As Twitchy reported earlier today:

Rolling Stone just updated its recent story alleging a horrific gang-rape took place at the University of Virginia with an editor’s note apologizing to readers for the quality of its reporting:

Rolling Stone apologized for not contacting the “alleged assaulters” before publishing the story:

In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

Amanda Marcotte took the opportunity to blast “rape apologists” with a straw man argument for the ages:

Marcotte was arguing against … nobody:

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Related:

Jessica Valenti: ‘Well f*** you very much, @RollingStone’

‘Journalism dysfunction’: Rolling Stone under fire for UVA gang rape story

  • Portnoy

    Really amazing when shit blows up in their faces isn’t it?? Just eat a little crow, go ‘well, I got that wrong’ or double down on the Crazy???

    I wonder what that’s like…convincing yourself that you can’t possibly be completely full of shit.

    • E Quilibrate

      We have a hell of a bunch of contenders for your second
      sentence.

  • enword

    If I were a college age guy, I would just hook up with cougars. A lot less drama.

    • Moltar

      “Mrs. Robinson, I think you’re trying to seduce me.”

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      You could have left off “If I were a college guy”.

    • Cat Mom of 8

      If I were a straight college guy, I would consider changing teams for awhile. Gay men are a protected class so they don’t get slapped with this kind of stuff constantly.

      Seriously, though, my son will be college age in less than 4 years. This stuff scares the bejeebers out of me.

      • Howler63

        Tell your son what I told mine: No, means no. Yes means maybe, and a drunk Yes is a NOOOOO!

        Also, you should get her consenting to sex on video.

        • Trying Times

          Or better yet, abstain. I believe in abstinence, but this is not a religious point of view entirely. It is a self saving tip considering that even a yes becomes rape if she is out to get you and the cops and DA take her on her word without even a shred of proof. And you can bet most will. Keeping the Johnson locked up is the best policy until you are with a woman who respects herself and you.

        • http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ Observasaurus Rex

          Don’t just get the consent, get the entire act on video. And make sure the girl ends up on top.

      • DukeLax

        youre not far from the truth bro!! Many now believe that the federal pork bloating triangles that now give state law enforcement the extra federal dollars to manufacture faulty and inflammatory statistics…and to harass males…are in fact turning hetero-relationships into such a legal liability….that guys have to either go gay, or go MGTOW….just to not be harassed by a law enforcement.

      • https://twitter.com/malcolmingabout Malcolm H. Johnston

        Advise your son to socialize with non-university women who won’t be able to use the institution against him in the event he inadvertently hurts their feelz.

        • TPH

          yep, #dateoffcampus

      • Bryan Scandrett

        If I had a son, we’d have some pretty serious mgtow conversations.
        I’d pick up his hooker tab and tell him to be polite.
        Sooooooooooo much cheaper.

    • Marcy Cook

      And we’re a lot more fun…wink, wink.

      • TheSharpeful

        Soggy though 🙁

    • LegalizeShemp

      Who needs real women when you’ve got Internet porn? Unlike women, it’s available 24-7, costs absolutely no money, doesn’t nag you, and it goes away when you want it to.

      • Conserv_58

        The same could be said of a guy’s dominant hand. It’s always ready and willing, never gets a headache, never requires an expensive dinner or gifts, is always as tight as you want it to be, requires very little maintainence and loves to hang by your side.

        • Trying Times

          I laughed, now I need to go to church, damn you! And it was the tight as you want it that has me church bound. Did I say damn you yet?>

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Man! I think I’m in love with his hand.

          • Trying Times

            Damn you too. Now I pissed myself laughing at both of you, my wife slapped me for being gross, and now instead of one day at church, I have to go all week. Damn you both.

        • TLC

          It makes you wonder when they’re going to make it illegal–especially if you fantasize about a real life woman. I’m sure that’s a psychic rape or something like that.

      • DukeLax

        And state law enforcement don’t get any extra federal pork bloating dollars for porn arrest statistics.

    • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

      When I see Marcotte and associates in Full Flood I thank God I’m Queer!

      • Not buying it

        Ahh, hey Isaac is their any pill that would help any of us poor diehard straight chumps to switch teams without having to do time in a federal Penn.?

        • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

          I’m sorry but before I can give away trade secrets, I would need Vital Statistics and a Current Photo. I aint wasting the good stuff on a incompatible breeder! P^)

          • Not buying it

            🙂 🙂 , you are an anti-ugly / just because some of us look the same way up or down , ass or face is the same way does not mean we not a compatible breed, ahhh and even if we were you can’t make all the ugly one’s straight buddy, you sound like a feminist who wants her cake and eat it to , you *&%^6@#$%^. 🙂 🙂 have a good day bud.

          • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

            Oh darling – some of my best lovers have been beyond Ugly! I aint worried about the shallow end of the gene pool as I have opted out from the breeding process. I enjoy mental stimulation in bed and seek a virile mind over any limp intellect! P^)

  • aikidokainwy

    When someone is this stupid, you have to go to Happy Gilmore

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    Rape Apologist: One who insists on obtaining the facts and ascertaining the truth.

    • Conserv_58

      Please do not muddy the waters with common sense and sound logic. Next thing we know you’ll reveal that you have a well positioned moral compass. Creten!

      • Andrejovich Dietrich

        Truth is the enemy, and logic a menace. Filed under F for Feminism

  • WHMay

    In less than 2 hours, Rolling Stone closed comments on the mea culpa.

