassing a Girls’ Rugby Team

    04/20/2015 7:51:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robby Suave
    Remember Jeremiah True, the Reed College student who demanded that I use the n-word before he would consent to an interview? Well, he was arrested for harassment and sexual abuse. BuzzFeed reports that True interrupted a high school girls’ rugby team practice last Thursday and the police had to intervene: The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Friday that True was in jail and awaiting his arraignment later that afternoon. His booking information, in which his name is spelled incorrectly, is online. According to an employee at Rugby Oregon, a youth rugby organization based in Portland, True was arrested for...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • (NEVER FORGET) Bill Clinton - Juanita Broaddrick rape accusation - Network tv interview

    04/18/2015 10:42:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Lisa Myers, NBC DATELINE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug7diBO3XYY This is really the unthinkable. An attorney general, running for governor, brutally bites and rapes a nursing home owner. The rapist and his wife have a long history of launching attacks with PIs to intimidate into silence others who could tell their stories. And the evil woman portrays herself as the ultimate women's rights activist. She is their savior. The media has destroyed the legacy of Bill Cosby, yet the serial sexual assaulter and his rapist-enabling wife may make it back to Oval Office. If anyone wrote this as a script for a movie, it would never be made....
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • Woman who accused QB Jameis Winston of 2012 rape files civil lawsuit

    04/16/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2015 | Mark Schlabach
    The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012 filed a civil lawsuit against him Thursday in a Florida state court in Orlando.
  • CBS4 Investigation: TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
  • Sex, Dementia and a Husband on Trial at Age 78

    04/14/2015 1:53:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 April 2015 | Pam Belluck
    There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimer’s. In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last year, Mrs. Rayhons, 78, could not recall her daughters’ names or how to eat a hamburger. One day, she tried to wash her hands in the toilet of a restaurant bathroom. But another question has become the crux of an extraordinary criminal case unfolding this week in an Iowa courtroom: Was Mrs. Rayhons able to consent to sex with her husband? Henry Rayhons, 78, has been charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse, accused of having...
  • Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

    04/13/2015 4:03:43 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 91 replies
    http://wgntv.com ^ | 4/13/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break. Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told AL.com. Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.
  • Who is Emily Renda and why is she at the center of the rape hoax at UVA?

    04/10/2015 6:32:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 44 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/9/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Stacy McCain has written an important article A Coven of Liars: Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda and Catherine Lhamon that starts to connect a few of the dots that may help explain the why and wherefore of the UVA Rape Hoax. How did this thing get started, who facilitated it and who is even now trying to cover their tracks? Here are three dots: The UVA rape hoax did not suddenly appear - ex nihilo - from the fevered fingers of Sabrina Rubin Erdely. She was looking for a story that would support her narrative of a campus "Rape Culture"...
  • When Women Are as Mad as the Men

    04/10/2015 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Sometimes a rolling stone that gathers no moss picks up a lot of dirt, sticks and debris. That happened when one particular Rolling Stone published a slanderous and sloppy attempt to tell a story about a fictitious gang rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine "officially" retracted the story only after the Columbia Journalism Review demonstrated how it failed at every level of responsible reporting and editing. The retraction arrived on the same Sunday that "Mad Men" returned to the small screen with the first episode of its final season. Men are still behaving badly. The reaction to these...
  • Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old

    04/09/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Nye
    Full Headline: Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old while covering her mouth because 'he didn't intend to harm her' A California judge has reduced a child rapist's mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 - saying anything longer would be 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto 'did not intend to harm' the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June. The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream...
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nation’s security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network — Fox News — have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Truth Is For Suckers

    04/09/2015 5:16:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What’s the point in telling the truth? Moreover, what’s the point in not lying? In many cases a lie will get you much further, much more attention, more money or power, so why bother telling the truth? Is the truth for suckers? Rolling Stone magazine published a lie about a fraternity at the University of Virginia and made a lot of money from it. “A Rape On Campus” was one of its most popular stories ever, getting more than 2.7 million page views. The advertisers who paid for those impressions aren’t getting their money back from the magazine. None of...
  • Minimum sentence for California rapist too 'cruel,' rules judge

    04/08/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/8/15 | DOYLE MURPHY
    Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly claimed it would be cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a child rapist to the California state minimum of 25 years in prison. A California judge is under fire for handling a child rapist with kid gloves. Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly sentenced Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto to just 10 years in prison — less than half the 25-year minimum — for sodomizing a 3-year-old relative. The 20-year-old creep locked the little girl inside the family’s garage with him, and then covered her mouth when he heard her mother coming,...
  • Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old

    04/08/2015 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 93 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Nye
    A California judge has reduced a child rapist's mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 - saying anything longer would be 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto 'did not intend to harm' the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June. The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream out, 'there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim's well-being'.
  • Rolling Stone Ignored Basic Journalism With Bogus UVA Rape Story

