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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sarah Palin: A rogue sports reporter

I never thought I’d be writing about Sarah Palin.
After all, I’m a sports reporter and she is a rogue.
But there is a story that Palin allegedly had a brief relationship with Glen Rice back in 1987.
Rice was playing for the University of Michigan then, and the Wolverines were involved in the Great Alaska Shootout.
He was a junior at U-M and Palin was fresh out of college working as a sports reporter at television station KTUU.
Rice has supposedly confirmed the brief encounter, according to “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” Joe McGinniss’ soon-to-be published book.
So be it. On a personal level, I don’t have any problem with a Palin-Rice one-on-one fast break.
But it’s different on a professional level. A reporter sleeping with a player pretty much obliterates every journalistic ethic there is.
So much for objectivity.
Less than a year later, Palin married her husband, Todd.


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