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  journamalism

Rolling Stone Sorry That Lying Bitch ‘Jackie’ Made Them Do Such Terrible Journalism

Nothing to see here, move along
Last year, Rolling Stone reported a shocking story about the epidemic of rape on college campuses, and specifically at the University of Virginia — one of 86 schools under federal investigation for its mishandling of rapes and sexual assaults on campus. The story focused on the alleged gang rape of a woman named Jackie at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Naturally, because the story was freaking horrific, “legitimate” rape is very rare, and most so-called rape victims are lying, the media immediately called bullcrap on the report and devoted several weeks and a million column inches to proving the story was false, because if Jackie was lying, that means all allegations of rape are probably false too. Read more on Rolling Stone Sorry That Lying Bitch ‘Jackie’ Made Them Do Such Terrible Journalism…
  Lock them in their ladyhouses

Parties Are For Boys, Sleepovers Are For Girls. At College.

Lol wut? A sleepover?
After a period of panic, soul-searching, anger, relief, and then a huge hangover following last fall’s scrutiny of its fraternity system, the University of Virginia this week lifted its suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. By “fraternity and sorority activities,” of course, we mean It Is Time To Party Again Right Now. Read more on Parties Are For Boys, Sleepovers Are For Girls. At College….
  David is actually a Jewish name

OG Hip-Hop-Head David Duke Reviews New Album By Nicki Minaj And The Jews

yasss nicki, work/slay
In the wake of her critically and commercially well-received third album, The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj gave a wide-ranging interview to Rolling Stone. When the discussion turned to the killing of unarmed black people, Minaj gave an explanation as to why she thought more hip hop artists didn’t speak out, citing Kanye West’s infamous critique of George W. Bush during a Hurricane Katrina telethon: Read more on OG Hip-Hop-Head David Duke Reviews New Album By Nicki Minaj And The Jews…
  Glad we solved that problem forever

2014: The Year All Rape Ended Forever Because It Never Existed Obviously

Nope, no rape news this year
In the early days of 2014, the world was a simpler, happier place. Bill Cosby was still a kindly, grandfatherly funnyman and not a horrible monster rapist, and we all enjoyed playfully teasing him about his sweaters and Jell-O Pudding Pops until the joke was entirely played out and stale and not funny anymore, seriously, enough. Read more on 2014: The Year All Rape Ended Forever Because It Never Existed Obviously…
  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments Of The Week: Why Don’t You People Cover The Important Stories?

Dear Sir or Madame: I am outraged by the lack of variety in the .gifs on this blog!
It’s the weekend, and time to catch up on some vital maintenance — refill the poison rat dick stockpiles, top off the Pony cache, and slop out the comments queue, that sort of thing. And we have some real winners from would-be commenters today, ranging from wingnuts who want to set us straight, to would-be allies who we’d rather not invite into our parlor. Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Week: Why Don’t You People Cover The Important Stories?…
  Can’t we put this behind us already?

Jackie Is Lying, So We Can All Stop Talking About Rape Now

Nothing to see here, move along
Image via Wikimedia Commons. Here is everything you need to know about rape: it all comes down to a woman named “Jackie.” Jackie may or may not be lying about being gang-raped at a fraternity at the University of Virginia. But if she is — and plenty of journalists are determined to prove that’s the case — then there’s no reason for us to talk about rape, or the rape problem at UVA, which is under federal investigation, or the rape problem on college campuses, or the rape problem in America. Because if Jackie is lying, none of that matters. Read more on Jackie Is Lying, So We Can All Stop Talking About Rape Now…
  Lowry's Reasoned Assault

Ladies! National Review’s Rich Lowry Will Jam His Tongue Down Your Throat, For Freedom!

Never been forcibly kissed
National Review editor Rich Lowry would just like everyone to calm down, because there is no problem with sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance on ABC’s This Week yesterday, he was just delighted to announce that, because there were problems with some of the reporting in Rolling Stone’s story on rape at University of Virginia, there is now actually no problem whatsoever with that fine institution. Lowry explained, Read more on Ladies! National Review’s Rich Lowry Will Jam His Tongue Down Your Throat, For Freedom!…
  take that edward r. murrow

Twitter’s Biggest Scumbag Chuck C. Johnson Outs Rape Victim To Teach Feminazis A Lesson

We continue to not know what to make of Rolling Stone’s horrific story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, but we are sure of one thing: Idiot man-child blogger Chuck C. Johnson, who has been on this story like a maggot on a rotting corpse, continues to prove that he is the human equivalent of toxic sludge. Actually, we may be insulting toxic sludge. Read more on Twitter’s Biggest Scumbag Chuck C. Johnson Outs Rape Victim To Teach Feminazis A Lesson…
  pahk the waah in hahvahd yahd

Entire City Of Boston De-Balled

Everyone is up in arms over this Rolling Stone magazine that seems to be the cover art from an album by some exciting young folk musician. Especially up in Boston. What, did he say Aerosmith sucks or something? Let us read about this guy and his awesome brand of…oooooh, we get it. Read more on Entire City Of Boston De-Balled…
  done too soon