    Another media outlet relegated to sh!t paper status.

    • IBXNJ

      Rolling Stone has had that status already for years. …

  • journogal

    I just quickly read the WaPo coverage, and the article mentions how her closest friends began to doubt her story.

    Things like this really hurt those who have been harmed, and perhaps don’t have a support network.

    • Knight64

      That is the worst part, and the part that SHOULD most concern Amanda and her crew. When the lies made in this case damage the truth told by another victim in another case — that is the tragedy. Everyone knows the story of the boy who cried “wolf”, and we cannot let that happen to future victims — so “reporters” like Ederly and “magazines” like Rolling Stone should be very careful.

  • Texan357

    Interesting how rape apologists think that if they can “discredit” one rape story, that means no other rape stories can be true, either.

    Interesting that leftists rely so heavily on the straw man fallacy.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Nah, once or twice is interesting. Thousands of instances is just plain boring.

    • LegalizeShemp

      The straw man fallacy is the basis of most liberal strategies. You change the original argument, which would be very difficult to win, to a different argument, which is very easy to win. The effectiveness of the straw man argument is that the audience must be either ignorant or totally unaware of the original argument and it’s points.

      • Conserv_58

        Otherwise known as the, “Smoke-N-Mirrors” section of the “Straw Man Strategy”.

    • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

      It is usually all they have.

      • Jack Strawb

        Sorry, I meant to write, “Please pass the fucking WMDs.” Thanks.

    • Jack Strawb

      You’re singling out leftists for this? Pass the WMDs, willya?

      Everybody without the truth behind them pulls this crap.

    • E Quilibrate

      They also seem to rely heavily on ‘phallusy’ pursuits.

  • ExiledOnMainStreet

    You know, I’m starting to wonder if Marcotte actually sits down and thinks, “What is the very stupidest thing I can possibly say about this?” and then she tweets it out.

    • Marcy Cook

      If she sits down her “thinker” will be squished.

  • Pookiedr

    It’s back to the seriousness of the charge that matters, well in that case, when did you stop molesting children, Amanda?

    • Belial Issimo

      It was in tandem with Harry Reid, I hear.

    • QueenB

      I’m actually pretty sure she’s more into felines. They don’t scream or anything and the purring is comforting.

      • Pookiedr

        I hear dogs and peanut butter works well too.

      • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

        Hopefully, her mother taught her not play with sharp objects.

  • Crabtree

    So, she’s pretty much on record as being for “guilty until proved innocent” then. Good to know, and it should be taken into consideration when judging all of her writings.

    • nickshaw

      Why not? That’s the way most universities in America are going anyway.

    • Chris Hightower

      “guilty even if proven innocent”…FIFY

      • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

        Ferguson, MO, for instance.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    What exactly IS a “rape apologist”?

    • junkbondtrader41

      It’s proof a feminist is out of actual arguments!

    • Zach Smith✓ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Anyone who believes that people who are accused of rape deserve the same protections as people who are accused of other crimes.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        You probably “apologized” for those witches in Salem too!

        • Zach Smith✓ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Which apologist? Witch apologist!

    • Belial Issimo

      Must…not…make…obvious…joke

    • Brown

      It seems like it’s anyone who doesn’t think the same way as people like Amanda Marcotte (which equals 99% of the population). Example – Someone who brings up that the 1 in 5 women will sexually assaulted on a college campus stats comes from a study that had a lot of problems with it would be considered a rape apologists.

    • Jake Bradford

      If you don’t believe all accusations of witchcraft, you must also be a witch.

      • Comrade Hadenov

        But I don’t weigh as much as a duck…

    • WisconsinPatriot

      ALL MEN!!!!

  • junkbondtrader41

    Anyone ever actually read her blog , Wonkette? ” Marcotte is a snotty, mendacious, bilious c*nt! And I don’t hurl that language in a political context often

    The goddamn nerve of lending full-throated endorsement to a LIE – and a plainly over the top one, at that – then lashing out at anyone for not taking said lie as proof of your bigger “truth!” You want “rape culture” taken seriously? Give us examples that actually happened!

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      No, I don’t thing anyone ever actually read her blog.

    • LJinILM

      I’ve found using “quim” as a substitute & vocabulary enhancer works wonders…and confuses the snot out of the illiterati… 😉

      • Bell Rock Jacky

        “Mewling quim!”

  • The Masked Avatar

    Rape Apology would make a good name for a Scandinavian Death Metal band.

  • nickshaw

    Marcotte is using the exact same method to drum up controversy where there is none to begin with as those who did this with the “racists complain about black stormtrooper in new Star wars movie”.
    Didn’t happen, just like no one is excusing rape.
    Where the real problem lies is with “journalists” who intentionally seek out a school with no discernible feminist presence on campus to find a rape story and if they can’t find one, make one up.
    The very fact that she couldn’t find a verifiable story says something entirely different regarding widespread rape at America’s universities, doesn’t it?

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Interesting how race bomb throwers think how, if they can prove one cop is a murderer or a racists, then all cops are……………………

  • QueenB

    If there is a man in existence that this twit loves in any way (dad, brother, nephew, etc.) I hope he is falsely accused of rape, I really do. I hope she screams and rails and is totally mean to him, all which saying he did nothing. I then hope the truth comes out, he is proven to have been telling the truth and then her entire family disowns her. Of course, the truth is, I’m sure the only living things that tolerate her company anyway are her cats.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Now, if her cat were falsely accused . . . .

