MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel mocked ESPN on Wednesday for removing a broadcaster named Robert Lee from an upcoming name at the University of Virginia, because they were concerned that he would become a distraction since he shared the same name as the famed Confederate general. “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games […]
Clay Travis, a sports personality at FOX Sports and a rival network of ABC/ESPN, reported yesterday that ESPN sent around an internal memo where they reassigned a sports play-by-play broadcaster named Robert Lee to another college football game broadcast. Lee was originally scheduled to broadcast a college football game between the University of Virginia and […]
Controversy over Confederate statues somehow has found its way its way into college football. ESPN announced Tuesday that it was switching broadcasters for games on Sept. 2 so that an announcer named Robert Lee would not be assigned to Charlottesville for the William and Mary-at-University of Virginia football game. In a statement to Accuracy in Media Tuesday […]
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.
Larycia Hawkins, who was let go at Wheaton College over her hijab-wearing stunt, is now going to research Islam at the University of Virginia.
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).
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).
8/24/2017 - MSNBC’s Morning Joe Calls ESPN’s Robert Lee Decision ‘Really Dumb’ [Video]
8/24/2017 - After Backlash over ESPN’s Robert Lee Decision, ESPN President Blasts FOX Sports Personality for Politicizing the Story
8/24/2017 - ESPN Swaps Announcer from UVA Football Game ‘Because of the Coincidence of His Name’
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
3/5/2016 - Hijab-Wearing Professor is Now at Virginia to Research Islam
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
12/23/2014 - 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