Rolling Stone “It’s not true” moment captured in e-mail

From Chuck Ross at Daily Caller:

Emails filed in federal court on Friday show that the Rolling Stone reporter who wrote a now-debunked article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia told colleagues that “our worst nightmare” became a reality after she realized the main source for the story was lying.

Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s emails were filed in federal court in Virginia on Friday as part of a $10 million defamation lawsuit that UVA dean Nicole Eramo filed against the reporter and Rolling Stone.

In a Dec. 5, 2014 email to Rolling Stone editors Will Dana and Sean Woods, Erdely said that she did not believe the source of her story, “A Rape on Campus,” was “credible any longer.”

Reality check: But wait. Shouldn’t RS have started realizing something long before then? Social justice warrior make up stuff. It’s not clear whether they even think truth is a real category.

See also: Question: What’s with SJWs and fake accusations?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They wanted to believe so badly that they never thought for even one minute that it could have been a huge lie.
    They do not serve the truth, they only serve the narrative.
    You know, “fake but accurate” and all that which is part of modern-day “journalism”.

    • If they had gotten away with it, even knowing it wasn’t true, they never would have said a word.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I haven’t bought an issue of that magazine since the early nineties.
      Mainly because Cobain was not the voice of my generation and they said he was.

      • terrence22

        me too, it started to stink back then, but it did get worse

    • B__2

      As you say, to a Progressive, there are no concepts of Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, or of Truth and Falsehood: there are only competing Narratives.

      To a Progressive, the truth is not important, and if someone felt they were raped, then they need to be treated as if they were actually raped, regardless of whether they were or not. This is because they believe that even if the truth doesn’t hold for that person, there must be someone else out there, unidentified, to whom that did happen. Individuals are less important than membership of some victim group.

      In this way the Progressives are able to change the past (“Who controls the past, controls the future,”) to redefine history as the story of competing victimhood and exploitation. Thus the Crusades of the 10-12 Century are redefined as unprovoked aggression against a religion of peace, who were treating infidels with great kindness and tolerance.

      All of this is taught to journalism students by their leftist professors, where they are taught to posit some idea then research only evidence that supports this idea and present only this evidence. And if there is no evidence, then you can present a story as truth anyway since it could have happened and might just have been suppressed by the white heterosexual patriarchy.

      And in this world of relativism, all religions are equally good and bad, and all have extremists who are equally as bad. All along the path to the destruction of Western Civilization.