So that is a headline-worthy addition to the coverage, and strong support for the “something dreadful happened somewhere” theory. If a PTSD victim (symptoms of which include memory loss of details of the key event) has transformed forced oral sex to rape, invented the broken glass table and misidentified the fraternity, is she a shameless lying opportunist or a victim of a very serious crime? That is not meant to be a tough call…

On the other hand, any initial criticism of Rolling Stone was apparently understated. In addition to not interviewing the alleged perp, they didn’t interview the rescuers? However bad a job people thought they did, it was worse.