      • QueenB

        Guarantee you if she has a male cat, he is not fixed and he is allowed roam and do whatever every night.

    • swg

      Are you sure they haven’t disowned her already? Maybe that’s why she’s so cranky…

    • AJ

      Wonder where her close male friends live. I could probably find a woman willing to level the false accusation in the area 😉

    • ExiledOnMainStreet

      Now, now, if a man is related to Amanda Marcotte, he’s being punished enough already.

      • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

        I literally fell out of my chair on that one. Thread winner.

      • Kimski

        Oh, Amanda here practises what she preaches. Her son knew everything about patriarchy theory and his role in it before he was ten. Look it up.

  • i2

    You have to love how twitter allows the biggest idiots in the world to advertise that, they are indeed. “The biggest idiots in the World”

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      It’s got to be an excellent prize . . . there are so many competing.

  • roccolore

    Amanda Marcotte is the rape apologist who defended Crystal Mangum.

  • ceemack

    If Amanda Marcotte didn’t say such outrageously stupid things, would anybody read her?

  • QueenB

    BTW Mandy…..wondering how you feel about it turning out that she who shall not be named on Twitchy is looking like she is a lying liar that lies when it comes to the rape allegations she levied as well? Please do keep in the mind that she still does admit to molesting her sister for years.

  • mickeyco

    It’s my own fault. Yes it is. All my fault. I promised myself time & time again I wouldn’t read another thing this vile fool wrote & I read it. It’s my fault.I’m sorry.

    • Curly Bill

      It’s not your fault. The temptation was just to great.

      • mickeyco

        Oh, thank you, Bill.

        • Curly Bill

          My pleasure, dear. You may have to return the favor sometime! 😉

  • DoctorWho?

    If I were Amanda I would bail on my Twitter account…she gets eviscerated every time.

  • Chimfish

    Marcotte and Valenti have really gone full-tilt over this.

    Nobody in the world is arguing that “no rape story can ever be true” because of the Rolling Stone story falling apart. She’s grasping at air to make it seem like she’s making a relevant point by debunking a claim nobody is making.

    “What I don’t get is if rape apologists are so sure rapes are hoaxes, why oppose investigating them and getting out that fact?”

    That’s exactly what the skeptics in this situation were advocating, and their call for investigating the allegations got them bashed for “rape denial.” It was because WaPo investigated the story and got out the facts that the story fell apart.

    The criticism of the article was that Erdely never spoke to the accused men. To characterize this criticism as being “opposed to investigation and getting out the facts” is just complete dishonesty. Marcotte is trying to switch sides now and act like she was the one calling for further investigation and fact-checking.

  • Braden

    I remember a time at university when there was a big rape story going around campus. A girl had supposedly being harrassed while in her car. I felt when I heard the details about the case that something seemed fishy. Especially the part where her assailant had gotten in her car despite it being locked, and the fact that despite her assailant grabbed her, she couldn’t describe what her assailant looked like. Of course not wanting to offend the PC feminazi’s I kept my mouth shut. But sure enough a week or so later, another story was published saying that she made the whole thing up and that she was “stressed out” due to school work.

  • NickGranite

    Mostly white frat boys from elite universities falsely accused of rape – 2
    Gleeful accusers from the left who end up making fools of themselves – 0

  • Brown

    She still never apologized for calling people “rape loving scum” for bringing up the fact that the evidence points to the duke boys being innocent.

  • DoctorWho?

    “Rape apologists”. Yeah right…about as common as the bogeyman.

  • Zefal

    I highly recommend buying a Straw Womyn for that feminist in your life this Holiday season. #AmandaMarcotte

  • PeterP

    Amanda Marcotte: “I recommend everyone who expects victims to have perfect memory sit down and construct, word for word, the last dinner conversation they had.”

    Some feminist, equating the trauma of rape to a dinner conversation. People remember where they were and what they were doing the day JFK died, you dimwit, because it was traumatic.

    • http://www.unshackledaction.com/ Topcat69 the Deplorable

      Marcotte is obviously a rape apologist since she clearly thinks that rape is no more traumatic than a dinner conversation.

  • Jake Bradford

    Leftist are scum, they prove it every single day.

  • Guest

    “Interesting how rape apologists think that if they can “discredit” one rape story, that means no other rape stories can be true, either.”

  • Pookiedr

    Maybe she should be asking Shillary, or the Ragin Cajun Carville, or any number of Clinton sycophantic convoyers about “discrediting” sexual assault victims.
    Or maybe you should put some ice on that . . .

    • Jake Bradford

      Prog poiticians get a pass.

  • Ghee!

    This women is clearly delusional. But, she is a liberal feminist, so I repeat myself.

  • Jim Denney

    Not so fast people … I checked with Cory Booker and he told me T-Bone actually witnessed the whole thing.

  • DoctorWho?

    I usually cringe at the comments of most lefty moonbats.
    But, I have to say…I find myself eagerly clicking on Amanda’s latest tweet of lunacy.
    Her delusional view of the world is truly breathtaking.

  • SpaceRacer423

    Amanda is just lucky that strawman didnt go the cops with his story.

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    Bill Cosby could not be reached for comment.

