On the main campus of Pennsylvania State University, the editors of The Daily Collegian published a 433-word editorial arguing that Rolling Stone’s fabricated, completely retracted article, “A Rape on Campus” demonstrates that “false accusations” of rape “are extremely unlikely.”
In the bizarre, unsigned Thursday op-ed, The Daily Collegian laments the fact that the Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Virginia is now suing over damages caused by the Nov. 19 article by disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
Erdely’s bombshell article falsely accused seven Phi Psi members of brutally gang-raping a female student with the alias “Jackie” in September 2012. (RELATED: Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story)
On April 5, the date of the Rolling Stone retraction, the progressive magazine apologized to members of Phi Kappa Psi. (RELATED: Rolling Stone Officially Retracts Its Report On UVA Rape Hoax, Reporter Apologizes)
In place of the hoax Erdely foisted on America, a new article by three members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism now appears. The new piece is a scathing indictment of Erdely, “Jackie” and Rolling Stone. It vindicates Phi Psi without limitation. It excoriates Erdely.
Additionally, the Charlottesville, Va. police found “no evidence” that any rape occurred at the Phi Psi frat house.
Undeterred, The Daily Collegian editors frame the finding of “no evidence” as “unable to prove the assault didn’t happen.”
“The most important thing to come out of this failed journalism is the concept that sexual assault is a huge problem on college campuses, and false accusations are extremely unlikely,” the editors of The Daily Collegian declare. “We cannot let this situation hurt and set back sexual assault reporting and investigating.”
The Daily Collegian editors are especially concerned that a fraternity chapter located on a campus some 290 miles away is suing Rolling Stone magazine, which is based in a nondescript skyscraper in New York City — 236 miles from State College.
“While we understand the fraternity may have a right to legal action, we don’t support its decision to pursue a case,” they lecture.
“With all of the media covering of this case, it has become general knowledge the fraternity’s name has been cleared and the article has been retracted.”
Erdely expressed remorse for writing her wildly inaccurate, 9,000-word, agenda-driven excuse for journalism concerning the UVA rape hoax in a letter timed to coincide with the release of the Rolling Stone report. She apologized to Rolling Stone readers, editors, the UVA community and “any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article.” (RELATED: We Have 11 Job Ideas For The Disgraced Journalist Behind The UVA Rape Story)
Notably, Erdely did not apologize to Phi Kappa Psi.
Rape and sexual assault have been in the campus spotlight in recent years, ever since the Obama administration’s Department of Education created a complex new policy dictating how American colleges and universities must respond to allegation of sexual violence. The policy depends very heavily — at times exclusively — on Title IX, a comprehensive 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. (RELATED: How Obama Bureaucrats Are Aiming To Deny Students Constitutional Due Process)