Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all disgusting, but the votes are in and we have our winner… the envelope please…
The degenerate, lying Lefties At Rolling Stone Magazine!! (poster by Sabo…buy his stuff!!!)
Bookworm Room: Rolling Stone for committing a heinous act of attempted journalism. When its editorial board allowed to be published an inflammatory article alleging that an entire University of Virginia fraternity was guilty of a violent gang bang rape, and did so despite the fact that the article was unreliable on its face, it committed a gross slander against male college students, not just at UVA, but everywhere.
The only good thing to come out of this whole sordid journalistic blunder is that people are beginning to realize that the so-called “rape epidemic” at American colleges is just as real as the pre-school child molestation cases were in the 1990s, or the Salem Witch Trials were in the 1790s.
The Razor: This week’s weasel is a no-brainer. Rolling Stone magazine, first for publishing Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s hit piece “A Rape on Campus” without vetting anything. Secondly for apologizing for its mistake then having a darkened room full of Rolling Stone lawyers gang-rape the apology the next day, leaving it a shattered mess along with Rolling Stone’s supposed reputation. As a former reader of the rag I gave up when they stopped publishing PJ O’Rourke and Greider started writing like Hunter S. Thompson on Thorazine. Add in the deification of issues of Obama in ‘08 and I’m surprised the thing has a reputation left to lose, but evidently it does in some quarters.
Ah, Rolling Stone, a magazine that used to be about music and even got a lot of that dead wrong. Then they moved into far Left politics with the amusing idea that what passes for writers there were actually journalists. What they really were was a new version of the same kind of flakes n’ fakes that cost the magazine its rep when it covered music… the emphasis was all on gossip mongering, snark and stuff they just decided to make up and throw out there, always with their truly degenerate political stance in mind.
Some of you might remember the hit job with all those bogus quotes and a few leaks one of their ‘reporters’ overheard but should have had the decency not to repeat that got General Stan McChrystal, one of our finest battle field commanders, fired back in 2010 and ousted from the Army by our always over sensitive Commander-in-Chief. That one in particular ticked me off, based on what I heard from some of my pals in AfPack. Yeah, the peeps at Rolling Stone are still proud of that one, calling it ‘the profile that changed history.’ Never mind if it hurt our war effort or if a few of our troops got killed because of the turmoil created by that sudden change of command, or if our military was weakened. Hey, we got noticed, man!
The rape stories are the same kind of stuff. Some ‘reporter’ goes victim shopping at different campuses until she gets her paws on just the right person to build a Rolling Stone story around, lil’ Jackie Coakley, a long time radical feminist wannabe activist. Ooooh and it involved white males and a fraternity, *drool*.
Now Jackie’s story needed a little punching up, since she’d told different people different things and the details were fuzzy, but hey, that’s what hacks and rape fantasy fiction writers like Sabrina Rubin Erdely and sordid little publications like Rolling Stone were made for! People’s reputations were besmirched and a fraternity house was vandalized, but hey, who cares, right? The fuss’ll all blow over in a while and they can do it all over again!
They definitely have a well-earned weasel coming to them. Jann Wenner will probably want this for his personal collection. Come up and get it, it’s all yours.
Well, there it is!
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