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UVA Board Chair Decries "Drive By" Journalism

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image.

Rector George K. Martin spoke Friday at a special board meeting on campus, giving his most expansive comments since doubt was cast on a Rolling Stone article that described a culture of sexual violence hiding in plain sight at U.Va.

The article, published last month, described in graphic detail an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house on campus. Many of the students described in the article have since said the magazine's account is misleading and wrong. The magazine has since apologized for what it calls discrepancies.

Martin said the university had suffered the "full fury of drive by journalism."
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