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February 12, 2013

The Human-Interest Story to End Human-Interest Stories

Jack Dickey, who helped break the Manti T'eo girlfriend hoax story for Deadspin, hopes the keen interest in the strange tale helps sink sports sob stories.

Adam Rosen

It takes a special kind of sports story to make Inside Edition. Though professional and collegiate sports aren't exactly trouble-free, they're generally plagued by ho-hum controversies: domestic disputes, match fixing, abuse of deer antler spray. A murder-suicide may be just lurid enough to catch a producer's eye, but in general the long-running TV tabloid seems devoted to more exotic tragedy. (A recent feature, "Real-Life Barbie And Ken Happy To Emmulate [sic] Famous Dolls," is instructive.)

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