So That Happened: Rand Paul School Of Journalism Open For Business

Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Milford, N.H. Paul, a newly de
Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Milford, N.H. Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned? In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Paul would not say where, in his view, a pregnant woman’s rights begin and those of the fetus end.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

This week, we discuss the fallout from the Columbia Journalism Review report on Rolling Stone's discredited campus rape story, Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign strategy of talking down to reporters, and why Democrats have been obscuring their support for more deregulation of big banks.

Listen to this week's "So, That Happened" podcast below:

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Some highlights from this week:

"It's so common, the regular rapes, where someone is passed-out drunk and someone has sex with them. They feel violated and traumatized, and why is their story not good enough for a Rolling Stone reporter?" -- Laura Bassett on CJR's Rolling Stone report

"When a reporter asks him a question, rather than answer the question, we first get a lecture from the Rand Paul School of Journalism. And with journalism schools, you pay a lot of money for very little, so I appreciate the fact that Rand Paul doesn't charge." -- Jason Linkins on the Kentucky senator's "mansplaining"

"Sometimes bipartisan is fine. It's OK at times. But oftentimes it just means doubly corrupt." -- Zach Carter on Democratic support for bank deregulation

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Links about things mentioned in this episode:

"A Rape On Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)

"Rolling Stone’s investigation: 'A failure that was avoidable'" by Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll and Derek Kravitz (CJR)

"I gave you about a five-minute answer. Put in my five-minute answer," Rand Paul speaking to AP reporter Phillip Elliot (AP)

You can follow Laura Bassett, Zach Carter and Jason Linkins on Twitter.

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