Wonkette Pours One Out For Michael Hastings

Here’s a video of Michael Hastings, the reporter for Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone, who died in a car crash Tuesday, giving Piers Morgan the sort of dressing down that Piers Morgan so richly deserves on a daily basis. People who knew Hastings are mourning him, and people who didn’t are mostly wishing they had. Wonkette readers may recall Hastings from a story we covered last fall,* when Hastings got into a fine email shoving match with Hillary Clinton’s spokesman, the mellifluously named Philippe Reines. Frustrated by what he saw as stonewalling, Hastings asked Reines to please, if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, “give answers that aren’t bullshit for a change,” and Reines offered some suggestions on just how deeply he valued Hastings’ contribution to the discourse: “have a good day. And by good day, I mean Fuck Off.” We sort of fell in love with Hastings for his sign-off in the exchange: “I’ll take that as a non-denial denial.” Read more on Wonkette Pours One Out For Michael Hastings…
  restoring honor to the white house

Brother Of George W. Bush Simply Does Not Care For Childish Cuss-Monger Barack Obama ‘Coarsening’ Presidency

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of greatest US American president in the history of the world, George W. “W.” Bush, thinks one certain current US American president Barack Q. Nobummer is a childish 10-year-old child — a “boy,” if you will — who uses barnyard words like “bullshitter” and thus has demeaned the presidency forever so why would you even tell your kids they could be president someday anymore, what do you want them to do, grow up to be black?! [I]n an interview with Rolling Stone, Obama used a barnyard epithet to refer to Romney. “You know, kids have good instincts,” Obama said. “They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bull***tter, I can tell.’” Asked if the president’s personal attacks demean the office of the presidency, [Jeb] Bush replied: “It does, but here’s the sad reality: We have a temporary time in American history where our culture has been coarsened, where people’s expectations are low. We’re living in a different time. Fuck, you guys, Nobummer said a swear! Read more on Brother Of George W. Bush Simply Does Not Care For Childish Cuss-Monger Barack Obama ‘Coarsening’ Presidency…
  quiet rooms

Matt Taibbi Explains Why You Should Hate Mitt Romney Even More Than You May Have Hated Him Yesterday

Hello, Matt Taibbi, how are you making us hate Mitt Romney even more today than we did, say, yesterday (which is saying a lot since we had to sit through his forty minute speech about himself yesterday and also a slide show about him and his kids, blagh). But as you will soon discover, making us hate Mitt Romney even more isn’t terribly difficult! You just begin by explaining the nuts and bolts of how Bain Capital destroyed several companies by loading them up with debt, and then you go into detail about how Bain partners made tons of money, much of it off government “handouts” even while laying off thousands of workers, and then you top it all off by pointing out that political and financial journalists have been unwilling or unable to explain any of this to the American public. Thank you, Matt Taibbi, for exposing not only the incompetence of the American pundit class, but also the features–rather than bugs–of the corporate tax code that allow people like Mitt Romney and Incorporated Americans like Bain Capital to happen to all of us. Read more on Matt Taibbi Explains Why You Should Hate Mitt Romney Even More Than You May Have Hated Him Yesterday…
  war all the time

Hot ‘Extremely Graphic’ Pixxx of U.S. Soldiers Murdering Afghan People

Wow, we are not even going to click through these, because we kind of remember the last several batches of “extremely graphic” pictures of U.S. troops and U.S. military contractors murdering and torturing Muslims in the various countries where America continues to murder and torture people, for Freedom. In fact, we’re going to cover our eyes with a couple of those yellow “I support the troops” car magnets we keep in the garbage, just in case. But if you need some help understanding/remembering why the American Empire is Evil, then please do enjoy (?) these photos of brainwashed meatheads smiling and posing with the corpses of the people they’ve murdered, thanks to your taxpayer dollars. Read more on Hot ‘Extremely Graphic’ Pixxx of U.S. Soldiers Murdering Afghan People…
  the aarp interview

Obama Tells Rolling Stone Why Republicans Are So Lame

The military journal Rolling Stone has taken a break from its usual “all war all the time” Afghanistan/Iraq reporting to visit with the military’s president, Barack Obama, in Washington. Last time Obama had to deal with the army magazine was back in June, when Rolling Stone ‘tween cover boy Stanley McChrystal got in trouble for saying how much he hates America’s president and vice president. And then Obama had to fire him. So what does this anti-Rolling Stone president have to say to the magazine? He basically explains how Republicans made a tactical gamble that the economic devastation was going to be around for a long time — at least until 2010, although many experts say “forever” — so blocking whatever Obama Administration programs to pump money into the moribund economy and get Americans back to work would, maybe, make it look like the Republicans weren’t to blame for letting the Great Recession happen during their control of the White House for the previous eight years and Congress until 2006. Read more on Obama Tells Rolling Stone Why Republicans Are So Lame…
  clown show

Liveblogging Barack Obama’s Televised Assault of Ex-Gen. McChrystal

UPDATE: MCCHRYSTAL IS FIRED. PETRAEUS REPLACES HIM. If George Washington was still commander in chief, Stanley McChrystal would be swinging from the gallows today. But no, we’ve got Barack Obama, who has to have scheduled meetings with everybody, while John Adams seethes in the hallway. And any moment now, Obama will step out to tell the world the fate of America’s Biggest Asshole, Stanley McChrystal, who already left the White House after a half-hour meeting in which the two men discussed such matters as “WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU JESUS CHRIST ARE YOU BRAIN DAMAGED? DID A SHELL LAND ON YOUR REDNECK SKULL?” Read more on Liveblogging Barack Obama’s Televised Assault of Ex-Gen. McChrystal…
  america's new benedict arnold

What Is Going On With Our Imperial War In Afghanistan?

