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12:33 PM, July 24th, 2012

Yes, jaw-dropped Penn State students, Penn State got what it deserved, according to Buzz Bissinger

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4:52 PM, June 20th, 2012

“You work out with Mr. Sandusky?” McGettigan asked.

“Yes, in the weight room,” the witness said.

“You ever take a shower with Mr. Sandusky?”

“Not once,” was the terse reply.

Jerry Sandusky’s trial is winding down. Here’s our recap of the defense’s last day of arguments
11:02 AM, January 6th, 2012
Frontpage: Friday, Jan. 6th
  1. Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.5%: 200,000 jobs created in December, which exceeded the forecast of 155,000. While this will certainly help President Obama’s reelection bid, he will still likely have the highest unemployment rate of any sitting president since WWII.
  2. Santorum Has Lucrative Ties: While in the Senate, Santorum sponsored at least two bills that won hundreds of millions for Universal Health Services. After his Senate stint, he joined their board in 2006. 
  3. Explosions Kill 25 in Syria: A suicide bomber killed an estimated 25 people and wounded another 46 in Damascus Friday. 
  4. Penn State Hires New Head Coach: After an eight-week search, Penn State has hired New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to head the team. 
  5. Ex-Turkish General Arrested Over Coup: Former Turkish military chief Gen. Ilker Basbug was jailed Friday for allegations of leading a terror organization and attempting to stage a coup against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2009. 

Photo: Marek Solczynski, from Poland, and Charles John Brown, from the United States, lay on the floor before being appointed bishops by Pope Benedict XVI at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican. (Gabriel Bouys, AFP / Getty Images)

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3:56 PM, December 7th, 2011

msnbc:

Jerry Sandusky has been re-arrested at his home in State College, Pa. on new sexual abuse charges involving boys, with bail set at $250,000.

The testimony in the latest charges is gut-wrenching: A young man told a grand jury that Sandusky’s wife ignored his screams for help while Sandusky raped him in the basement of their home.

Sadly, more and more it’s sounding like we could have taken the question mark out of the headline: The Wives of Sex Offenders: Was Dottie Sandusky Complicit?

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5:29 PM, December 6th, 2011
In the aftermath of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal—and newer allegations at Syracuse—some of the most perplexing questions to arise have been about the women who shared the alleged molesters’ beds while it was all happening. How on earth could they not have known? Does it take a certain kind of woman to live this kind of lie?
Reblogged from Newsweek
4:08 PM, December 5th, 2011

In the aftermath of sex-abuse scandals at Penn State — and now Syracuse — one of the most perplexing questions has been about the women who shared the beds of the accused. How on earth could they not have known?

…researchers say that cluelessness is typical: pedophiles’ wives are usually in the dark. What seems to fool the women over and over, says University of Arizona psychologist Judith Becker, is that the abusers are usually charismatic and popular—not creepy loners like the one who lives with his mom in the movie Little Children.

12:08 PM, November 30th, 2011
You have nothing to feel ashamed of. I want you to know you didn’t do anything wrong. Please know that you were chosen by a monster. It’s not your fault. You didn’t ask for it and, most of all, you didn’t deserve it.
Writer-director Tyler Perry • In an open letter, published by The Daily Beast, to an 11-year-old alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky case. “Do you know that at the young age of 11 you had more courage than all the adults who let you down?” he writes. “All of the ones who didn’t go to the proper authorities, all of the ones who were worried about their careers, reputations, or livelihoods. All of the ones who didn’t want to get involved. Or even the ones who tried to convince your mother not to fight. You are stronger than them all! I wonder what they would have done if it were their own child.” You rock, Tyler. (via shortformblog)
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1:00 PM, November 17th, 2011

“We know you have a lot to think about right now and we hope that Penn State Law is among the top law schools you are considering.”

An email sent out to prospective Penn State Law school students

The school says the offer to waive their $60 application fee is standard practice in attempting to recruit students scoring within a particular range on their LSAT, and not related “to the recent allegations regarding some Penn State personnel.”

10:25 AM, November 16th, 2011
The Associated Press reported last night that it had obtained an email sent by McQueary to a friend in which, contradicting the grand-jury account, he said he did stop what he saw and did report the matter to the police. That means McQueary now has a credibility issue; defense attorneys make their living off credibility issues.

(Source: thedailybeast.com)

3:00 PM, November 15th, 2011
…many folks are conjuring up different kinds of retributive punishments for him to suffer—punishments dished out at the hands of his future fellow prisoners; preferably by a huge dude named Bubba.
Mansfield Frazer on what will happen to Sandusky in prison, if convicted (hint: no one named Bubba will be involved, probably). 
5:05 PM, November 11th, 2011
Well, unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to put out the fire, but we can do a nice job of containing the fire so that it’s not igniting so quickly and so fully that it burns down the entire forest.
Michael Davison, a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the head of a community-based sex-offender program on the effects of chemical castration as a form of treatment for sex offenders.
2:31 PM, November 10th, 2011
We need to stop the daintiness and describe the alleged offenses for what they truly are in the vernacular to somehow try to capture the monstrousness. Not anal intercourse or oral sex, which sounds clinical, but butt-f—-ing and blow jobs and cock-grabbing and pants-groping and other assorted acts that the 67-year-old Sandusky allegedly inflicted on eight minor victims over a 15-year span, according to the 23-page grand-jury report, and resulted in 40 counts of serial sex abuse of minors.
That’s Buzz Bissinger on the Penn State sex scandal. (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
12:42 PM, November 10th, 2011

buzzfeed:

Every single one of these idiots would have been better off sitting in their dorm rooms last night and reading the indictment.

[25 Photos Of Penn State Students Rioting Over The Firing Of A Child Molester Enabler]

Our complete coverage of the Penn State scandal, including Buzz Bissinger on the “evil that major college sports programs in this country [has] become.”  

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10:14 AM, November 9th, 2011

Apparently the students and residents of Penn State are still huge fans of Joe Paterno, despite his negligence in reporting the alleged sexual abuse of young boys.

(Source: youtube.com)

6:01 PM, November 8th, 2011
Sometimes we were guilty of regarding him as more deity than man, as if he presided over us in mythological stand-up form. He was as much our own conscience as he was a football coach, and we made that pact and imbued him with that sort of power because we believed he would wield it more responsibly than any of us ever could. Maybe that was naïve, but we came of age in a place known as Happy Valley and naïveté was part of the package, and now that word isn’t in our dictionaries anymore.

Growing Up Penn State, by Michael Weinreb

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