Rolling Stone Retracts UVA Rape Story Condemned As ‘Journalistic Failure’

By: Monday April 6, 2015 9:00 am

Reporter falsely told editor she “exhausted all the avenues for finding” central witnesses. Not fired. Says it all. — Barton Gellman (@bartongellman) April 6, 2015 Rolling Stone magazine has formally retracted its story “A Rape On Campus.” The story, published in 2014, alleged that a University of Virginia student named “Jackie” had been brutally sexually assaulted on [...]


Columbia Journalism School to release full report on Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus”

By: Sunday April 5, 2015 12:00 pm

Tonight at 8 PM, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (CJS) will release its full report online, regarding Rolling Stone’s now-discredited article titled “A Rape on Campus.” The report will be released on and A press conference with the deans takes place on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. and will stream live.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Matt Farwell, discussion about Michael Hastings and The Last Magazine

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 1:59 pm

EDITORS NOTE: This Book Salon will be rescheduled. Apologies for the interruption.

Michael Hastings’ The Last Magazine, is a scathing satire and indictment of the way the New York / DC big media world works. When I first read it, in an all-nighter months after his death, it was an amazing surprise: he was gone but his voice was still out there, and for a good 80,000 words completely new and fresh. Anyone halfway familiar with the New York / DC news and media apparatus will recognize the characters behind the characters. Hopefully the way they’re portrayed is as disturbing to you as it was to me—as essentially out-of-touch, solipsistic, preening weenies, who for some reason we keep listening to on TV & Radio and reading in print.

Late, Late Night FDL: Louder Than Words

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Pink Floyd – Louder Than Words

Pink Floyd (minus Roger Waters) has released their new album, Endless River, their Swan Song…! Here’s Rolling Stone’s review…

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 7:01 pm

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels.

Same as It Ever Was: War, Peace, Wall Street, and the Smothers Brothers

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.

Late, Late Night FDL: The Waiting

By: Monday August 5, 2013 10:00 pm

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Waiting

From Rolling Stone…

Tom Petty Finishing LP ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Done’

“I always say this, but I’m tremendously excited for this one,” says Tom Petty, discussing his upcoming 13th album with the Heartbreakers, which he expects out early next year. “It’s not like anything we’ve ever done.” …“It’s morphed into songs we would’ve written around ‘Wildflowers’ or ‘Damn the Torpedoes,’ but much more distorted.”

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