Shortly after Rolling Stone issued a note to readers apologizing for significant lapses in its explosive story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, MSNBC's Chris Hayes weighed in with his thoughts on the matter.
Rolling Stone's managing editor said there "appear to be discrepancies" in the account of the alleged victim, identified as Jackie, and regretted not contacting the alleged attackers.
Hayes started with a simple bit of journalistic advice.
In case it needs to be said, *THIS* is why you contact the people you are accusing of gang rape, even under pseudonyms.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2014
He followed that tweet with another, urging caution and skepticism as it concerns the fraternity smeared by Rolling Stone original story.
Hasten to add, everyone should be applying skepticism to Phi Psi's own claims here and attempting to confirm those independently as well.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2014
A few minutes later, the MSNBC host fired this shot at Rolling Stone magazine.
Also, fuck you RS for trying to throw your source under the bus: this is on you, not her http://t.co/xb8g3aAveM— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2014
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