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BTN doesn't air Freeh presser; claims they're not a news organization

BTN doesn't air Freeh presser; claims they're not a news organization
Despite what you may think, despite how things might appear, BTN, which stands for Big Ten Network, is not a news organization. We were puzzled by why they didn’t cover the Joe Paterno firing in November, and they were harshly criticized for doing so. Today numerous networks, including ESPN, MSNBC  and CNN, interrupted their regular programming schedule to air this morning’s press conference detailing the findings of Penn State’s internal investigation regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. However, Big Ten Network did not air investigator Louis Freeh’s press conference, instead sticking with a replay of the ’11 Ohio State-Purdue football game. The move is drawing harsh criticism on Twitter. SI.com’s Richard Deitsch wrote it is “another missed opportunity for credibility & educating viewers” for BTN...

Louis Freeh report forever disgraces the Joe Paterno legacy

Louis Freeh report forever disgraces the Joe Paterno legacy
The Louis Freeh report, a Penn State internal investigation lacking subpoena power, was released today and the results are scathing for Joe Paterno, the Paterno family and the Paterno legacy. It’ll never be the same again. After today, even those painted a halo over Paterno’s head on a mural in Happy Valley will realize the falseness of their idol. It’ll be very inappropriate for Penn State football and general human morals and values to have that Paterno statue remain outside the football stadium, or retain the Paterno name on the library after today. The disgraced trio of Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were ready to go to the authorities in 2001, and deal with Jerry Sandusky and his serial child rape. Paterno shot it down...

Penn St covered up Sandusky? CNN uncovers alarming emails

Penn St covered up Sandusky? CNN uncovers alarming emails
Newly released emails from 2001 by the disgraced Penn State trio of former officials (Gary Schultz, Graham Spanier and Tim Curley) discussed Jerry Sandusky and appeared to reference Joe Paterno. Check that, they imply deference not reference to Paterno. As if to say what Joe Paterno wanted, Joe Paterno got. CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported on... Read more »
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