    04/08/2015 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rolling Stone screwed up. In most media scandals, it's unfair to paint with such a broad brush. When Stephen Glass concocted his fables at the New Republic, he went to antiheroic lengths to conceal his deceptions from his colleagues. Janet Cooke, who famously won a Pulitzer for her Washington Post series about an 8-year-old heroin addict, "Jimmy's World," lied to her editors. That's not the case with Rolling Stone's publication of "A Rape on Campus," the story of the brutal gang rape of a student named "Jackie" at the University of Virginia that turned out to be false. Its failure...
  • NYT's Rolling Stone Hoax Coverage Ignores Own Complicity in Previous Rape Hoax Involving Duke

    04/07/2015 5:02:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | April 6, 2015 | Clay Waters
    New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler on Monday covered the final damning discrediting of Rolling Stone magazine's story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia: "In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism." But Mahler skipped his own paper's disgraceful coverage of a previous campus rape hoax -- involving the Duke lacrosse team in 2006. [snip]
  • Rolling Over the Truth

    04/07/2015 4:44:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    We learn, from a squint-eyed investigation by major functionaries at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, that Rolling Stone magazine's bulging-eyed, 9000-word article, "A Rape on Campus," doesn't wash. A "journalistic failure that was avoidable," the investigators called the article, which purported to tell of a 2012 gang-rape at the University of Virginia, involving fraternity members and a female student. Except, apparently, it didn't happen: or anyway not nearly the way the complainant told the magazine, which with minimal investigation bought her story hook, line and sinker, and commenced to spread it abroad. Guilty as charged, was Rolling Stone's message....
  • Sabrina Rubin Erdely Finally Apologizes, While Rolling Stone Publisher Blames ‘Jackie’

    “The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was first called into question, have been among the most painful of my life. Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience. I want to offer my deepest apologies: to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article. “Over my 20 years of working as an investigative journalist — including at Rolling Stone, a...
  • U-Va. fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

    <p>The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced Monday that the fraternity house will file a lawsuit against Rolling Stone, calling the magazine’s reporting that described an alleged gang-rape by some of its members “reckless.”</p> <p>The lawsuit comes a day after Rolling Stone editors retracted a Nov. 19 story “A Rape on Campus,” that portrayed the chilling account of brutal sexual assault allegedly occurring in the Phi Kappa Psi house at U-Va. in 2012. A Columbia University report issued Sunday described significant lapses by the magazine’s staff while reporting the gang-rape allegations and the story’s writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the publication’s managing editor, Will Dana, apologized for the deeply flawed account. But the fraternity noted that Erdely did not apologize directly to the Phi Psi chapter at U-Va.</p>
  • Probe of Now-Discredited Rolling Stone Article Didn’t Find Fireable Error [WSJ]

    04/06/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 April 2015 | VALERIE BAUERLEIN and JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBER
    The dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that a four-month investigation of a now-discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia found no evidence that magazine staffers committed clearly fireable offenses. Rolling Stone retracted the November article “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely late Sunday after the publication of a 13,000-word Columbia review requested by the magazine. At an hour-long news conference on Monday, the school’s dean, Steve Coll, explained the report’s findings. When asked by reporters why no one was fired in the wake of the investigation,...
  • No one fired at Rolling Stone. Really?

    04/06/2015 8:06:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Brian Stelter
    The reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the magazine's top editor, Will Dana, say they are taking responsibility for the failures. "These are mistakes I will not make again," Erdely said in a statement. But Erdely will continue writing for Rolling Stone. Dana is standing by her, telling The Washington Post that "Sabrina's done great work for us over the years and we expect that to continue." And Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is standing by both of them. Wenner did not respond to CNN's requests for comment about his decision. But according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking,...
  • Per twitter, Rolling Stone will not sanction anyone in UVA story

    04/05/2015 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Per twitter, Rolling Stone will not sanction anyone in UVA story
  • Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)

    04/07/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/6/15 | Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    If you type in the original page for Rolling Stone’s December 2014 story “A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA,” you’ll 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 Department’s announcement that there was not enough evidence to pursue an investigation of the story’s titular rape, which now appears to have been something between a delusion and a hoax. . . snip...
  • Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

    04/06/2015 1:59:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 5, 2015 | Keith Alexander
    She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her. It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived in Washington as a student intern. When they met, she believed Donny Ray Williams Jr., the longtime aide and former staff director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, could help her find a job with Congress. But instead, she later told authorities, Williams drugged and assaulted her.
  • Inevitable: UVa fraternity to sue Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed
    No surprise here, right? Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely committed negligence at the very least in their reporting, and the damage to Phi Kappa Psi suffered undeniable damage in both physical and reputational terms. CNN’s Brian Stelter reported while Columbia School of Journalism held a presser on their post-mortem that PKP will take Rolling Stone to court: Exclusive: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at UVA is moving forward with lawsuit against @RollingStone magazine, source confirms.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 6, 2015 Also Fox News: BREAKING: Fraternity: Rolling Stone rape story was defamatory, reckless; says it's pursuing legal action.— The...