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Why did NBC not air the most damning part of Jerry Sandusky-Bob Costas interview?
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/18/2012 | Joe Cowley

Posted on 06/19/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT by mojito

....Then came the sound bite NBC should have aired on every television set around the country as soon it was muttered from Sandusky’s mouth.

“Well — you might think that,’’ Sandusky said. “I don’t know. In terms of — my relationship with so many, many young people. I would — I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and — and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I’ve helped. There are many that I didn’t have — I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways.’’

Instead, they sat on it.

An NBC news executive emailed me the explanation as, “There were a lot of compelling comments in the original interview, but we did not have time to include them all.’’

What’s truly sad in all of this is NBC’s ignorance is just a small sidebar in a story and trial that continues to tear at the heart of every parent out there.

The prosecution rested its case this week by calling the mother of Victim 9 to the stand, after the now-18-year-old had already detailed that Sandusky had made him bleed by anally raping him. The mother told the jury that she always wondered why her son’s underwear were always missing from the laundry.

The defense then waltzed out its first two witnesses, former Penn State assistant coaches Dick Anderson and Booker Brooks. Their testimony? They, too, had showered with young boys while at Penn State, as if it was regular behavior.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bobcostas; jerrysandusky; nbc; pedophile; pennstate; sandusky
So I'm supposed to believe that the execs as NBC didn't know that Sandusky essentially confessed during the Costas interview?

The corruption is not confined to Penn State.

1 posted on 06/19/2012 11:48:10 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
That was the same question I had when I read the transcript of the Costas interview this morning.

I can't imagine a context where those comments are not completely damning.

2 posted on 06/19/2012 11:56:53 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: mojito

NBC was the last of the slightly reputable new networks back in the Tom Brokaw days.

Was...


3 posted on 06/19/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: mojito

Maybe they shortened the tape because Bob Costas is so damn hard to watch and listen to.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: mojito

Well, my bet is on the possibility that the Big Three Networks, virtually all media not identified as conservative or “fair and balanced” are on the side of the perverts....it’s simple if you think about it.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mojito

Probably one of the conditions for the interview was that Sandusky’s lawyer had the right to edit it. Which is sleazy, but in a different way.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 12:04:30 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: mojito

“The corruption is not confined to Penn State.”

No, I’m sure it is not. What happened at Penn State was that the administration put football ahead of the safety of little boys and I’ve no doubt that no end of atrocities take place that get covered up because of football or some other sport.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 12:04:52 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: mojito
IF Sandusky had gone after little girls instead of boys, you can believe that the media would already be stringing up the rope to a tree and convicting him and advocating the maximum punishment possible under the law.

As the facts demonstrate, Sandusky had a thing for little boys, and the media is reluctant to do it's job because to do so would put the spotlight on homosexual behavior for all the world to see, and they are terrified of offending all the homosexuals who have entrenched themselves in our society.
8 posted on 06/19/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mojito

NBC should change its initials to NamBlaC


9 posted on 06/19/2012 12:19:48 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Baynative

Mr. Costas never smiles.

Watching him is like running fingernails down a blackboard.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: mkjessup

Obama honored Sandusky by naming June National Gay Pride Month...


11 posted on 06/19/2012 12:25:55 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: mkjessup
they are terrified of offending all the homosexuals
100% correct - my bet is homos are the majority in a lot of news and broadcasting, plus advertising. Nice tag line.
12 posted on 06/19/2012 12:30:29 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: RexBeach

I agree, so pompous and self-important. In a few weeks we’ll have to suffer him during the Olympics.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 12:41:48 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: TSgt
NBC was the last of the slightly reputable new networks back in the Tom Brokaw days. Was...
Surely you jest. Tom BrokeJaw?
The guy who spent decades in the news business, but was surprised to discover all that the WWII generation accomplished when he wrote his book about them?
I think you'd have to go back to the Huntley-Brinkley era (if not John Cameron Swayze) for a smattering of honesty.

14 posted on 06/19/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mojito
The defense then waltzed out its first two witnesses, former Penn State assistant coaches Dick Anderson and Booker Brooks. Their testimony? They, too, had showered with young boys while at Penn State, as if it was regular behavior.

My God, the whole damned place is perverted.

15 posted on 06/19/2012 12:45:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: mojito
"The defense then waltzed out its first two witnesses, former Penn State assistant coaches Dick Anderson and Booker Brooks. Their testimony? They, too, had showered with young boys while at Penn State, as if it was regular behavior."

Did they sodomize young boys in the shower too, or was that not regular behavior for anyone but Sandusky?

16 posted on 06/19/2012 12:52:20 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Apparently, Sandusky’s idiot lawyer thinks that showing that all the coaches at PSU thought showering with boys was just fine and dandy is going to win his client some points.

If I was on that jury, I'd be appalled and pretty convinced that the whole place was a cesspool of corruption and pedophilia.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 12:58:39 PM PDT by mojito
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To: RexBeach; Fair Paul
Mr. Costas never smiles. Watching him is like running fingernails down a blackboard.

Costas is a major reason the bird man clip from this weekend is so funny. Little sense of humor or the absurd - he's got a frankburnsness about him that cracks me up.

Crazy Guy Interrupts Webb Simpson's 2012 US Open Interview HD

18 posted on 06/19/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mkjessup

Pink journalism at its sternest, from the lavender mafia.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 1:06:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: mojito

In fairness to Sandusky’s idiot lawyer, he has to work with what he’s got.

