Rolling Stone Case, Trump Allegations Put Media on Trial

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Over the last week, with new accusation of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, a quiet reckoning began in a federal courthouse in Charlottesville, Va.: the first of two defamation trials against Rolling Stone for its story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The trial swirls around a blockbuster 2014 feature that Rolling Stone retracted last year. It told a harrowing story of a student, “Jackie”, who claimed to have been gang-raped by seven fraternity brothers. The . . .

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