Appearing on “The Five” Monday, Greg Gutfeld took aim at Rolling Stone following the scathing Columbia Journalism Review report released Sunday on the publication’s now-retracted UVA rape tale.
During his monologue, Gutfeld remarked that the magazine was “tricked by their own biases,” rather than “Jackie,” the student at the center of the sensationalized article, while equating the publication to the boy who cried wolf.
“The magazine says they were tricked by the accuser, but they were tricked by their own biases,” Gutfeld said after blasting the network newscasts for sensationalizing the story in the first place. “They wanted to believe. You’ve heard the saying ‘it’s too good to be true.’ This story was too good to be fact-checked. And what of future victims? Will anyone ever believe them?”
“We used to hate hoaxes, but now, of course, they raise awareness. Even if it didn’t happen there at UVA, it probably happened somewhere,” Gutfeld continued. “For if it’s credible, then truth is irrelevant. The boy who cried wolf is now the magazine who prints hoax. And to Jann Wenner, the owner, it’s just an honest mistake, until one day, it happens to him.”