Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler of “Fact Checker” Changes his Opinion on the “1 in 5” Campus Sexual Assault Claim From a Non-Rating in May to a Pinocchio in December…. After Countless Articles and Editorials Disprove it……Better Late Than Never….. I Guess.

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while might remember my May 1, 2014 post on Glenn Kessler’s (Washington Post) “Fact Checker” on the 1 in 5 Campus Sexual Assault claim that is constantly repeated by the President, the Vice-President, Federal Legislators, Virginia State Legislators, The Virginia Attorney General, Victim’s Advocates, Feminists, etc in which Mr. Kessler refused to make a ruling. 

I wrote to Mr. Kessler back in May expressing my disappointment that he refused to take a solid stand on the issue, one way or the other. 

Well for the last 6 months I have posted article after article on the “1 in 5 claim” being biased, misleading, the lowest common denominator, unethical and pretty much…..pure propaganda. 

Today Mr. Kessler changed his ruling (after countless reporters and columnists did all the research on the issue) and a USDOJ report was issued this month...... to a Pinocchio Rating. 

Better late than never, I guess. 


Fact Checker- One in five women in college sexually assaulted: an update on this statistic, December 17, 2014

Last 7 months of articles that came to the same conclusion: 

The great campus rape hoax, December 15, 2014
The truth - that rape on campus is becoming less common - doesn't fit the left's narrative.

Setting the Record Straight on ‘1-in-5′, December 15, 2014
There are caveats that make it inappropriate to use the number as a baseline when discussing rape and sexual assault on campus.

We Will Never Know the Actual Rate of Sexual Assault, December 15, 2014

Study: Incidences of women raped in college about five per 1000 students, December 12, 2014

More evidence that 1 in 5 college women have not been sexually assaulted, December 11, 2014

Saslaw says 20 percent of female students at University of Virginia are sexually assaulted (Virginia), December 8, 2014

PunditFact: Are 1 in 5 college women sexual assault victims? December 7, 2014

Two White House statistics on campus sexual assault that can't both be true, October 22, 2014

Debating the Most Controversial Sexual Assault Statistic1 in 5, June 27, 2014

Opinion: Colleges become the victims of progressivism, June 6, 2014

Using White House claim of under-reporting, only 1 in 34 women at Ohio State are sexually assaulted, not 1 in 5, May 9, 2014

Opinion: The White House’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Relies on the Lowest Common Denominator, May 6, 2014
What's missing is virtually any recognition of the need for fairness to the accused.

Last 7 months of articles on campuses handling sexual assault claims, lowering the burden of proof and the false-hype to make it into an “epidemic” : 

Student claims he was expelled from W&L for consensual sex (Virginia), December 16, 2014

Federal crackdown on campus sex assault threatens free speech: report December 14, 2014

U.Va., Lena Dunham cases could swing pendulum in college-rape cases, December 10, 2014

Koch-Backed Foundation To Defend Students Accused Of Sex Crimes On Campus, December 9, 2014
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Lessons of Rolling Stone's UVA Catastrophe: We Can't Prevent Rape If We're Deluded About It, December 9, 2014

Mothers Must Speak Up for Their Sons on Campus, December 8, 2014
Radical feminists seek out accusations to prove a theory; innocent young men pay the price.

We Should Name Rape Accusers, December 8, 2014
It is time to lift the veil of anonymity. 

The UVA Story Unravels: Feminist Agitprop and Rape-Hoax Denialism, December 8, 2014

The College Rape Overcorrection, December 7, 2014
Sexual assault on campus is a serious problem. But efforts to protect women from a putative epidemic of violence have led to misguided policies that infringe on the civil rights of men

It’s Women Who Suffer When We Don’t Ask Questions, December 6, 2014
Perhaps the lessons of the UVA story will help us balance our support for victims with the presumption of innocence.

