Facts? We don't need no steenkin' facts. Liberals aren't going to let mere facts get in the way of a good story.
In a Politico magazine article on the UVA rape accusation debacle, in which the accuser's allegations have unraveled, Julia Horowitz, an assistant managing editor at the college paper The Daily Cavalier, claimed "to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake."
[I]t is becoming increasingly clear that the story that blew the lid off campus sexual assault has some major, major holes. Ultimately, though, from where I sit in Charlottesville, to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake....
It is no accident that the article came out, and it became apparent almost immediately that there were very tangible things we needed to discuss.
Yes, the story was sensational. But even the most sensational story, it seems, can contain frightening elements of truth.
Of course! Facts can be so, well, inconvenient. Viva the "narrative." We're with the Alice in Wonderland Queen: "sentence first — verdict afterwards."