Twitchy has been reporting on the many problems at Rolling Stone and their now discredited UVA gang rape story by contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely, but at least one writer is vigorously defending the magazine’s internal fact-check process.

Here’s columnist Matt Taibbi from Saturday:

If any of what Taibbi wrote is true, then how did Erdely’s story make it into publication? It sounds impossible under the system that Taibbi just described.

Brian Stelter of CNN reports that an investigation into how Rolling Stone’s IRS-like fact-checking process went wrong:

Maybe, like the IRS, all of the important facts were on a crashed hard drive?


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