Tuesday, 7 April 2015


The Rolling Stone retracts its story about rape on a US campus.

What strikes me, honestly, is that this story of failure shows higher journalistic standards than you would find in most of the British press. The journalist realises her story has holes in; tells her editor; and they call in a third party to investigate. Contrast with the Daily Mail's methodology. The irony is that the Mail's plagiarism production line allows it to fund some good investigative journalism, while Rolling Stone's business model is threatened because it strives to keep its integrity.

The jholawala syndrome. Including terrible puns.