Sex crimes on campus, December 6, 2014
Professors as judges
The folly of letting amateurs handle serious crimes

The UVA Rapists Should Not Have Been Expelled (Virginia), November 26, 2014
Treating rape as akin to plagiarism trivializes violence against women.
New Factor in Campus Sexual Assault Cases: Counsel for the Accused, November 19, 2014

Mothers of accused college rapists fight back, November 12, 2014
Allison Strange talks weekly with mothers of accused college rapists, who say the system was stacked against their sons

Editorial: Yes means what?! October 26, 2014
Affirmative Consent on College Campus
Some Harvard Professors Oppose Policy on Assaults, October 15, 2014

OpEd: Rethink Harvard’s sexual harassment policy, October 15, 2014

In California and on college campuses across America, sex is now presumptive rape based solely on an accusation -- and no, that's not hyperbole, October 13, 2014

The Culture of Campus ‘Rape Culture’, October 11, 2014
It’s a mistake to conflate that with the abduction of the University of Virginia undergraduate.

California's Sexual Consent Law Will Ruin Good Sex for Women, October 7, 2014
And it won't stop rape

Yes means yes, says Mr Brown, October 2, 2014
Is California’s new standard for consent the future for America?

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule, September 29, 2014

‘Withholding Sex’ Now Considered ‘Sexual Violence’ at U of M (MI), September 26, 2014
 Also “discounting the partner's feelings regarding sex.”

At U-M, Sexual Violence Includes 'Discounting Feelings,' 'Withholding Sex' (MI), September 25, 2014

Their Kinky College Romance Ended Badly. So Did the School's Sexual-Assault Investigation, September 17, 2014

Presumed Guilty at Princeton, September 17, 2014
Another university limits due process in sexual assault cases.

Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense? August 29, 2014

Campus Assault Bill Sent to California Governor (CA), August 29, 2014

California Passes First-Ever Bill to Define Sexual Consent on College Campuses, August 28, 2014

Campus Sex Assaults Draw State Scrutiny, August 28, 2014

Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back, August 20, 2014

‘Affirmative Consent’ U (CA), August 11, 2014
Young Men’s Rights in Peril

Campus-rape bill comes under heavy fire (CA), August 10, 2014
'Will make it difficult to protect a young man from false accusations'

California lawmakers to debate ‘yes means yes’ sexual assault law, August 10, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges, August 1, 2014

6 questions for the sponsors of the new campus sexual assault bill, July 31, 2014

Bipartisan Senate bill on campus sexual assault seeks to insure that every accusation is tantamount to a finding of guilt, July 31, 2014

Is the Campus Rape Crisis Overblown? July 10, 2014

Campus-assault crackdown provoking expensive backlash, July 5, 2014
Accused students fighting back against Obama admin's lower evidence standard

Cathy Young ‘Teach men not to rape’: Turn off the outrage machine, June 29, 2014

Rage Against the Outrage Machine, June 23, 2014
The most searing critiques of George Will's much-maligned column on rape misrepresent his arguments, illustrating a common flaw in American public discourse.

Editorial: In Defense of George Will, June 15, 2014

You won't believe new campus rules on 'rape' (CA), June 15, 2014
Student expelled 'due to pressure from federal government'

A Campus Dilemma: Sure, 'No' Means 'No,' But Exactly What Means 'Yes'? June 13, 2014

George Will responds to senators on his sexual assault column, June 13, 2014

Exclusive: Brown University Student Speaks Out on What It’s Like to Be Accused of Rape, June 8, 2014

Students question ‘affirmative consent’ bill designed to combat sexual assaults (CA), June 8, 2014

Crying Rape: Is there really a rape epidemic? Probably not, May 19, 2014

TIME's Cover Story on Campus Rape Probably Will Fuel Rape Hysteria, Innocent Men Beware, May 17, 2014 

Opinion: Colleges can’t play cop in sexual assault investigations, May 14, 2014

Overreaching on Campus Rape, May 13, 2014
DOE rules kill due process, sow confusion and red tape — and do nothing to reduce sexual violence.

Op-Ed Sexual assault on campus and the curse of the hookup culture, May 7, 2014