Rolling Stone retracted its story about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia today, and an onslaught of criticism followed. On Fox News, Jesse Watters accused the reporter in question of being a “left-wing assassin” who was trying to push an agenda with a story like that.
The reporter in question, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, has not yet publicly commented on the many issues raised today by her story, including the Washington Post report saying she did not speak to the men being accused of this gang rape.
Watters engaged in some pretty bold speculation, accusing Erdely of basically pursuing this story to serve some sort of agenda:
“I think this woman who wrote this story is a left-wing assassin, and she went in there looking for a narrative. I think she shopped the story around a few Ivy League universities, didn’t find any evidence there, focused on UVa, found some––it was ripe there–– and so she latched onto it, ignored her source. Her source at one point didn’t even want to be put into the article.”
Eric Bolling granted that even if all that’s true, the fault lies with Rolling Stone for not making sure the facts were unimpeachable before running with it.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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