Posts tagged "penn state scandal"

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 by former FBI investigator Joeseph Freeh. But as 9 a.m. rolled around -- the appointed time when the 267-page report's details would be released and…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2012

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 bring the rope." Greta then asked if Sarah might want the justice system to run its course first and Sarah replied, "Hang him from the highest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2011

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 lawyer, Joe Amendola, was also interviewed and said that not only does he believe his client…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2011

Jerry Sandusky Denies Charges, Admits To Showering With Kids

Last night, Jerry Sandusky was interviewed by telephone by NBC's Bob Costas on "Rock Center." Sandusky, of course, is the former assistant football coach at Penn State who is accused child sexual abuse against eight alleged victims. When asked by Costas if he is a pedophile, Sandusky replied with a curt, "No." But he did…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2011

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 who protect child rapists!) are the kind of evil even the Devil wants nothing to do with. [Hulu] Did you know that Jerry Sandusky,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 14, 2011

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 writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold.  The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011

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 is an utterly tragic case for obvious reasons; Sandusky is accused of molesting and raping eight boys over a period of 15 year…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011

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, throwing rocks and overturning a news van, shouting, "We want JoePa!" Their loyalty is disturbing. Joe Paterno, yes, has a reputation for being one of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011

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 covering up after being heavily criticized for not doing more to bring allegations of sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to the attention of authorities.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2011