Saturday, October 29, 2016

i am sorry you are sorry

“I’m very, very sorry. It was never meant to ever happen this way to you,” Wenner told Nicole Eramo in taped testimony played at the
$7.85 million defamation trial.

“And believe me, I’ve suffered as much as you have,” he said. “And I know what it’s like. I hope that this whole thing hadn’t happened but it is, and it’s what we live with.”

Eramo claims the November 2014 story “A Rape on Campus” portrayed her as the “chief villain” who was cruelly indifferent to gang-rape allegations made by a former UVA student identified as “Jackie.”

Via Drudge:


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

A seven or eight figure sum might make this apology more sincere.

Leland said...

I wouldn't mind someone spending a portion of the jail time the accused might have received.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The cost of doing business.

bagoh20 said...

"I wouldn't mind someone spending a portion of the jail time the accused might have received"

In cases where the accusation is proven impossible, I see no moral argument against this.

edutcher said...

Seems like the theme of the season is payback.

Trooper York said...

The press and the media needs to be destroyed by any means necessary. They are a cancer. I hope this bankrupts Rolling Stone and they have to go the way of Gawker.

chickelit said...

RS is far too partisan and needs a good shaking up. I hope this trial helps them.

AprilApple said...

"We were the victim of one of these rare, once-in-a-lifetime things that nobody in journalism can protect themselves from," he insisted.

"Journalism" - Where? What's journalism?

I see Lazy Narrative Pimpers - everywhere.

Synova said...

I've suffered as much as you have?

Also, you know... we didn't want to re-victimize "Jackie" so we refused to question her story or demand she name her attackers, this gave her a safe place to respond to our reporter's affirmation and encouragement by making stuff up. (I do believe there is actual research on this sort of thing... people respond in a way to garner approval and positive feedback or even simply attention.)

This is the sort of thing for journalists that is impossible to avoid.

And now... I stand by EVERYTHING in the article except what that lying slut "Jackie" said happened.

I'm a victim tooooooooo.


Amartel said...

That whole paragraph about how "I've suffered as much as you have" shows the delusion that allowed this story to be published without any actual investigation. It is the delusion that the "well intentioned" can't be wrong. He actually thinks he can put himself on the same plane as the victim of this vicious smear, that there's an equivalence between the experiences. He probably is thinking that being sued is enough punishment. It's not. Plaintiffs don't get to claim emotional distress damages from going through the litigation process, as stressful as that is. Neither should defendants. Getting caught and run through the public opinion walk of shame is not punishment enough.