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Maddow feels burned by Stanford newspaper, which outed her when she was a student


In 1990, some 18 years before she would become a host on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow was a 17-year-old freshman at Stanford, and she thought it was kind of crazy that nobody else in her class of 1,000 was “out.”

She tells Newsweek/The Daily Beast that she agreed to do an interview with the Stanford Daily about her plans to publicly reveal she was a lesbian.

Maddow said she still feels emotional about being outed that way. “I feel acutely angry at myself for having put myself in that position,” she said.

Maddow graduated from Castro Valley High School and Stanford. She’s a former San Francisco ACT-UP activist and hosted a show on the Air America radio network before she was hired by MSNBC.

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