The reporter in question was obviously not aware of the issues with Kip when he wrote the article. When he found out he was not happy.
He would have a harder time writing about Kip's misadventures for the Flint Journal because of Libel concerns. You can get away with it on the internet but it is much harder in print.
Bill Khan, the reporter, is a decent runner in his own right. He has run 3:15 or so for the marathon which isn't half bad for a guy in his late 40s. He is just as annoyed as the rest of us about Kip's antics.
So you are saying that a professional journalist can't find the words to tell his readers that some of the "facts" he reported in an earlier story have now come to be questioned. Really? The libel issue is Journalism 101 and, with a properly conservative clarification, no threat whatsoever. Seems like the reporter would want to clarify the original versus leaving it out there and allowing others to believe he stands by it.