Robert Gibbs is on the teevee reading statements, about Afghanistan! Obama and Karzai had an iChat this morning and it was “very productive.” But what is the president’s reaction to all of these crazy Rolling Stone quotes? Well, says Gibbs, motherfucking Stanley McChrystal will have his skinny traitorous ass hauled before the President tomorrow and will then be executed in Utah, on Twitter. What a weird time. Read more on What Is Going On With Our Imperial War In Afghanistan?…
  ha ha bite me

Gov’t Employee Stanley McChrystal Gripes About His Bosses

The biggest story in the political universe this morning (other than Tim James’ concession, natch) comes to us courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine, which is apparently still being published! One of their dogged reporters was taken off the crucial Third Eye Blind beat to go to Afghanistan and hang out with the upper echelons of the officer corps there, only to discover that these he-man military guys liked to make fun of the recently elected liberal administration! Find out what extremely rude thing they said about Joe Biden — Joe Biden! We thought every last living human loved Joe Biden! — after the jump. Read more on Gov’t Employee Stanley McChrystal Gripes About His Bosses…
  america's punditry

Jonah Goldberg: Why Is Ex-Slave Barack Obama Trying To Reinstitute Slavery?

Dumb dumb dumb, dumb dumb dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb, dumb dumb dumb dumb. That is one “dumb” for each paragraph of Jonah Goldberg’s Los Angeles Times column today. For the record, we did not expect it to be “good,” in the traditional sense — we didn’t expect to read it at all! But 18 paragraphs of unmitigated “dumb” has a strangely magnetic appeal during this lazy news season. So let’s check out Jonah’s column, in which he argues that Obama’s plan to offer educational aid as a reward for national service is somehow both (a) welfare and (b) slavery. Europe, MTV, “the JFK cult,” and Rolling Stone magazine also play bit parts in Jonah’s remarkable paean to the God of Shit. Read more on Jonah Goldberg: Why Is Ex-Slave Barack Obama Trying To Reinstitute Slavery?…
 

‘Twenty Dollar’ Bob Resurfaces in Rolling Stone

Former Florida state Rep. “Twenty Dollar” Bob Allen, the homosexual Republican who was tried and convicted for trying to blow this dude in a Florida potty, is back on our gaydar after landing in Rolling Stone’s “Yearbook 2007″ issue. No, no, it’s not for the “Top 5 Florida Legislators of the Year” list, but for the one chronicling 2007’s best GOP sex scandals. Holler to Rolling Stone: We don’t really read you, but we respect you. -ish. [WESH] Read more on ‘Twenty Dollar’ Bob Resurfaces in Rolling Stone…
 

Rolling Stone Dangerously Close to Huckabee Endorsement

At this point, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi’s aping of P.J. O’Rourke and Hunter S. Thompson has moved beyond annoying to being comfortably numbing white noise–like listening to Muzak on morphine. But occasionally he delivers. In his latest piece, the traditionally left-leaning rock mag finds itself dangerously close to endorsing Republican Mike Huckabee. “Hey, this guy doesn’t seem like a total dickhead,” writes Taibbi.” I can almost see him as president. … Huckabee is that good.” Taibbi deadpans: “Make no mistake, Huckabee can win this thing.” It’s definitely cool Huck pardoned Keef Richards and Ronnie Wood for an old reckless driving misdemeanor — if you were driving through Arkansas in 1975, wouldn’t you drive like a bat out of hell? — but when did Rolling Stone start backing Republicans? Read more on Rolling Stone Dangerously Close to Huckabee Endorsement…
 

Green Day To Bush: Fuck You, Again!

Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, who sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke, sorta, kinda likes Barack Obama because he’s “sick of the religious-figure thing,” thinks the draft is needed to wake up apathetic youth, loves Bill Clinton and still really, really hates Bush. “When you say “Fuck George W. Bush” in a packed arena in Texas, that’s an accomplishment… ” Oh, totes! Billie Joe Armstrong [RS] Read more on Green Day To Bush: Fuck You, Again!…
 

Leeches In The Family

As usual, all sorts of weird shit is going down with our late, dear friend Hunter S. Thompson. Even in death, the guy can stir stink and raise hell. The rumors, books, family infighting, estate rumbles and creepy accusations of murder all have friends and fans a little edgy. Guess it’s par for the course. Anyway, we sent New York writer Katie Clancy — the daughter of the late, beloved John Clancy, a friend and attorney of Hunter’s — to cover the book party and reading at Sebastian Junger‘s Half King Pub in NYC. After the jump, a brief report. Read more on Leeches In The Family…