Penn State: Yellow Journalism and Deep Pockets
Filed Under: Opinion, Sports | Posted: 11/23/2011 at 10:57PM
Comments | Region: Pennsylvania | United States
With all the "yellow journalism" and spins which have been reported regarding the Penn State sex scandal, it clearly has been evident that there is a "deep pockets" mentality and agenda behind the madness…
Mr. Sandusky thus far has only admitted to "showering" and "snapping a towel" with underage boys, and I guess if this was a crime, than a good many parents of young children just might be guilty of child abuse or "crimes against children."
But maybe that is the point, or at least convincing the public that your local teacher, high school coach or priest just may be a sexual predator if he so much as "touches" your child, or engages in horseplay and showers with him.
There has been a widely publicized grand jury indictment circulating on the net.
Without so much as a date stamp on it.
This story has been in the news now for over three weeks, without an end in sight.
The Penn State Athletic Department and Administration has been purged of any and all who just might have had knowledge of a hearsay accusation made by one of the coaches, who was retained until just prior to their game against Nebraska, and after a head coach had been summarily dismissed.
Much has been reported about Joe Paterno’s pension and retirement fund, and just how much he will stand to continue to earn even after his dismissal, and that his house was deeded to his wife several months ago, and that he has been diagnosed with cancer…
Although not a Pennsylvanian except by birth and a short four years living in the East Coast mostly in Jersey thereafter, I may be disgusted by the amount of the pension and retirement plan for a public employee if even that is true, attempting to hijack the pension of an 84 year old man diagnosed with cancer at this point is even more despicable.
With all the unidentified "victims" now coming out of the woodwork, and the progression of this story although the accused has only been indicted, and not found guilty of any criminal charges, with civil suits already being initiated by the "victims" families, sounds to me like we have one of those "deep pockets" cases going on here…slinging enough mud around far and wide hoping that at least some of it will eventually stick for the prosecution of these civil cases.
The "deep pockets" civil lawyer style justice.
And the "deep pockets" which will be affected definitely will be those of the Pennsylvania taxpayers, and all American taxpayers in the end, since Penn State, it has been reported, receives one of the largest government grants of any university in the country.
THIS is American justice? Flinging mud everywhere when the criminal case has yet to be determined, and in this country the accused is SUPPOSED TO BE innocent until proven guilty by a jury of his peers, and not public pressure due to a media now that also has been sensationalized beyond measure?
I think not.