When will the silence end?
In the wake of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s inaccurate Rolling Stone article “A Rape On Campus,” the disgraced journalist has gone completely off the grid since the beginning of December, deciding to maintain her silence as her shoddy story and journalistic practices have come under fire.
The 9,000 word Rolling Stone expose attempted to tell the story of “Jackie” and the gang rape she suffered at the University of Virginia’s Phi Kappa Psi house, which has been largely discredited by follow-up reporting by many, including The Washington Post.
Erdely, who made numerous posts on social media immediately after her story hit the Internet on Nov. 19, has been quiet on her Facebook and Twitter pages since Nov. 30, when she pointed her followers to a Washington Post piece recounting her coverage of the “story.” Interestingly, Erdely added that she was “weirded out” to have become part of the story.
— Sabrina Rubin Erdely (@SabrinaRErdely) November 30, 2014
Though the story has been walked back by Rolling Stone in a statement by managing editor Will Dana, Erdely continues to promote the factually inaccurate story, keeping the initial tweet linking to the story from Nov. 19 pinned to the top of her Twitter feed. (RELATED: Disgraced Rolling Stone Reporter’s Tweets Come Back To Haunt Her)
The Rolling Stone contributing editor and freelance reporter also discussed/promoted her story in national TV interviews, including with PBS Newshour host Judy Woodruff, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall and Melissa Harris-Perry and CNN’s Erin Burnett.
At the time of this story’s publication, Erdely had not responded to comment via email from TheDC.