“Our journalistic reputation is shining,” Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner told the New York Times in an interview published Sunday, the day before jury members were seated in a defamation trial related to the magazine’s debunked account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia.

The Times notes that, for financial reasons, “the Virginia controversy could not have come at a worse time for Wenner Media.” The timing of the interview wasn’t ideal, either, appearing as it did just after Rolling Stone had pulled down a feature tackling domestic violence and NBA players.

The NBA reportedly did not instruct Rolling Stone to pull the article. The magazine did, however, issue two corrections to the story before deleting it altogether — not the best look for a magazine that claims its reputation for journalism is shining.

The important thing is that Rolling Stone cares so much about domestic violence and sexual abuse that it won’t hesitate to report on it, in some cases when it didn’t even happen.

Things aren’t going well for Rolling Stone at the moment. The magazine had hoped to postpone the $7.85 million defamation trial that got underway today after UVA administrator Nicole Eramo, set up as the school “bad guy” in Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus” piece, appeared on ABC’s 20/20.