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UVA Rape Hoax: The Lawsuits Against Rolling Stone Will Be AWESOME

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Have a good weekend, Jann Wenner. Those of us who still care about the truth sure will.

Dylan Byers, Politico:

The highly anticipated review of Rolling Stone’s disputed story about a University of Virginia gang rape was submitted to the magazine this week, the On Media blog has learned, and its contents are apparently quite damning.

The review, which was submitted by Columbia Journalism School dean Steve Coll, is significantly longer than the original 9,000-word article, sources with knowledge of its contents said. They also said the review offered a blunt indictment of Rolling Stone’s reporting and its violation of journalism ethics…

The magazine has since issued a statement apologizing “to anyone who was affected by the story.”

Because nothing indicates a sincere apology quite like the passive voice.

Rolling Stone published a huge, elaborate, deeply ugly lie. And they would’ve gotten away with it, too, if not for those meddling bloggers! Now that the truth has been revealed, with even more to come, I hope the victims of this crime squeeze that crappy magazine for every penny they can get.

These guys can’t get their reputations back, but they can damn sure take a strip out of Jann Wenner’s leathery hide.