  • Zefal

    Rape apologists? The leftist women who didn’t give one iota to Juanita Broderick’s rape allegation about bill clinton nor the other woman he sexually harassed?

    Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman who said Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near the Oxford where the future President was a student in 1969. A retired State Department employee, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that he spoke with the family of the girl and filed a report with his superiors. Clinton admitted having sex with the girl, but claimed it was consensual. The victim’s family declined to pursue the case; ……Continued List of bill clinton’s Victims

  • PeterP

    I was raped by a team a of Martian invaders. They “antennaed” my brains out. Anyone who denies this is a Martian rape apologist.

    • Wonder Pony

      Rolling Stone is on the phone. They want to run with this tonight. They’ll be by to ask actuall questions about the incident, oh…Never.

    • ExiledOnMainStreet

      Were any of them wearing purple cowboy boots, by any chance?

    • Ghee!

      I saw that show on Cinemax the other nigh…. I mean, oohhh, that sounds horrible.

      • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

        *soto voce* Nice job, I think they believe you…

        • Ghee!

          whew, it was close but I think they bought it.

    • Pookiedr

      Hopefully you were wearing your tin foil hat.

    • AJ

      Gazoo would like to have a word with you

    • ExiledOnMainStreet

      I always was suspicious of Marvin the Martian.

      • DG

        He always appeared a little “light in his Martian Boots” to me.

    • WhoMeToo

      I knew you looked familiar… (ಠ⌣ಠ)

  • ExiledOnMainStreet

    Does Marcotte post here as Hirogen? Because that would certainly explain the tear-filled meltdown of Hiro in the Dunham thread last night.
    “You’re all Republican rapey rapers who love rape and I want to spit on you!!”

    • Ghee!

      Oh please don’t tell me I missed a meltdown! The night crew gets all the good threads..!

      • ExiledOnMainStreet

        It was a doozy, I tell ya.

        • Ghee!

          I just got back, I went and found the thread and finally found the comments. That hirogen is sufficiently deficient in gray matter, no doubt. His arguments are so full of hypocrisy, self loathing and self righteousness that if I didn’t know better I would say he was a butthurt little liberal.

          • WhoMeToo

            (~_^) #FIFY ==> Filthy Butthurt Little Leftist

          • Ghee!

            thanks, I was still giggling at his/her/its comments that I left out the proper adjectives.

          • WhoMeToo

            I got your six!

    • WhoMeToo

      I was LMAO and eating cookies while reading that ridiculous diatribe. Leftist meltdowns are fantastic. (¬‿¬)

      • LegalizeShemp

        I hope you had some ice cold milk to enjoy with those cookies.

        • WhoMeToo

          Ice Cold!

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      Okay, now I need to go re-read that comment thread to see what I missed.

  • Dio Heerai

    And now we know why EVERYONE hates feminists

    • Pookiedr

      Not feminists, per se, femi-nazi’s for sure

  • Magnifico

    WTF is a rape apologist? Is that someone who justifies increasing my healthcare premium/deductible?

  • Dio Heerai

    Just BITTER B!TCHES and nothing more ….

  • Unapologetic SAHM

    When I read the account of the rape, as horrific as it was, red flags went up everywhere. The story didn’t ring true. Her friends reactions didn’t ring true. If your BFF was brutally gang raped at a frat party, you worry about not being invited to the next one. Um, okay. So I was not one bit surprised to find out her story had credibility issues. Am I alone in this? How could RS not have seen this coming. Are these feminists really this removed from reality that they were completely blindsided by this?

    • Gen.ChoiYeong

      The filters in the vacuum these people live in don’t allow the light of truth to penetrate. Any light that does get through, they refuse to recognize.

  • Wonder Pony

    All Future Pledge situations: “So you want to join Alpha Ro Epsilon, eh? What’s your major?”
    “Journalism.”
    “NO PLEDGE PIN FOR YOU!”

  • PeterP

    Feminist wackos on Twitter are saying this is an awful day for women because Rolling Stone now believes the Jackie rape did not occur. HUH?

    It’s a great day for women. There’s one less rape victim and seven fewer savages in the world.

    • bicentennialguy

      They want the rapes. They want the discord. They want the grief. It’s part and parcel of the perpetually-aggrieved Left.

  • schveiguy

    Oh the grapes! They are so sour!

  • Heather Atkinson

    So this hateful, ignorant twit just equated rape with casual dinner conversation?

    • Ghee!

      pretty much the gist of it.

      • DG

        Apparently, my casual dinner conversations last Thanksgiving was tantamount to rape (and rape apology) because I can’t recall every detail of it.

        Yes, a little alcohol was involved.

        • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

          Oh, please tell me you didn’t go full Sooner.

          • DG

            I won’t.

        • spaceycakes

          pfffft. I’ll be the first to tell you on Thanksgiving? I had a LOT

    • Heather Atkinson

      Again, she’s equating ‘you don’t agree with me’ with ‘you stand for everything that I stand against’. Which is typical Leftwingnuttery but still annoying.

      Rape is a CRIME. It’s a heinous crime, one, I feel, should be punishable by no less than castration and preferably public hanging. But, because I don’t support Amanda’s ‘narrative > fact’ BS, I’m an ‘apologist’.

  • NixTyranny

    Some people such as Amanda Marcotte simply prefer fiction.

