Last November, Rolling Stone made waves with their story 'A Rape on Campus'. That article ignited fierce debate over sexual assault on college campuses with its shocking account of an alleged gang rape at UVA's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. But the story quickly turned out to be riddled with errors, and now they've been forced to issue an apology and retraction. But does it go far enough? Glenn had the story and his reaction on Monday's radio show.
"Remember they came out and they said the University of Virginia, just riddled with rape. It's the kingdom of rape. And they told this great story of a woman who had been raped on the campus of the University of Virginia. Why would you call and verify a single fact in this story?" Glenn said.
Glenn said that the United States has become the opposite of many oppressive Middle Eastern countries, where rapes are largely ignored and women have few rights. In America, the world almost universally believes the accusations and condemns the accused before they are even convicted.
"In what universe is there not two sides to a story" In what universe do we just take one person's word for it?" Glenn asked.
Rolling Stone will not be firing or suspending anyone over the incident, including the author of the story.
"Two reasons. One, she's learned her lesson," Glenn said. "The second reason why they didn't is because in the end...the University of Virginia has become a leader in making sure that there's no rapes on campus."
"It did a lot of good. A lot of good to come out of this pretend rape story," Pat said.
Glenn, Pat, and Stu also criticized the magazine's "apology", which didn't actually mention any of the students or organizations accused in the story of rape.
"There's a minor oversight in that she didn't mention them at all," Stu said.