mmmm The students at Penn State are mad at the media = furious at the media. I think it was a CNN van they turned over. They got it right. Wish I had been there to help them. Kidding, of course.
These kids know the score and they see that Paterno has been made a scapegoat, leveling all the blame at him, almost as if he was the one who did the dirty deeds.
I read the Grand Jury Report and it plainly stated that it was the head of this institution who was responsible to notify the police and the child welfare 48 hours of being notified of this offense in 2002.
Sandusky and others have barely been mentioned in the national coverage. And though Schultz, and Curley have been charged and the President, Graham Spanier has been fired, all the blitz has been directed at the coach.
I do think it’s a shame that this old man has to leave his life’s work under a cloud that the liberal media has caused. I wonder if he would have been fired if it had not been for this adverse coverage. Maybe he should have been fired but I don’t think so.
I think these students know this was a witch hunt, a media hit job. HLN is commenting that the Penn State students care more about football than they do the victims of sexual assault. Maybe they just know who is really responsible. Just maybe.
Meanwhile, Sandusky is out on bail probably molesting more boys.
Direct quote from the Grand Jury Report:
Although (Gary) Schultz oversaw the Univeristy Police as part of his position, he never reported the 2002 incident to the University Police or other police agency…..
The Grand Jury concludes that the sexual assault of the minor made in 2002 should have been reported to the Penn. Department of Public Welfare and/or a law enforcement agency such as the university Police or Penn State Police. The univ by its senior staff Gary Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and Tim Curley Athletic Director was notified by two different Penn State state employees of the alleged sexual exploitation of that youth. Pennsylvanie mandatory reporting statute for suspected child abuse (statute #) provides that when a staff member reports abuse, pursuant to statute, the person in charge of the school or institution has the responsibility and legal obligation to report or cause such a report to be made….within 48 hours.
And I don’t even like football.
Posted: 11.10.11 @ 5:48 p.m.