  • spankovision

    Does this asinine haggish douche nozzle really throws crap out there on the wall hoping something sticks or does she really like to draw attention to herself ’cause she is that needy and a narrcissist? I mean totally off the shark there Manjaw!

  • NRPax

    why oppose investigating them and getting out that fact?

    The only people that opposed investigation were people like you, Miss Daddy Issues. Anyone questioning the story got a good screaming of “RAPE CULTURE!”

    Now sit down and go get a new tattoo.

    • Ghee!

      thanks, now I’m seeing her laying on a table getting a new groin tat of a unicorn.

      thanks a lot.

      • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

        Brain Bleach is on Aisle 3 sir.

        • Ghee!

          I may need a .357 applicator as well.

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            I’m out of stock on those, but I do have one that is pump-action.

    • dabhidh

      Yep, a little more actual investigative reporting, and RS would never have ran with this story to begin with.

  • gold7406

    kudos to uva..guilty before proven innocent. just like the bogus charges against the duke lacrosse team.
    uva went into full cya mode before any details were investigated. pitiful.
    and they have a noteworthy law school, they should be ashamed.

  • gold7406

    the this bogus just like lena

  • ledzepp8

    Skepticism is healthy. It doesn’t mean you’re a victim blaming rape apologist. Good God I hate bleeding hearts.

  • Comrade Hadenov

    So this harridan is cool with someone walking into a police station, accusing someone of rape and the accused being tossed into jail upon their apprehension to rot for the next 20 years with no trial or investigation?

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    silly Amanda believes that if rape is real then so is every allegation of rape.

    • Heather Atkinson

      I believe the false accusation of rape is nearly as damaging as actual rape. In a rape, someone is violated. Same with a false accusation. Even if the accused is fully exonerated, the residual fallout never goes away. The label of ‘rapist’ will haunt them forever.

      • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

        rape IMO is only second to molesting a child and is the most damaging crime or false allegations one can commit. i would have included treason but don’t know how it would stack up against rape or molestation. maybe a three way tie?

        • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

          In my perfect world, Treason would be punished by a proper hanging.

          Rape gets one the rusty spork IYKWIMAITYD, while child molestation involves an airlock.

          • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

            all three deserve death so the question remains is how violently and quickly it should occur.

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            Treason I am willing to make quick. The others, not so much.

      • ExiledOnMainStreet

        Yes. I have to wonder: do these women not have any brothers, sons, dads, uncles or male friends they care for? (It’s a given they don’t have husbands). They seem incapable of seeing men as anything but rapists and oppressors.
        I recall reading about the Duke Lacrosse case with horror because my beloved nephew, an athlete and a great guy, was also in college at the time and I could easily imagine what suffering he and his family would have gone through if someone falsely accused him of rape and the story ended up on the front page of the NY Times.

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    Over the top ignorance goes a long way with these screechers.

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    Apparently, science is a ‘rape apologist’ now, eh?

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    This woman is a botched abortion

  • Portnoy

    And they wonder why 75% of the rest of the population can’t stand them?

  • FramersForCruz

    just because there could be a fire in a theater someday doesn’t mean you get to yell fire in a crowded theater when there isn’t. And it surely doesn’t make one a stampede apologist.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Interesting how feminists think that if one rape story gets discredited, their whole meaning in life will dissolve.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    Amanda’s views on males smack of a collective guilt or original sin of sorts in that we’re guilty by birth and guilty in all instances if possible in any instance.

    • FramersForCruz

      the last tweet really hit the mark IMO

      What I’ve learned the past few weeks: If I don’t accept that “all cops
      are killers” & “all men are rapists” I’m not taking things
      seriously.

      • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

        she’s simply justifying her hate no differently than the KKK did to justify it’s blind hate.

        look hard enough and one will find a reason to hate another but God gives us a minor differences so that the lazy can hate too. how else can one hate someone from across the street without going through the trouble of crossing & meeting the other person?

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      And she claims its the MEN who are the sexist ones in this situation.

    • spaceycakes

      what does she care?! she doesn’t like males!

      • Curly Bill

        It’s a good thing, cause males dont like her. Face would stop an eight day clock.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          And her mouth….poison pours out of it.

          • Curly Bill

            Yep hon, it does. Pure bile. I just hate people like that.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Thats why I carry a toaster. Hard to spew when your out cold.

          • Curly Bill

            You have been and always will be so frickin funny. ❤️

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Thank you darlin, high praise coming from you!

          • Curly Bill

            Awww. Flattery, my dear,will get you everywhere!

      • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

        not liking is one thing but she hates. it’s not enough to be aloof she hates like ISIS.

        • spaceycakes

          here follows today’s lesson: most lesbo-ans hate straight men.

          • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

            i have to think there’s some physiological reason for the mental and plumbing corruption. it’s one thing to passively & peacefully go through life identifying with other the sex but to have such a bone (pun intended) to pick for what constitutes the opposite sex is freudworthy.

            confusion and hate are not the same.

          • spaceycakes

            I don’t know if psychiatrists practice Freudian style psycho-analysis anymore, but ol’ Sigmund had a lot of things right.

          • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

            well i threw that one over the fence hoping you or someone would know. maybe there’s no answer?

          • spaceycakes

            perhaps her oversized hypothalmus produces too much GnRH causing her to visualize heterosexual males as potential rivals. But that’s just little ol’ me taking a guess…

            😉

          • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

            I don’t even care if that is the right answer…it is a great answer.

