Sabrina Erdely made up a story about a woman who claimed she was gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat. The story the anonymous victim told was too perfect. It had all the elements that fit the politically correct narrative — frat boy villains as rapists, an indifferent college administration, and a helpless young woman who just couldn’t find justice or equality at a venerable institution of higher learning. It was all a lie and the reporter knew it was all a lie and she told the lie anyway and her publication printed it anyway. Now, they’re going to pay:
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus that included a debunked account of a fraternity gang rape.
The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone journalist was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo.
The $7.5 million lawsuit centered on the 9,000-word article written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely titled “A Rape on Campus.” The article appeared online in late Nov. 2014 and on newsstands in the magazine’s December 2014 issue.
Mind you, this is just one administrator who was damaged. Now, the Frat and young men involved can (and should) go after Rolling Stone and Erdely.
A decade ago, the Duke Lacrosse team was falsely accused of raping a stripper. The story sounded fantastical and facts didn’t add up. That didn’t stop the New York Times and the local papers and ESPN from destroying the names and reputations of the young men involved. It was a travesty of justice and malicious. The NYT’s biggest liar-reporter still has not apologized or retracted his stories from those years. Most in the media blame an out-of-control prosecutor, Mike Nifong, who was up for reelection, but even as I was gathering facts about the case and blogging about it, it was apparent to me that the story was a hoax. The mainstream media presented it as fact.
The media believes they can destroy lives if it fits the narrative they want framed. A black stripper raped in the South by young, privileged white men? Truth be damned, this story is too good and must be told. The first female president running for office and a young woman is gang-raped at a Virginia frat? Women still have such a long way to go and this case proves it!
The media has ceased reporting. It’s resorting to fabrication to prove a beloved belief. These reporters don’t seem to mind the lives they destroy as long as the story serves their personal version of the “greater good.” Well, maybe a hefty fine and some time in jail will give media organizations some space to consider their evil ways.
Jail time and fines. Couldn’t happen to nicer people.