Your editor has asked a number of writers for several media outlets, including major "conservative" sites, if they even bothered to contact Rice and ask him if McGinness' allegation is true, and if they did not ask him, why not? Not a single one among them would answer the question. Not a one. Now Rob Port addresses the same question at The Say Anything Blog:
Author Joe McGinnis, whose hit-piece on Sarah Palin called The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin has been causing a stir of late, talked with Newsweek about his book and claims that it is (as the New York Times put it, “caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.”I find it to be nothing short of staggering that conservatives have been railing against the "liberal media" for years now, and it turns out that the "conservative media" appears to be no more interested in getting the truth (or at least doing basic, fair reporting) than their counterparts on the left. At least there are a few bloggers willing to go where "journalists" don't dare to tread.
McGinnis was asked about the most salacious claim in the book, that a young Sarah Palin had sex with basketball star Glen Rice, and it’s revealed that McGinnis apparently never asked Rice directly if he and Palin had a romantic relationship. Rather, he just extrapolated that conclusion from Rice’s ambiguous answer to an indirect question.
Nothing like manufacturing your own conclusions.
Hannity is right. Journalism is truly dead.