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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 50 points (+50|-0) ago 

Failing New York Times writes about bankrupt Rolling Stone's "strategic missteps".

Can't get any funnier!

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[–] Eleutheria 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

"Cleveland Browns coach lambasts Detroit Lions' game strategy"

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[–] Alhambra 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

jews writing about the mistakes of other jews while failing to learn anything from those mistakes.

this is a tradition that goes back a long time.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think I read about that in Daniel.

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[–] con77 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

I'll never forgive those faggots for putting the Boston bomber on their cover.

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[–] puggy 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

...in a boy-band idol glamor shot

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[–] KeksMex 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

The whole Boston bombing was a psyop. Go do some research and you'll see. Here's a good place to start.

http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/bostonmarathon/

This guy is likely a limited hangout but he brings enough truth to the table to be interesting. Supposedly dead now but who knows.

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[–] ShineShooter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Everything influential suffers from COINTELPRO.

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[–] DeerBorneIndependent 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

I like to think their demise began when they tried to present Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as some sort of dreamy pop star icon & their fate was further sealed when they showed a complete lack of ethics when they published their UVA rape story. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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[–] kryptoniankoffee 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think it really began with the "A Rape on Campus" hit piece, which turned out to be a complete hoax. It didn't help that the writer, Sabrina Erdely, doubled down when it was becoming increasingly clear that they had published libelous, life-ruining horseshit.

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[–] Dr_No 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I came to make sure Sabrina Rubin Erdely (http://www.sabrinaerdely.com / https://twitter.com/SabrinaRErdely ) was mentioned by name.

Erdely's Rolling Stone story "A Rape on Campus" was named by Columbia Journalism Review as "the Worst Journalism of 2014" and as "Error of the Year" by the Poynter Institute.

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the jury concluded that Erdely was responsible for defamation with actual malice. The jury’s finding means that it concluded Erdely knew statements about Eramo in the article were false — or had reason to doubt them and failed to investigate further — but published them anyway.

Ouch!

Both a spokesman for publisher Wenner and Will Dana, managing editor, said that Erdely would continue to write articles for Rolling Stone.

Hahaha! Great news for any investor!

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Remember when Rolling Stone was the type of magazine who had people like Hunter S. Thompson as writers? Yeah, me neither. I wasn't alive back then; they've been shit for decades.

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[–] DeerBorneIndependent 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I used to read it in the late 80s. It was still about the music back then. Jumped ship once SPIN came around & it's been a largely irrelevant rag since then. Then again so is all legacy media.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was, I was more doe eyed and liberal then. Since you missed out, here. PS the rolling stone has been shit going back to 93.

Here's your typical Hunter S Thompson story: http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

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[–] Mew_Jedia 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

They died in the late 90's anyway. Good riddance.

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[–] FloridaGuy 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think you're right. In the beginning, The Rolling Stone was all about Rock and Roll and being the hero of the counter-culture, but they failed to grow-up with their core and ended up becoming the very thing they were against in the beginning. The liberal left has become all about a larger government with more oversight, higher taxes, more "Big Brother" (with its requirement for its acolytes to all think the same), etc... The Rolling Stone stayed with the left as Liberalism morphed into the "Establishment" effectively abandoning its roots. It stayed true to the popular political left thinking that was still "counter-culture" when it actually was totally mainstream. It was almost as if they feared changing and shaking things up when that was a basic principal of their focus. For The Rolling Stone to stay relevant and "counter-culture", it would have had to move far right - how crazy would it have been to see them embrace Trump and go after the Establishment kooks like Pelosi and Schumer? That would have cemented their genre as "Counter-Culture" and got them a shitload of readers and tons of press. Can you imagine the shitstorm? It would have put the rag back on the map; provided for fresh, new readers; and regained many of its lost subscribers; especially the ones who quit buying it because of the magazine's political ass-kissing bullshit and shitty reporting - myself being one of them.

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[–] 0iamlordeyayaya0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nail on the head, man.

Their "true-crime" type stories made me stick with them for awhile. But then their taste in music got shittier, and the political stuff (even the once promising Taibbi) turned into generic, predictable leftist fan-boying.

Eventually every issue was just throwaway fluff, not even ten minutes worth of anything readable. Then there was the fake rape story and some race-baity bs that finally made me cancel my lifetime subscription.

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[–] 13Buddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So true. Once a great magazine. If only...

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[–] MyNameIsMud 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I got a free year subscription with some tickets I bought on ticket master without realizing it. I called them up and made them cancel my free subscription because I didn't like the space it took up in my trashcan. Fuck em.

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[–] Skyrock 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Way to squander a brand that used to be a household name in music journalism.

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

In 2001, Jann Wenner sold a 50 percent stake in Us Weekly to the Walt Disney Company for $40 million, then borrowed $300 million five years later to buy back the stake

lol

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[–] 13Buddha 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Maybe he became enlightened that Walt Disney Corp. is nothing less than a huge child trafficking/pedo underground op.

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[–] Zaqwert [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And this guy thinks he's qualified to give opinions on economics.

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[–] Bad-R0nald 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The credibility of Rolling Stone became damaged beyond repair.

A Rape on Campus - Wikipedia

"A Rape on Campus" is a Rolling Stone magazine article, written by Sabrina Erdely and originally published on November 19, 2014, that describes a purported group sexual assault at the University of Virginia (UVA). Rolling Stone retracted the story in its entirety on April 5, 2015.

The article claimed that a UVA student, identified only as "Jackie" by the magazine, had been taken to a party hosted by the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at UVA by a fellow student. At the party, Jackie alleged in the article, her date led her to a bedroom where she was raped by several fraternity members as part of an initiation rite.

Jackie's account generated much media attention, and UVA suspended the fraternity. After other journalists investigated the article's claims and found significant discrepancies, Rolling Stone issued multiple apologies for the story. Further investigation concluded that Jackie had fabricated the incident. According to multiple media, Jackie may have invented the gang rape story in an unsuccessful attempt to win the affections of a fellow student that she had a romantic interest in; other sources suggested that PTSD might be a factor in Jackie's creation of the story. Later, Jackie herself said that she believed her story at the time.

On January 12, 2015, Charlottesville Police Department officials told UVA that an investigation had failed to find any evidence confirming the events in the Rolling Stone article. On January 30, 2015, UVA President Teresa Sullivan acknowledged that the Rolling Stone story was discredited. Charlottesville Police officially suspended their four-month investigation on March 23, 2015, based on lack of credible evidence. At the request of Rolling Stone publisher Jann S. Wenner, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism agreed to audit the editorial processes that culminated in the article being published. On April 5, 2015, Rolling Stone retracted the article and published the independent report on the publication's history. UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and several fraternity members have since filed lawsuits against Erdely and Rolling Stone.

In light of the findings, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post pronounced the story "a complete crock". In the Columbia Journalism Review, Bill Grueskin called the story "a mess—thinly sourced, full of erroneous assumptions, and plagued by gaping holes in the reporting." The Columbia Journalism Review called the story "this year's media-fail sweepstakes" and the Poynter Institute named it as the "Error of the Year" in journalism.

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