Let's make it part of our language

He/She/They "Rolling Stoned".   definition: gross incompetence or malfeasance in the field of journalism. 

source: The New York Times

Rolling Stone Article on Rape at University of Virginia Failed All Basics, Report Says

Rolling Stone magazine retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at aUniversity of Virginia fraternity after the release of a report on Sunday that concluded the widely discredited piece was the result of failures at every stage of the process.
The report, published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and commissioned by Rolling Stone, said the magazine failed to engage in “basic, even routine journalistic practice” to verify details of the ordeal that the magazine’s source, identified only as Jackie, described to the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
On Sunday, Ms. Erdely, in her first extensive comments since the article was cast into doubt, apologized to Rolling Stone’s readers, her colleagues and “any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article.”

I just can't tell you how much I am enjoying all of this.  I have detested Rolling Stone magazine for decades. 

 I want all you other bloggers out there to do me a favor.  From now on, when mentioning mistakes made by reporters, magazines, newspapers, etc., say they "Rolling Stoned"

 For example:  
  • Brian Williams Rolling Stoned his career away by lying about being places he wasn't.
  • Dan Rather really Rolling Stoned when he used that fake document about George Bush.
  • NBC totally Rolling Stoned it when they rigged those GM trucks with explosives.
  • Michael Moore Rolling Stones all the time.
  • Nobody watches MSNBC anymore because they're always Rolling Stoning.
You get the idea.  Spread it around.  Lets make Rolling Stone magazine synonymous with journalistic malpractice and incompetence.  

By the way, if I made any spelling or grammar errors here, just tell me I Rolling Stoned.

Let's make it part of the language! 





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