Posts tagged "joe paterno"

The Soapbox: You Are Not A Good Guy

“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2013 - 11:00 am

Penn State Students Prevented From Watching Joe Paterno Report

This morning, students at Penn State University were watching television in anticipation of the release of the Freeh Report, the inquiry into the Penn State sex abuse scandal headed up…

Julie Gerstein | July 12, 2012 - 11:50 am

Damning Penn State Report Released

Today’s most anticipated news event has arrived: The 9am ET release of the so-called Freeh Report, Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal based on more than…

Newser | July 12, 2012 - 10:10 am

Today’s Lady News: 24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize

Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old reporter at the Patriot News, won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for breaking the story about former Coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral

Joe Paterno’s death caused, to put it mildly, mixed reactions: The Hollywood Reporter has a roundup, and it includes everything from George HW Bush’s glowing remembrance of the Penn State coach to this…

Newser | January 23, 2012 - 10:10 am

Legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dead At Age 85

Joe Paterno, the “winningest coach in college football,” who was forced to retire from his position as head coach of Penn State’s football team following the Jerry Sandusky/child rape scandal,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 22, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Morning Quickies: Sarah Palin Says “Hang Sandusky From The Highest Tree”

Sarah Palin was asked about Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky during an appearance on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox yesterday and said, “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2011 - 10:20 am

Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Impregnated A Teenager, Plus More B.S. From McQueary And Paterno!

Earlier today, I posted the video from last night’s interview between NBC’s Bob Costas and accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky. What I didn’t point out then was that Sandusky’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Penn State Scandal: Even The Devil Is Disgusted

The Devil appeared on “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Weekend Update” and quit his job upon learning the details of the Penn State scandal. Because people who rape children (and people…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 14, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

It’s clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday’s piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I’m going to keep…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 11, 2011 - 11:20 am

The Soapbox: “What If Jerry Sandusky’s Victims Had Been Girls?” Is A Misguided Question, Jezebel

Earlier today, I wrote about the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the sexual abuse allegations against his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. It…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 10, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Penn State Students Protesting Joe Paterno’s Firing Need A Reality Check

Last night, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university. Thousands of students reacted by rioting,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 10, 2011 - 10:40 am

Morning Quickies: Ashton Kutcher Mistakenly Defends Ousted Penn State Coach

Ashton Kutcher, who has focused his charity work with Demi Moore on stopping child sex trafficking, tweeted support for Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach who was fired for

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2011 - 10:20 am