The Daily Caller ran no fewer than 16 stories on what it termed the “UVA rape hoax”.

Because, you know, they’re righties, and only righties won’t believe a woman.

Except, in the same damn piece, The Guardian tells us that:

it would later be revealed her source had fabricated virtually the entire thing.

It was a hoax, about rape, at UVA. What should people call it?

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  1. The Other Bloke in Italy

    I am old enough to remember the Manchester Guardian. Thanks for reading its bastard grandchild so I don’t have to.

  2. It’s very wrong to talk about the UVA Rape “Hoax” because the story is of massive importance asst a surrogate for all the campus rape stories that have gone unreported and whose victims have been silenced by a callous penis-wielding patriarchy.

  3. “But the culture wasn’t primed to look for such inconsistencies.”

    So campaigning journalism was in vogue then, rather than erm… investigative journalism?

  4. Yes, “hoax” is far too timid a word for this act of fraud. What would be a good term for a falsehood designed to stir up political hatred within a society? “Sedition” isn’t quite right since it wasn’t particularly aimed at government.

  5. tl;dr:

    ” So this story wasn’t true, but it might have been, so we must believe every other accusation against white men. Also, Orange Man Bad.”

  6. when Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s “A Rape on Campus” article first appeared, the bombshell story ignited a conversation about sexual violence on college campuses

    Y’see, media witch-hunts and academic pogroms against completely innocent heterosexual white men because of their sex and race by a “journalist” with a clear animus against their kind are real conversation-starters. Don’t you want a conversation, bigots?

    The “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” ignited a “conversation” about Jews, after all.

    the roughly 9,000-word feature story described a student called Jackie’s experience at her first fraternity party at the University of Virginia – and specifically, her account of how she was brutally gang-raped by seven men

    “Dear Penthouse…”

    “‘Grab its motherfucking leg,’ she heard a voice say. And that’s when Jackie knew she was going to be raped.” At one point a fraternity brother shoves a beer bottle into her as others cheer. Afterwards Jackie stumbled away from the frat house barefoot and bleeding in the middle of the night, and called several friends for support only to have them raise concerns about the “social price” of Jackie reporting her rape.

    But cracks soon surfaced in the story.

    “Billy recounted how he won a fist-fight with Hitler, Gandhi and Count Dracula on Bob Maxwell’s yacht, and his subsequent invention of Tuesdays.

    But cracks soon surfaced in Mr Liar’s story.”

    it would help inspire a new commitment to tenacious sexual assault reporting down the road

    Unless it’s British children being pimped out by Mohammedans, in which case– LOOK OVER THERE! IT’S CLIFF RICHARD!!!1!

  7. “Fabricated virtually the entire thing.”

    How us “virtually” in this sentence? Was there an important element not fabricated.

    Its as if the reporter wants some of it to be true.

  8. Women lie & cry to gain attention and sympathy; Left are liars ‘for the greater good’

    Bears poo in the woods; the pope’s a…

    Who knew?


    On top form today

  9. At end of Guardian article:

    ‘America faces an epic choice in the coming year, and the results will define the country for a generation. These are perilous times. Over the last three years, much of what the Guardian holds dear has been threatened – democracy, civility, truth. This US administration is establishing new norms of behaviour. Anger and cruelty disfigure public discourse and lying is commonplace. Truth is being chased away. But with your help we can continue to put it center stage.’

    Help the Guardian keep their lying center stage.

    ‘The stakes could hardly be higher. As that choice nears, the Guardian, as it has done for 200 years, and with your continued support, will continue to argue for the values we hold dear – facts, science, diversity, equality and fairness.” – US editor, John Mulholland’

    Liar, liar, pants on fire.

  10. JuliaM: yes, I woke up this morning to various pols on the news saying they would be calling in the Cypriot ambassador for a chat about their judicial system.

    When are we going to admit that foreign countries are foreign countries, and we aren’t a gun-boat toating chauvanistic empire any more?

  11. @Gamecock

    Fixing Guardian:

    What the public holds dear has been threatened – democracy, civility, truth by the Democrats and Guardian. This US administration is establishing new norms of behaviour where representing the people not the elite restores democracy, civility and truth


    I see Furrin Sec. Dominic Raab has stuck his oar in on the Cyprus case; he’s sided with the woman convicted of perjury

    More fool him

  12. Is it too much to want equal treatment? She wants to put 12 men in jail for 20 years each. It’s only fair that she gets 240 years for that effort. Too bad she won’t get that.

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