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"The Betrayal of Joe Paterno" Chapter Seven: The Freeh Report

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE FREEH REPORT

One of the more amazing elements of this entire saga is that Louis Freeh is somehow still perceived as a highly respected and credible investigator. Quite literally, it would be difficult to find a more suspect investigative history from someone who had once been the director of the modern FBI. Had the media wanted to do so, creating the narrative that Freeh is a fraud would have been far easier than the one they concocted that Joe Paterno was obviously a pedophile protector.

"The Betrayal of Joe Paterno" Chapter Eight: The NCAA

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE NCAA

When the Freeh Report hit, the Paterno forces and their supporters were much like a battered and demoralized army who had already endured what they thought was the worst battle they could ever possibly face, only to be then hit with a nuclear bomb they didn’t even know existed. As unprepared as they were for the initial onslaught, they were even less ready for the second wave of devastating attacks.

"The Betrayal of Joe Paterno" Chapter Nine: Playing From Far Behind

CHAPTER NINE: PLAYING FROM FAR BEHIND

After the statue was taken away and NCAA sanctions were implemented, I personally went from being simply outraged at what I saw happening, to feeling an immensely strong need to be part of at least trying to correct the injustice. It may sound insane (it did even to my wife) but I was absolutely positive that I was the person in the country most qualified to find out the truth and tell the story of what really happened here.

I felt this way because of several important factors.

"The Betrayal of Joe Paterno" Chapter Ten: Conclusions

CHAPTER TEN: CONCLUSIONS

One year after the release of the Freeh Report, this is what seems to be reality of the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal and its impact on the State College community:

ESPN's Penn State Legend Todd Blackledge Gives "Framing Paterno" His Most Extensive Interview on the Topic

Todd Blackledge, the quarterback of Joe Paterno's first official national championship team and a prominent commentator on ESPN, has done his most extensive interview to date on the issues surrounding the Jerry Sandusky scandal with John Ziegler.

Rodney Erickson is a Gutless Idiot Who Admitted Being Forced to Sign the NCAA Consent Decree

I have had a lot of very strange and unique experiences in my career when it comes to trying to confront public figures and hold them accountable when no one else in the media would for things that they have done wrong. I have gone after the likes of O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Barbara Boxer, Katie Couric, David Keene, Tiger Woods, Mark Schwartz, and Mark Emmert (among others), but I have never had an experience quite like what occurred when I went to “visit” Penn State President Rodney Erickson last night.

John Ziegler and Kevin Slaten Review "Costas Tonight" and Rip News Media

Here is the audio of an entertaining and informative appearance on the Kevin Slaten show where we review the "Costas Tonight" special and the media coverage of it.

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Here is Video of the Entire "Costas Tonight" Special on the Freeh Report

Thanks to Layton Harman for recording and posting this material. Here are the links to the entire "Costas Tonight" special on the Freeh Report.

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjHWa8tEsxA

My Review of the "Costas Tonight" Special on Freeh Report

My disdain for the media is pretty well known. In fact, I doubt anyone as ever been seen by more people on American TV while attacking the hosts of the very shows they were on than me. I am also a pessimist by nature and, because of that, I had low expectations for the "Costas Tonight" special on NBC Sports Network, even though I had spoken to Bob Costas twice about the subject after my interview with Jerry Sandusky.

What The Media Coverage of the Boston Bombings Tells Us About PSU/Sandusky

I am a big believer that, if you look closely enough, the truth will almost always eventually reveal itself, even if it ends up happening in unusual ways. Such is how I see the media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings when it comes to evaluating the legitimacy (or lack thereof) of how the media reacted to Penn State’s “role” in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, as well as an important element of what actually happened in that case.

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