CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has raised the ire of conservatives for calling out President Trump for some of the questionable statements he has made, admitted in an interview with Rolling Stone that the media is partisan and that even though he’s skeptical of many of Trump’s statements, that President Obama was guilty of falsehoods as well. […]
As Barack Obama’s time as president winds down, he took what may be his parting shot at Fox News, blaming the conservative cable news network, in part, for contributing to the Democrats stunning election loss last month. In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, Obama was asked if he thought the U.S. was still […]
Catfishing is when someone creates a fake online persona to lure people and trick them into thinking that they exist, and it looks like ‘Jackie’ did so for a guy she liked. Photo by matthewrbrennan
The woman, who will only be identified as “Jackie,” will be deposed today by a federal judge in a defamation lawsuit.
This raises a lot of ethical questions, that actor Sean Penn and Rolling Stone interviewed a known fugitive and drug cartel boss who was on the run from authorities. Photo by UNclimatechange
The fraternity Phi Kappa Psi said it will pursue legal action against The Rolling Stone magazine for their story, which was proven to be faked. But, the major concern is whether journalism has adopted a “narrative-first” approach with verifying the facts, as if that isn’t breaking news.
The bottom line? The Rolling Stone didn’t verify or fact check Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s story, her source “Jackie” and went ahead in publishing a false gang rape story. And what did Erdely say, after all this? In the New York Times, she released a statement that did not apologize to the fraternity she accused of […]
The magazine apologized for not checking their facts, but is that enough? The fictitious story did not help the actual issue of rampant alcoholism on college campuses and the reality of rapes and sexual assaults (although the 1-in-5 stat has been debunked).
1. Jonathan Gruber Lies, lies and more lies. He called the American voters “stupid” for believing his lies about ObamaCare’s costs, and ended up having to testify on Capitol Hill to defend his demeaning and arrogant remarks. The worst part was that he made such comments on multiple occasions, and was unapologetic until the videos […]
Still upset at how the liberal media hasn’t slammed The Rolling Stone for not fact-checking their journalist’s story about the University of Virginia’s rape scandal? Well, e-mails were released to the public by the university and shows how flawed the magazine’s “investigation” was. See it for yourself (via The Federalist).
8/15/2017 - CNN’s Jake Tapper: Obama White House Guilty of Falsehoods
12/2/2016 - Fox News Fires Back at Obama for Blaming Network for Clinton Loss
6/2/2016 - Lawyers for UVa’s ‘Jackie’ Admit She Tried to Catfish Male Student
4/7/2016 - ‘Jackie’ of UVA Scandal Deposed by Judge in Trial
1/11/2016 - Rolling Stone Strikes Again: Sean Penn Interviews ‘El Chapo’
4/7/2015 - UVa Fraternity to Sue Rolling Stone for “Reckless” Defamation
4/6/2015 - Columbia Journalism Publishes Investigation of Rolling Stone UVa Story
4/6/2015 - Rolling Stone Retracts UVa Gang Rape Hoax Story
12/31/2014 - 2014’s 7 Liberal Losers of the Year
12/23/2014 - E-mails Expose Rolling Stone’s lack of Journalism Ethics in Rape Scandal Story
12/10/2014 - Chris Matthews asks if UVa Rape case will end up like Duke Lacrosse
12/8/2014 - UVa Rape Case could be a Hoax after all
5/30/2012 - Grover Norquist Debunks Media Myths on Tax Pledge