Richard Bradley, who was instrumental in exposing this hoax, has posted his initial response to the Rolling Stone apology. Take a look at the first comment which is critical of the UVA President. Here is UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s official response to the Rolling Stone retraction:
To the University community:
I’m sure many of you are aware by now of today’s reports from the Washington Post and the statement from Rolling Stone magazine. While all of us who care about the University of Virginia are upset by the Rolling Stone story, I write now with a different message.
Over the past two weeks, our community has been more focused than ever on one of the most difficult and critical issues facing higher education today: sexual violence on college campuses. Today’s news must not alter this focus. Here at U.Va., the safety of our students must continue to be our top priority, for all students, and especially for survivors of sexual assault.
We will continue to take a hard look at our practices, policies, and procedures, and continue to dedicate ourselves to becoming a model institution in our educational programming, in the character of our student culture, and in our care for those who are victims.
Now is the time for us to come together as a community to lead the way on this critical issue.
Very truly yours,
Teresa A. Sullivan
This is pathetic. No apology to the Phi Kappa Psi frat in particular? No apology to all the frats she shut down in knee-jerk fashion? No apology for suspending good judgement and uncritically accepting a face obviously shaky article to begin with? This is especially true because Sullivan was presumably being informed by Dean Eramo, who had counseled the student at length, and presumably recognized that the story was questionable. Screw the innocent people and institutions that have been slandered. We must not offend the rape culture hysterics.