Sandusky is going to be convicted and sent to prison for the rest of his life. There is nothing Sandusky’s lawyer can do to help his case.

I expect the jury to deliberate for several minutes, spending most of the time picking a foreman.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: mojito

In fairness, there are not any non-damning parts of that interview.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: mojito
I sorta feel for Sandusky's lawyer.

The way our legal system works, you can't get a valid conviction of Sandusky unless an attempted credible defense is made.

His lawyer has to be able to point to some effort on his part, when the conviction is appealed.

But he really seems to be just conjuring up some silliness for appearances and probably can't wait to see the pig hauled away from him for the final time.

22 posted on 06/19/2012 1:18:29 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: oh8eleven

Re your post 14, I’d say go back to “Douglas Edwards with the News” (1948-62) for a non-biased, straight-forward presentation of television news.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: oh8eleven
Surely you jest. Tom BrokeJaw?

Brokaw was clearly a biased liberal, but he was less blatantly biased than Dan Rather or Peter Jennings.

In the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, "if you want to look thin, you hang out with fat people."

If you want to look unbiased, you hang out with Dan Rather or Peter Jennings.

24 posted on 06/19/2012 1:25:11 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: mojito

Darn.

I was hoping to see “KeeAhw” guy....


25 posted on 06/19/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: mojito

Darn.

I was hoping to see “KeeAhw” guy....


26 posted on 06/19/2012 1:34:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: mojito
Couldn't the prosecution have used this video in the trial? I guess they didn't know about it? Just damn.

This whole thing stinks and I wonder what the prevalence is on other college campuses with "programs" for troubled youth.

Expose and jail them all!

27 posted on 06/19/2012 1:35:08 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: mojito

The liberal elistists want to be able to rape men and boys at will. That is what the aggressive homo agenda is about.

NBC did not air that self incriminating part of the interveiw because they are symapthic to the homo rape of boys. They support the adoption of boys by homos and the homo sex clubs in the schools for the same reason.

Anyone who believes the elitists’ sex revolution is going to stop at forcing the public to say approval slogans about homo sex, are nuts. It is going to progress to the demand that we approve of violent sex against women and children. This is why liberals so love Islam. They barely mentioned their own reporter being ravishly sexually abused in Egypt by Muslims. They are pushing unhealthy porn sex in the schools on other people’s children for a reason.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 1:37:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: butterdezillion
Obama honored Sandusky by naming June National Gay Pride Month...

Good point, 0bama was just metaphorically giving a shout out to his 'homoies'.
29 posted on 06/19/2012 3:03:04 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: dainbramaged
they are terrified of offending all the homosexuals
100% correct - my bet is homos are the majority in a lot of news and broadcasting, plus advertising.


I remember when homosexuality was considered a mental disorder which automatically disqualified someone from obtaining a security clearance, working with kids, any sort of sensitive work, and there was a reason for that: homosexuals are notoriously emotionally unstable and many of them are easily blackmailed by those who are capable of detecting and exploiting such a flaw in their mental processes.

That standard was effective and trustworthy for decades, but pop psychologists and pro-homo advocates managed to get that classification of 'mental disorder' tossed out, and we can see the impact, those of us willing to see it that is.
30 posted on 06/19/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mojito

Bob Costas is a homo.


31 posted on 06/19/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: Envisioning; mojito
Couldn't the prosecution have used this video in the trial? I guess they didn't know about it?

The prosecution didn't timely know about it. The existence of this little nugget was either posted on msnbc.com or somehow picked up by the social media around the beginning of the trial.

However, the prosecution has asked NBC to turn over and authenticate full transcripts of the phone interview that Sandusky did with Bob Costas last November (it wasn't a video; it was a phone interview). They may use it at trial if Jerry Sandusky testifies.

32 posted on 06/19/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: mojito
...So it’s entirely possible that you could’ve helped young boy A in some way that was not objectionable while horribly taking advantage of young boy B, C, D and E. Isn’t that possible?’’

Yes, it is. A Boy Scout leader in my old troop was arrested for child sex crimes long after I was in Scouts. I never had any contact with the guy, thank you Lord.

33 posted on 06/19/2012 3:46:19 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: OldPossum; oh8eleven

It wasn’t straight-forward and non-biased back then. Anyone recall the most famous “newsman” of the time Edward R. Murrow?


34 posted on 06/19/2012 3:49:26 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

I know about the liberal Edward R. Murrow. Tell me about Douglas Edwards.


35 posted on 06/19/2012 6:35:52 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: OldPossum

http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/edwards/Edwards_Index.html

The Douglas Edwards Archives at St. Bonaventure University


36 posted on 06/20/2012 1:26:40 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: oh8eleven

Sorry, that’s before my time. :)


37 posted on 06/20/2012 3:20:33 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: OldPossum
Douglas Edwards
Can't disagree, but he was on CBS. The original poster was speaking about NBC.
38 posted on 06/20/2012 5:07:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

OK, but I thought we were only saying that television newscasts back in the 1940s and 1950s were more honest.

Thanks for the reference on Douglas Edwards. We in Alabama were quite proud of our “home boy.”


39 posted on 06/20/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: Gaffer

The driving force for most liberals is how can they increase their odds of having sex with either gender and if by force if necessary. Morals are out the window and promiscuity is celebrated by the left even in if its criminal.


40 posted on 06/20/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

It is their penchant for deviancy from the sexual norm that drives their program slates. They further exacerbate the problem with deviancy by urging acceptance of it, IF a conservative is against it.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 8:07:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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