The Best Postmortem of Rolling Stone’s False Rape Story You’ll Ever Read
Let me start out by saying I don’t know Stephen Miller. I know he writes for Ricochet and I’ve had a few interesting exchanges with him on Twitter, but he’s not a personal friend of mine and I have no investment in his work.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m telling you that you need to stop what you’re doing right now and read his new column on Rolling Stone’s false story of rape at UVA.
The Accused: Rolling Stone’s Apology Has a Glaring Omission
In poring over mountains of information provided by the Columbia School of Journalism’s report on Rolling Stone and Sabrina Erdely’s now completely debunked gang rape story at the University of Virginia, I was personally trying to pin point the exact moment Rolling Stone stopped being a music magazine and more importantly, why.
I’m pretty sure it’s when they put N’Sync on the cover and called them the biggest band in the world. But it was around this time as well that somehow the satanic offspring of the Hilton and Kardashian families began gaining notoriety at a soul sucking pace for almost unexplained reasons. At some point, pop media culture stopped caring about artists who played instruments or wrote their own songs and became preoccupied with the cult of celebrity surrounding them. One hit wonder pop stars used to go away. Now they are on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc… Forever.
You won’t be disappointed.