The Penn State madness has turned into another witch hunt, as these things will. There’s nothing for it and, when it’s all said and done, our kids won’t be any safer from these monsters than they were before. Sickos like this have always been around and always will be — until the cover-ups stop and the punishment exceeds the crime.
Meanwhile, the Media gnashes its rubber teeth over who is guilty of what, and continues to misrepresent what Sandusky is alleged to have done.
The pedophile is a person who thinks about sexual behavior with children, and the Pederast does these things. He lays hands on innocent children, he penetrates them and changes their lives forever.
Those are a couple of the Good Doctor’s lines from his 2003 indictment of Georgie Bush, Jr. (You can find the article here.) That quote has been running though my head since last Saturday when this bomb of shame and horror finally blew. From what I’ve read on the wire, Sandusky is (alleged) to be the latter though the Media continues to label him as the former.
I worked on a newspaper for a while myself and accuracy in all things was not only demanded but accepted as the bedrock of good reporting. But, once again, in their rush to be the first screamer with the loudest voice the Media gets it wrong.
Or maybe headlines screaming ‘pedophile!’ sell more papers.
Not that there’s anything to be done about it. They got it wrong and it’ll stay wrong. Pedophilia and Pederasty are one and the same in the public’s mind.
Still, it’s another one of those times I can’t help but wonder what HST would say about this mess.
And don’t misunderstand — this is in no way a defense of Sandusky or any of the thugs running Penn State. If these things happened as they appear to have, Sandusky’s hands need to be chopped off and made into a necklace he’ll wear for the rest of his life. The same goes for all those who abetted him . . . allegedly.