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December 7th, 2014
03:22 PM ET

Rolling Stone editors reviewing mistakes after apologizing for 'Rape on Campus' article

With Rolling Stone's 9,000-word article about the brutal gang rape of a University of Virginia student under intense scrutiny, Washington Post reporter Taylor Rees Shapiro, who uncovered flaws in the article, and UVA student Sandra Menendez, who knows the alleged victim, speak with Brian Stelter.

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Menendez was interviewed by Erdely but not quoted. She said she and several other students "felt really uncomfortable after being interviewed."

Menendez said she concluded that Erdely had an agenda: "I think she was trying to tell a really painful story, which is that sexual assault really does happen at the University of Virginia and also around the United States. I'm not quite sure if the story that was told, you know, really does speak truly to it."


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  1. RoseannAWG

    This is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

    April 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  2. Judy Vollmer

    Brian, just as your words matter, your grammar matters.
    In the segment on the rape a few minutes ago you used me and her as sentence subjects.
    As a previous commentator noted: jarring.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:29 am | Reply
  3. Ettamahala

    I am watching reliable sources, which I generally enjoy - but two glaring grammatical mistakes using "me" as the subject when I should have een used in one segment is just too jarring.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:16 am | Reply
  4. lesnomdeplume

    This post was entered into the comments of the original RS story. It received NO rational replies.

    "Again I will post this as it seems to be continuously removed by mods of the website. Obviously Rolling Stone Magazine does not like someone pointing out the obvious wholes in the story. So I will post it all night so everyone knows why this is clearly going to be thrown out as soon as it hits court.

    According to the story - "Jackie" left the Phi Psi house after being raped by seven men and beaten senselessly and put through a glass table. She was bleeding, and obviously needed medical attention. After she regained consciousness (at 3am) she contacted her friends. Who after meeting up with her immediately determined she did not need to go to the hospital because the three friends reputations would be shot. This is obviously a terrible hole in this 'tragic' story. No normal, sane, or average college student would just tell their bloody, beaten, and raped female friend to just head home and sleep it off. There were two male friends, even if reputation became a topic of discussion MOST men would demand she be taken to receive medical attention. Plus NO ONE discusses their reputation on a campus as a freshmen at 3am after drinking, let alone when a friend is standing their bleeding in front of them.

    Now, please. Provide a counter to this argument, rather than just removing it RS.

    December 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply

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