            The science is settled.

          • spaceycakes

            why thank you, Jim. I like to dabble.

  • spaceycakes

    as per usual; she shuts her gob when several people ask her the same question: ‘who is saying this’?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Similar to the way “Communist apologists” think that if they can discredit one conservative, they have succeeded in discrediting all conservatives, and all conservative views.

  • FramersForCruz
  • jetch

    amazing how she has absolute 100% belief in someone she does not know or has ever met. she can believe conservatives are evil and can’t bring herself to say “this person lied”. just amazing!

  • LegalizeShemp

    If you’ve ever debated a liberal, you’ve seen this tactic used before. If the liberal can point out one exception or failure of conservative policies, they then maintain they’ve discredited all conservative views. However, if you point out the multiple failures and inconsistencies of left wing policies, the liberal refuses to admit that you’ve proven their policies wrong.

  • Maggie

    And this type of ‘thought process’ is what’s being used right now in the Ferguson and Garner cases out in the streets in the MSM and CBC, etc. The libs/left MUST find that one person(s) to pay for the multitude of sins of others. The liberals/left in this country have far overplayed their hand(s) over the last couple months. The people of this country are watching AND paying attention to the pushing of lies and myths.

  • FramersForCruz
    • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

      i love the karate chop girl that flips him off.

      even her friend laughs at her.

      • FramersForCruz

        yeah ;))

      • Conserv_58

        Hers was a well trained reaction.

        • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

          Oh I’ve seen soccer mom’s flip a bird faster than that.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          I felt really bad one time when a friend snuck up behind me one time on the street and grabbed my purse (as a joke), I punched him in the face.

  • Trying Times

    The problem in today’s culture is that the pendulum has swung way to far to the other side. At the start of this nation in most areas to touch a women wrongly would mean at best an ass whooping or even death. Things happened but not like today. Then as time went on the pendulum swung the wrong way and women were not protected and things like rape were viewed as the woman’s fault. Now, instead of swinging towards justice, the pendulum has swung so far past it to where some women use rape as a tool to punish men. And if anyone dares question a dubious story, you hear clowns like the stank above running their mouths. When the FBI states that 8% of rape claims are false, there is a major problem with a few women and their claims of rape. And we all know that number is probably higher. If even half of that 8% of convicted to die murderers were found to be falsely accused, this country would end the DP. Yet women continue to use rape claims as a tool of attack, get away with it, and the man is left destroyed and discredited for doing nothing. I was accused of rape by my ex wife and had it not been for one cop, out of the 20 or so who showed up to her door, being astute, I would most likely be in prison and I had not even seen her that day or for over a week before. He noticed the fake crying no tears, make-up perfect, the heavy booze smell, the clear anger, and when the rest wanted my ass, he confronted her, made sure she knew who would really go to jail if the claim was false, and after a bit of talking he got it out of here that it was all about me winning the house in the divorce 2 weeks prior and she wanted revenge and the house. Now do not get me wrong, rapist should be dragged into the street and shot like the dogs they are, but we have got to treat rape cases like every other crime in that there must be proof to a level that sustains a warrant. And if a person falsely claims rape, they should rot in prison. It is time to take away “rape” as a tool of the femo nazis and the pissed off ex.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Classic straw man fallacy. Someone is accused of rape. Someone else demands to see proof that a rape occurred, and by doing so, becomes “a rape apologist”.

    • Trying Times

      Perfectly said. But what I want to know is who comes up with these terms such as rape apologist and homophobe. I have never heard anyone who was not a loon apologizing for rape, or even excusing rape which is what they are trying to express, and who the hell is afraid of a nancy boy which is what homophobe means. Come on your “literary giants,” come up with some proper terms.

  • Wanderer

    No, discrediting one does not mean that no other rape stories can be true.

    It does, however, demonstrate starkly that other rape stories MIGHT not be true.

    In other words, just because every woman isn’t lying, doesn’t mean women don’t lie about this when it suits them.

  • Red Texas Tea

    “An advocate is not supposed to be an investigator, a judge or an adjudicator,” said Renda, a 2014 graduate who works for the university as a sexual violence awareness specialist. But as details emerge that cast doubt on Jackie’s account, Renda said, “I don’t even know what I believe at this point.”

    This is straight out of today’s WaPo article about this case, so Marcotte needs to check herself before she opines.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/u-va-fraternity-to-rebut-claims-of-gang-rape-in-rolling-stone/2014/12/05/5fa5f7d2-7c91-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html

  • LegalizeShemp

    “What a bunch of idiots, accusing some college guys of rape without a shred of actual proof!” Sincerely, Crystal Mangum, Gloria Allred and Nancy Grace

  • DoNotDumbHere

    So stupid. What about those who were accused? While the “victim” is likely being hailed as a hero, the young men are undoubtedly suffering. This could affect them their entire lives, and how would any decent person feel if their kid was falsely accused of rape?

  • LegalizeShemp

    “What you call “college gang rape”, I call “Saturday night” Sincerely, Miley Cyrus

    • Trying Times

      Damn, you had to go gross. And what a shame, she was hot little thing before she became the tunnel for all men.

    • Conserv_58

      Ohhhh no you di’ent! Dat was so dope, y’all!

