Hypocrisy in Media's Penn State Storyline

The Penn State University football scandal has been ugly in a variety of ways, but not all of them are immediately obvious.  In particular, the mainstream press, so proud of its progressive views on most moral matters, showed the puritanical streak they always reveal when a person widely believed to be of good moral character can be knocked down and branded a hypocrite.  The media coverage in this case displayed the classic American journalism tactic of conveying salacious stories under cover of moral indignation.  This was obvious in the rush to make Penn State football coach Joe Paterno the center of the story. The real focus should naturally have been former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State officials who knowingly covered up the knowledge of Sandusky's misdeeds. What Sandusky allegedly did to so many innocent boys over the course of at least two decades and probably more ought to be enough to make him the obvious villain in this...(Read Full Article)

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