Longreads published a “Best of 2014” list, which includes its selections for the top stories from this year. But there’s a pretty glaring and embarrassing problem with the list.


Those pesky, inconvenient facts.


Eric Boehlert laments Rolling Stone’s stumble as ‘vanguard of truly independent journalism’

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

Rolling Stone updates its UVA-rape story: ‘Our trust in her was misplaced’

#AngryLambchop Christopher Hayes adds his own ‘f*** you’ to Rolling Stone

‘Hoo boy’: These tweets are coming back to haunt disgraced Rolling Stone journo

Brit Hume credits the ‘power of new media’ for uncovering holes in Rolling Stone story

‘Like the crazy factory exploded’: Feminist blogger ‘emphatically’ defends lying about rape

‘We have a winner’! Rolling Stone inspires ‘genius’ update to classic proverb