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July 12, 2012

Freeh Report Shocker: Powerful Men Will Cover-up Rape & Abuse for Own Selfish Interests!

The Freeh Report on the Penn State rape scandal came out today. Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
A special investigator today condemned Penn State University leadership for what he called "the total disregard for the safety and welfare" of children who were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.  
"The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," investigator Louis Freeh said in remarks prepared for a 10 a.m. news conference.  
[snip] 
"Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University -- President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno -- failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade," according to the report. "These men concealed Sandusky's activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky's victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001.  
"Further, they exposed this child to additional harm by alerting Sandusky, who was the only one who knew the child's identity, of what (graduate assistant Mike) McQueary saw in the shower on the night of February, 9, 2001," according to the report.
I am completely shocked by the revelations!

Never before in the history of mankind have we seen powerful men from any company, religion, institution, industry, system (such as slavery), prison, government, military or family unit turn a blind eye to or actively cover-up -- let alone participate in -- the rape/abuse/exploitation of children and women (and other men) for their own selfish interests (nor would any women be their allies in this so their own little worlds would not be disturbed one tiny bit).

In the case of Penn State, the leadership actually did this so that their own careers -- and the moving of a ball up and down a field -- would be protected.

Shocking! Shocking, I tell you!

We can now all go back to our lives and forget that this exact same thing happens daily.

Fuck Joe Paterno. Fuck Penn State. Fuck the Patriarchy.

5 comments:

Heir to the Throne said...

The true victims of Jerry Sandusky according to Maria.
Females, Homosexuals and Minorities.

All white Heterosexual males to blame for the actions of Jerry Sandusky.

Remember when Penn State‬ was considered the gold standard of a independent and trustworthy investigator for itself.

Special Report doesn't mention that investigation has cleared Mann. Penn State assembled a committee of scientists and department heads to investigate whether Mann had engaged in "research misconduct." In February, Penn State released the initial results of its inquiry. Among its conclusions was that there was "no credible evidence" that Mann had "ever engaged in, or participated in, directly or indirectly, any actions with an intent to suppress or to falsify data" and "no credible evidence" that Mann had "engaged in, or participated in, directly or indirectly, any actions with intent to delete, conceal or otherwise destroy emails, information and/or data."

The results of a final investigation were obtained by The Washington Post on July 1. The committee stated that "there is no substance to the allegation against" Mann

EdHeath said...

Holy Cats, HTTT, that is serious gibberish. Jerry Sandusky does not commit every occurrence of pedophilia in the US. Penn State does not cover up every occurrence of Pedophilia in the US. But the sort of attitude that allowed Spanier, Schultz, Curley and Paterno to ignore that Sandusky is a pedophile, something they knew for over a decade, is the same attitude society at large takes towards the "the rape/abuse/exploitation of children and women (and other men)". This is especially true when the offenders are connected to a powerful institution, such as priests in the Catholic Church. It's a comparison, and exactly the opposite of saying that only Jerry Sandusky is to blame for the "rape/abuse/exploitation of children and women (and other men)". You inserted homosexuals and minorities, I don't see where she mentioned them at all. Putting words in Maria's mouth?

But the silliest of all is your link to a Media Matters report about how Fox News failed to report on how a Penn State Academic Investigation exonerated Michael Mann. Fox News could have claimed the investigation was biased or incomplete, instead they didn't mention the conclusions at all. The story you linked to is about Fox News lying to its viewers.

Dayvoe said...

Ed;

I can't stop laughing at what HTTT wrote.

It's just so funny.

Maria Lupinacci said...

And, he missed the one HUGE ACTUAL ERROR in what I wrote: I misspelled "shocker" in the headline!

Maria said...

NOTE: I have now corrected that mistake.