What The UVA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad
So as I understand it, Atticus Finch is now the bad guy in "To Kill A Mockingbird," because he doubted a story about rape.
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) December 2, 2014
Rolling Stone’s admission that its UVA rape story contained ‘discrepancies’ shows how victim-centric our culture has become—to the exclusion of asking vital questions.
WhenRolling Stonefirst published its explosive story detailing UVA student Jackie’s alleged gang-rape by seven fraternity brothers, few in the mainstream media doubted its veracity.
But, much worse,Rolling Stonereporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely seemed determined to tell a gang-rape victim’s sensational story—more dramatic lede means more clicks—that she did not do due diligence as a journalist, neglecting to contact Jackie’s alleged assailants in deference to the rape victim.
“We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account,”Rolling Stonemanaging editor Will Dana wrote in a statement.