  • Basil Buckner

    How can you go off the deep end when you’ve been there all along?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Note that rape is one of the few crimes where liberals don’t scream “innocent until proven guilty!”, or “don’t rush to judgment”, or “let’s wait for a trial by a jury of his peers”. Nope, liberals believe every rape accuser word for word, and don’t demand much proof beyond the vague recollections of a drunken sorority trollop. That’s good enough to put a man in the slammer for years, say the liberals.

  • Zefal

    I google searched amanda marcotte and Juanita Broderick. This came up in Slate Is Juanita Broderick Telling The Truth?
    Interesting that it doesn’t have name on article. Semi-whitewash by Slate and amanda? The article is fair, it takes a two side approach to the allegations. Something amanda isn’t so keen on now or at least when the accused doesn’t have a D after their name or isn’t a minority.

  • reallygone

    Do we dare bring up the Duke lacrosse rape fabrication? We saw national protest marches over that one for months before it was proven false. And then the accuser who made up the story was released without any punishment at all, despite the fact that she ruined the college careers of four innocent men and destroyed the school’s lacrosse program for years.

  • Howler63

    Why do dumb asses like this think that Twitter is a fire and forget kind of medium?

    Here’s a tip…don’t tweet angry.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I usually don’t apologize for rape, I usually have to apologize for having my Gold Toe socks on during sex.

    • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

      On what?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Did anybody call Democrats “rape apologists” when they attacked Juanita Broderick?

  • Andrejovich Dietrich

    How did we go from a false rape accusation (yet another one) to indicting men (yet again) over someone getting caught in another fabrication?

    And Mz Marcotte. It has gone so waaaaaaaaaay beyond one at this point.

  • Zefal

    AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON
    BY JUANITA BROADDRICK ‘DO YOU REMEMBER?’
    SUNDAY OCT 15, 2000

    As I watched Rick Lazio’s interview on Fox News this morning, I felt compelled to
    write this open letter to you, Mrs. Clinton. Brit Hume asked Mr. Lazio’s views
    regarding you as a person and how he perceived you as a candidate. Rick Lazio did
    not answer the question, but I know that I can. You know it, too.

    I have no doubt that you are the same conniving, self-serving person you were
    twenty-two years ago when I had the misfortune to meet you. When I see you on
    television, campaigning for the New York senate race, I can see the same hypocrisy
    in your face that you displayed to me one evening in 1978. You have not changed….

  • Clark

    It’s kind of great that these people are finally being publicly called out on their crap. Just last year, around this time, the public sphere was dominated by the exclusive viewpoint of rape culture existing, and patriarchy theory, and male tears nonsense.

    The constant self victimization of these upper class power mongers who are owed nothing by society’s empathy is hopefully starting to piss more people off.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Translating Amanda Marcotte: Even if it’s all a lie, you are all wrong not to believe the lie.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZoahQVVFe26Xbq-d4Ut7g Lord Fhalkyn

    If the story is true, then some people need to go to prison for a very, very long time. However, if it is not true, and we continue to press the issue, then we will have ruined the lives of several innocents… possibly forever.
    But, I guess this is too logical for Marcotte to grasp.

  • lesterwink23

    Disgusting tramp

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Shes going in lunatic circles imagining things no one is saying and demanding that rapes be investigated to prove they are false, which is exactly what happened with the RS story.

  • DukeLax

    Its the perversions and federal “Pork bloating triangles” that have been giving state law enforcement’s around the country….. federal pork bloating dollars to engage in protocol perversions and semantics games in order to manufacture faulty and inflammatory statistics………….that have snowballed into the full on blinding mass rape hysteria….that is now blinding the American public.

  • Joachim vzM

    “Once you have convinced people that you are willing to lie for the sake of your cause, you have lost the ability to convince them of anything else.”

    – (can’t remember source)

    Just as the Ferguson case has done incalculable harm to the efforts of actual victims of racism, this has done just as much damage to real rape victims. The Left knows this…though they don’t care. What they don’t realize is that by doing this continually, they do just as much damage to themselves. The problem with lying in these cases is that their sheeple have seen the evidence firsthand…BEFORE the Narrative gets re-fed to them, so all it does is alienate them.

  • TefExpat
  • justman7

    Amanda Arcotte may not label me as a rape apologists. I MIGHT accept the label “rape skeptic”, for lack of a batter phrase. A bit of skepticism, both against the accuser and the accused, is what a sound legal system is all about. And journalists should try to to be skeptics as well. It is part of their job.

    • DukeLax

      google American “media lace curtain”…and learn about the perverse / biased journalism…that is poisoning main stream media to such a degree that Americans are turning away from top/down news media altogether.

  • j95lee

    The victim said that she was raped for over 3 hours on top of broken glass. I can buy that she never saw the rapist’s face, but there should be a soup of DNA evidence in that room.

    Yeah, I don’t remember word for word what was said during lunch today. Because it’s not a life changing event in which many traumatizing details are drilled into my consciousness whether I like it or not.

  • TefExpat

    College men with any sense are just going to avoid sexual contact with women from their campus. How is risking an entire future worth it? Depending on the emotional stability of a woman ‘consenting’ to sex is now very foolish. How will Marcotte and her feminist friends accomplish their mission if men refuse to participate on any level?

  • Andrejovich Dietrich

    I see the Toxic Shock Avengers mobilized their usual suspects for chaos panic and disorder

    • TefExpat

      Imagine a room full of feminists all running into each other and the walls while screaming and grabbing their own heads. Phase 2 is furious writing all weekend.

