Monday, July 23, 2012

The statue's gone…who's satisfied?

No one should take much comfort from the removal of the Joe Paterno statue. It's too simplistic, too media driven. It's a very public, very irrelevant, very evening news-ish kind of thing.

Why does it seem like it's easier for "the authorities" to take down his statue that it was for "the authorities" to stop a child abuser who preyed on young boys in the locker rooms at Penn State? Does anyone think that the politically correct satisfaction of removing the statue is an offset to the grief of Sandusky's victims and their families?

This is media-sponsored morality. It's depressing. It's irrelevant.

If the Penn State leadership and the media moguls want to do something relevant, they should set up national hotlines for reporting child abuse.

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