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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    I don't see how an obvious liar can have that much of an impact on someone who was raped and whether or not that person comes forward.
    When a college rape allegation happens in the future, watch for the people who cite the Rolling Stones article. I guarantee there will be many, many who do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Um. Your link does not say what you quoted. It instead is discussing the rates of incarceration. And even there I can spot a major assumption flaw - that each rapist only rapes one woman.

    But I spot an error here:

    ..Only about 2% of all rape and related sex charges are determined to be false...
    That's not the same as "2% of allegations are false". That's "2% of allegations are proven false, and a (likely higher) percentage of others are left ambiguous".

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I agree. The problem is that false reports of rape constitute about 2% of all allegations.
    I don't see that as even related to "the problem" of this particular incident.

    The problem of this particular incident is reporters so eager to push a narrative that they disregard everything they have supposedly learned about what real journalism is supposed to be. They failed on every conceivable level and HURT innocent people. They should be in jail or at the very least, sued out of business. The moral of the story here has NOTHING to do with rape, rape victims, or anything else associated with the crime of rape.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    When a college rape allegation happens in the future, watch for the people who cite the Rolling Stones article. I guarantee there will be many, many who do.
    Or whatshername, who is the creator of Girls. Or the famous Tawana Brawely case. Or the Emma Sulkowicz rape story. Or the hyperbolic false rape statistics pushed by the President.


    We are getting more hysterical about rape as it becomes less of a problem in our society.
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Um. Your link does not say what you quoted. It instead is discussing the rates of incarceration. And even there I can spot a major assumption flaw - that each rapist only rapes one woman.

    But I spot an error here:



    That's not the same as "2% of allegations are false". That's "2% of allegations are proven false, and a (likely higher) percentage of others are left ambiguous".
    You are correct that 'false' and 'determined to be false' should not be used interchangeably. I apologize.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    You are correct that 'false' and 'determined to be false' should not be used interchangeably. I apologize.
    Fair 'nough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The collateral damage from this disgraceful lack of journalistic ethics will go on for years. The anti-Greek people used this lie as a way to attempt to destroy the already vulnerable Greek system at colleges. UVA suffered unnecessary bad PR. It makes it less likely that women who are legitimately raped at college parties will come forward.

    Rolling Stone was always a rag. This just confirms it.
    When did a music magazine get any sort of cred anyways? Mother Earth went the same path.
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    When did a music magazine get any sort of cred anyways? Mother Earth went the same path.
    Oh, I've seen plenty of leftists use the words of that idiot Matt Taibbi as Gospel.
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    I find it interesting that a society, like we have here in America, that glorifies sex and all it's deviations is shocked at the incidence at rape and other sexual assault.

    Reap what you sow?
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Oh, I've seen plenty of leftists use the words of that idiot Matt Taibbi as Gospel.
    Gullible they are.
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