From Mike LaChance at Legal Insurrection:
The magazine’s decision to put Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on their cover in 2013 should go down in history as one of the dumbest and most tasteless choices in print media.
Their second big recent mistake was the 2015 publication of a completely false account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia titled: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and the Struggle for Justice at UVA. Not only was the story untrue, it was an obvious attempt to advance the far left narrative of “rape culture” on college campuses.
Somewhere along the way, Rolling Stone abandoned its original mission. They’re now reaping the rewards of that decision.More.
Reality check: Ultimately, these progressive publications can survive only as government-funded organs of the Outer Party (Orwell), aiming propaganda at people who are not allowed to read anything else. When they are no longer interesting, truthful, or in sync with readers, that’s their only hope. They may not care much for the survival of their media if they can’t realize that hope.
See also: Vanity Fair is taking a hit too