Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cry Rape

    Liberal RAPE Culture                   

Man-haters, the falsity of rape culture, and the attack on truth
As it becomes increasingly clear that the Rolling Stone reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was not mere hyperbole but actually deliberate deception by the reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and seemingly the management of the magazine one of the most disturbing things to come to light is the way the bogus “rape culture” crisis on college campuses is being used to turn American jurisprudence on its head.

First off, let’s clear away the undergrowth. There is no “rape culture” out there. Rape and sexual assault do happen. There is no doubt of that. But a “rape culture” exists only in the minds of rabidly misandrist feminists, like, for instance, Amanda Marcotte, who loathe men ....

Bad Journalism, Even If It Were True
Rolling Stone’s Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who has written for everybody from GQ to Mother Jones, is a practitioner of the Red Queen school of journalism: execution first, trial after. She went out looking for a gonzo campus-rape story and, when she could not find a real one, found a woman willing to supply her with a fake one, an obviously suspicious tale of a vicious gang rape over several hours at the hands of UVA fraternity members, complete with dialog right out of an after-school special — “Don’t you want to be a brother?” “Her reputation will be shot for the next four years” — and inconsistencies that require the active suspension of disbelief. Whether Erdely knew that the story was fake is not entirely beside the point, but ignorance is not an excuse, either — not for her, and not for her editors. She had a positive obligation not to publish the story she had, because the story was insufficient on any responsible journalistic grounds. It was rubbish, she knew it, and Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana damned sure should have known it. This is stuff they teach to freshmen reporters at college newspapers. ...

 This story, while not flying under my radar, just didn't interest me.  After a cursory glance I filed it under "Duke Lacrosse Rape." But it's become impossible to get away from.  I posted samples above, but I recommend Bad Journalism, Even If It Were True because it examines the J-School culture,  and names names.
When I was a student at the University of Texas, I served as managing editor of our school paper, the (all hail!) Daily Texan, as a consequence of which I did something that no self-respecting journalist should do: I took a journalism class, media law and ethics, which was a requirement for serving as M.E. For my sins, I drew as my professor the daft left-wing windbag Robert Jensen, whose first lecture consisted of a screed against the presence of sports sections in newspapers, which Professor Jensen considered an ethical problem in that they contributed what he believed to be an unhealthy competitiveness in our society. Naturally, I never went to Professor Jensen’s class again, and got my media law and ethics from the superbMike Quinn, who also had some interesting observations about JFK conspiracy theories. (Quinn had covered the assassination for the Dallas Morning News.) I learned some useful and practical things, one of which was how to go about preventing myself from publishing lies fed to me by others, a useful skill if you spend time around politicians and political activists. [Full]


Jess said...

They sure waste a lot of words trying to explain their opinion. I can summarize the rape stroy with one word: "Bullshit"

Wabano said...

Unmentioned there is that all these people are homosexuals, and at the core of their ideology
lay a very nasty rape culture...just look up their favorite cartoon star, "Tom from Finland"
It's all about raping children.

Steve in Greensboro said...

I don't know about rape accusations, but my attitude toward the main stream media is "distrust and ignore".

“Each day it becomes easier to know what we ought to despise: what modern man admires and journalism praises.” Nicolás Gómez Dávila

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