The woman at the center of the fake rape story from Rolling Stone says she “trusts her judgment” and tries to make “responsible choices” in her reporting.
Rolling Stone author and alleged fraud Sabrina Rubin Erdely discussed her journalism career in a 2012 interview obtained by GotNews.com.
You really have to watch this to believe it and read the rough transcript that follows:
“I tend try not to trust my judgment until the moment comes when I need to trust my judgment...
I try to reserve judgment until I feel I’ve collect enough information, that I feel I have enough to go on.
I am so aware when I am writing and reporting now that the stuff I am writing is going to affect people’s lives. That’s actually something that was brought home to me when I was at Penn. I’m very aware that I have to make responsible choices when I’m deciding what really happened, what somebody’s character is. And um… you know, often in print I levy some kind of harsh judgments on people and so I want to be really sure about those things. I don’t make any of these judgments casually. So I feel like part of it is amassing a lot of information–I do have the confidence–I know this story inside and out. I know everything there is to know about this and as much as I can know about you and therefore that has led me to this logical conclusion.
To a certain extent you have to trust your judgment like with that moment with the guy looking down my shirt, everything kind of falls into place, you know, or you have a certain extinct and you have to trust that sometimes.” [Emphasis added]