The Catholic League president, Dr. Bill Donohue, cited the magazine's author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, for a "new low in yellow journalism." He then chronicled a number of falsehoods and misleading passages from Erdely.
Rolling Stone should stick to what it does best, reporting on music and the entertainment business, and leave issues like religion to those who are better suited to address it. Serious journalism is the work of serious journalists. It should be clear by now that Sabrina Rubin Erdely is not among them.
– Dave Pierre is the author of the book, Double Standard: Abuse Scandals and the Attack on the Catholic Church. Dave is also the creator of TheMediaReport.com and is a contributing writer to NewsBusters.org, the popular media-bias blog of the Media Research Center.