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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    piece of garbage yellow tripe liberal sesspool magazine..

    I hope they get sued to the point of going out of business

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Well, it appears Mr. Wenner has his dck in a wringer once again...and he's sounding like Obama in his "explanation"....

    Oops, there Jan, other journalists know bull**** when they see it, and no amount of pretzel speak is going to change the fact you ****ed up. Big time.

    Handing this off to "Jackie" the unnamed source as kind of her fault, but "we're not blaming Jackie" is the kind of thing you live off, destroying people who do that that is.

    "Jackie" is one in a few thousand who come along with a "good story"...and reporters in their intern year learn a basic technique, you confirm at least the basic details; police reports, doctor reports, eye witnesses etc. And, Mr. Jenner in future if this one time managing editor may make a suggestion: if, as in 99.9% of all stories you cannot obtain some form of collaboration, it goes to the dead file.
    When you read this story, did you have the same moment I had of being strongly reminded of the 'Georgia Straight'?
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    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?
    Actually, America has the most sexually repressive culture in the West, and simultaniously some of the highest rape rates in the West.

    That is not in any way surprising. Rape rates rise as sexual repression rises in most cultures. Eventually, once you get to an extreme enough level of sexual repression, cultures just stop recognizing rape as being any different from sex at all.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Actually, America has the most sexually repressive culture in the West, and simultaniously some of the highest rape rates in the West.

    That is not in any way surprising. Rape rates rise as sexual repression rises in most cultures. Eventually, once you get to an extreme enough level of sexual repression, cultures just stop recognizing rape as being any different from sex at all.
    Is it possible that other cultures have the same things happen with the same frequency and that they just don't recognize/categorize it as rape?
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is it possible that other cultures have the same things happen with the same frequency and that they just don't recognize/categorize it as rape?
    Not generally, no. Reporting actually drops as sexual repressiveness rises. Again, America has the lowest reporting in the West and the rape rate is probably worse than it appears. Repressive 3rd world countries often don't keep any records at all (or the consequences of a woman reporting rape are so severe that basically no one ever reports it). We know rape is extremely common there through surveys and observation.

    So in reality, the disparity between the best and worst countries for rape is actually even larger than it appears. As a general rule, the more rape is occuring, the less it's being reported or recorded.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    piece of garbage yellow tripe liberal sesspool magazine..

    I hope they get sued to the point of going out of business
    You may get your wish...

    Virginia fraternity chapter says it will sue Rolling Stone

    And I'll do you one better. I hope they get sued OUT of business, not just close.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Along those lines, what gets me is this: They were quick to latch onto the story, quick to write the story, quick to publish the story, but... dragged their feet in any sort of correction once the truth came to light.

    In kind of a perverse way, I think they wanted it to be true. And not just because of the ding they suffered regarding their credibility.
    I think the assumed it was true and rushed it because they wanted to be first.
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Guess we can stop taking The Rolling Stones as a serious journalistic publication then.
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Guess we can stop taking The Rolling Stones as a serious journalistic publication then.
    When did we start?

    I only considered them serious for music, and even that was 30+ years ago.

    ETA: Doh!!! "The Rolling Stones" (The 30+ years comment still stands, though )
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    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.
    Problem is that it has hit the popular culture...Law and Order SVU just did an episode on it...
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