Parker: “I believe there’s still a place out there for a reporter like me”

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Former Detroit News sports columnist Rob Parker claims that the response to his question to the Lions’ coach was “about 60-40 positive.” He recalls how a Columbia j-school prof said she wanted more out of him. “She said, ‘Robert, I want you to stick the knife in, turn it and draw blood. That is the way you have to be a reporter. You’ve got to get the information, you’ve got to go after it. You can’t be soft on it.’ And that’s my approach, and that’s the only way I know how to do that job.”

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