How The Media May Have Framed Joe Paterno
I'm posting this, not to start a debate, but to try to illustrate this whole thing from a Penn Stater's point of view. Many of you will probably not bother to read it because you've already made up your minds. But if you actually care about the victims, censorship of the media, and knowing the actual truth beyond the headlines, then please take the time to read.
I am not posting this because I'm a "JoePa hero worshipper" or "drinking the kool-aid". I just want people to see that everything isn't what it seems. Something that those of us closest to this have noticed from the beginning and have been trying to say for months - that the media's portrayal (and therefore what the nation believes) is very different from the reality. We just simply want the real truth to come out. Not hearsay, not assumptions. Truth based on evidence.
Malcolm X said, "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."
This article is not saying that Joe Paterno wasn't at fault, it's just saying that the way the media took this story and spun it, taking it farther away from the truth. He's saying that the media isn't interesting in learning the facts, only making money. What do I think of everything? How do I feel about Joe Paterno? That's a really hard question to ask. I'm hurt and saddened and mad. But I know there is still more evidence coming (Curley and Shultz's trials) and I'm trying to wait to pass judgement until we have more information. What do I think about Sandusky? That I hope he rots in hell for what he has done to those boys and for blackening our community with his deceptions.
Okay that's all. Go ahead and start telling me I'm an enabler and a supporter of child molesters. That I'm a terrible person for simply being guilty of living in this town and wanting to hear the real truth. Everyone who lives here are sickos and aren't putting the victims first. I've heard it all, believe me. Thank you, national media.