Ask Marilyn ® by Marilyn vos Savant is a column in Parade Magazine, published by PARADE, 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA. According to Parade, Marilyn vos Savant is listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame" for "Highest IQ."
In her Parade Magazine column of February 2, 1997, when asked where the Sun appears to rise in the West and set in the East, reports that East end of the Panama Canal is on the Pacific Ocean, and the West end is on the Atlantic Ocean.
You're standing at the North Pole. The Sun begins to rise. Turn toward the Sun and take a step forward. As the Sun continues in its arc, travelling from left to right, you consult your map and see that east is on your left, and west is on your right, and that the Sun is rising in the east and setting in the west, as it usually does.
Take two steps backward. The Sun is still travelling left to right, but your map tells you that west is now on your left, east is on your right, and the Sun appears to be rising in the west and setting in the east.
The story is complicated by the fact of being above the Arctic Circle, but the Sun still rises and sets, just not every day.
This isn't really a case of Marilyn being wrong, just of her missing an obvious, arguably better, (and perhaps the intended) answer. Her answer really had nothing at all to do with the question.
Above 23 degrees north, in the USA for instance, as you face the sun at noon, the sun appears to have risen on your left and will set on your right. In the southern hemisphere at higher latitudes, that will be reversed, inducing the appearance of the effect of the original question.