  • jtoe

    “Interesting how rape apologists think that if they can “discredit” one rape story, that means no other rape stories can be true, either.” – Interesting how feminists think if one woman is telling the truth about rape, they all are.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    “What I don’t get is if rape apologists are so sure rapes are hoaxes, why oppose investigating them and getting out that fact?”
    Except Mandy child that is what people wanted done and did. Investigate a claim and find it wanting. If you want victims taken seriously, you need to weed out the false reports. RS failed to investigate, you are denying that there are false claims.

    • TefExpat

      Marcotte is a FakeRapeDenialist and a FalseRapeApologist to boot

  • Zsuzsa Garrett

    A mind is a terrible thing to use Amanda Marcotte.

  • Howard Gordan

    “Interesting how rape apologists think that if they can “discredit” one rape story, that means no other rape stories can be true, either.”
    The problem is that it’s not just one rape story. It’s many. The Duke Lacrosse rape hysteria, Hofstra rape case, Caleb Warner, and many others- and those couple of women’s rights advocates that wanted to fudge the idea of rape culture by making up stuff and the many more cases of women lying about rape. -see link. In india, the women’s council admitted that 53% of rape accusations have been lies recently. And it’s feminists like Marcotte that advocate they never be punished.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/womens-rights-activist-charged-with-rape-threat-hoax-on-face

  • DANEgerus

    Amanda Marcotte @AmandaMarcotte raped me, and if she denies that LIE she is a rape apologist #HerRules

    • ExiledOnMainStreet

      Poor soul. It’ll take years of therapy and bad nightmares before you’ll be right again.

  • Reason

    Fun with image editing. I hope the feminists like Marcotte get really mad at me and make this picture go viral…

  • GORF

    I love watching feminists devour each other!

  • John Rew

    Someone give this woman the phone number for a good mental health proffessional

  • sputnik

    From the RS apologia:

    “We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault…”

    Sooner or later, certain people are going to have to realize that the shame and humiliation — and life-long public condemnation, vilification, and ostracism — experienced by the falsely accused should be the very FIRST consideration on everyone’s minds. It’s the name of the accused that should be withheld, only to be made public in the event of a conviction.

  • Jack Strawb

    Amanda Marcotte, gender hustler.

    She’s never met an issue she wasn’t delighted to exploit in the most divisive possible terms.

    At this point shouldn’t we just call her a “false rape accusation apologist” and be done with her?

  • Bryan Scandrett

    Loving the spectacle of this precious little snowflake descending into irrelevance. The power of the gatherers being used on the social abuser herself.
    Feminism becoming entirely socially unacceptable.
    Becoming the unwanted woman. Outcast and scorned. Bye bye, Mandy.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied
  • Bruce

    Amanda Marcotte sexually assaulted my pet goldfish, Gutfeld, on some sharp aquarium gravel.

  • Carl Timothy Smith

    I’ve been reading Amanda Marcotte’s vile articles for too long. Don’t worry about anything you say. She is very talented at the Paraphrase and will re-quote anything and everything someone says into whatever meaning meets her agenda.

  • Allrighty

    ….and for statements that are more common sense based, tune in to tomorrow’s episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

  • fastaire

    Listen to the Slate podcast interview with Sabrina Rubin Erdely. She was absolutely pathetic in explaining this story. Even the lefty feminist nut jobs interviewing her were skeptical. Erdely tried to use every feminist cliché imaginable to try to gain the love of the interviewers but unfortunately for her it did not work.

    This UVA story was sculpted to try to fit a political narrative similar to the Duke lacrosse narrative. The sculpture crumbled. Michelangelo she is not.

  • CannonBall2014

    Phi Kappa Psi turned me into a newt. BURN THEM!

  • mensrights reddits

    Two articles I’d recommend everyone read:

    THE TRUTH BEHIND LEGAL DOMINANCE
    FEMINISM’S “TWO PERCENT FALSE
    RAPE CLAIM” FIGURE by
    Edward Greer

    and

    The April 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from the Office of Civil Rights in the US Department of Education, which prioritized guilty findings over Due Process rights for the accused

  • lgeubank

    Amanda “Mumps” Marcotte, male-bashing apologist, invents her own straw man, er, wimmin.

  • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

    The only way to Account for The Marcotte’s fixations and repeated Faux Pas are she’s bonkers, else she is determined to go down in history by any means and on any subject. If it’s the later, she will soon have to come clean and admit she’s been spoofing for attention, or the Bonkers badge will push her further down the annuls of history and into the oubliette of obscurity. It’s going to be fun to see how she will keep it all up. 10 to 1 she will be a mother in 3 years as a diversionary tactic. Heaven help the child!

  • Sasha

    I don’t care about Amanda Marcotte.

    I care a lot about Alternet and Salon that utterly discredit themselves keeping her on staff.

    I’m going to write a letter demanding her resignation or I will stop visiting their sites. You should do the same.

  • Andrejovich Dietrich

    What fresh feminist hell would this be. Marcotte as a judge.

  • Honey Badger

    Is there a worse human being than Amanda Marcotte? Or a dumber one?

  • John D

    The kind of crap that happened with RS and UVA is a glaring example of why males should go MGTOW. Dealing with the female of the species is like playing russian roulette with a fully loaded gun.