“Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau confirms to Michael Cavna that Roland Hedley’s readings
from a Sarah Palin tell-all were indeed actual excerpts from Joe McGinniss’s forthcoming bio, ”The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” Cavna points out that newspaper editors across America knew that Trudeau was going to write in his strip
that Palin and ex-NBA star Glen Rice “once had a romantic encounter," but the journalists kept quiet because of an embargo. (Meanwhile, the National Enquirer beat them on the story
.) "As silly as it may sound," writes Cavna, "you -- as a subscribing comic-feature client -- are expected to respect an embargo on such information, whether you care one whit about the salacious/irrelevant/enlightening/boring tale or not."
A Chicago Tribune editor was apparently referring to today's Palin-Rice strip when he said earlier this week that "the storyline begins slowly, but as the week progresses, the remarks become increasingly serious." || Read Janet Maslin's NYT review of McGinniss's book, and The Daily Beast's "6 juiciest leaks" from it.
> Earlier: Miami Herald staffers debate posting of Palin-Rice tryst story