The Rapid Downfall of Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner Was Years in the Making

From a Washington Post story by Paul Farhi and Will Sommer headlined “The rapid downfall of Jann Wenner was years in the making”:

Jann Wenner spent 55 years building his legacy as a media entrepreneur, godfather of New Journalism and tastemaker for the baby boomer generation.

It took a single interview for him to throw a good deal of it away.

Just days after Wenner was quoted in a New York Times interview describing female and Black artists as insufficiently “articulate” to make his list of rock’s greatest figures, the co-founder of Rolling Stone has been denounced by not one but two of the institutions he helped create.