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Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh assists with Paterno review of Freeh report
Harrisburg Patriot News ^ | 2.8.13 | Charles Thompson

Posted on 02/09/2013 9:07:09 PM PST by FlJoePa

One of Pennsylvania's most prominent citizens has been part of the Paterno family's efforts to clear the late Joe Paterno of responsibility for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

The Paterno family is set to release its rebuttal to the Freeh Report on Sunday morning, starting with an appearance by the authors of their counter-attack on the ESPN news magazine show, "Outside the Lines."

Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh will be prominent on that panel, giving it heft as a former U.S. Attorney General under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Thornburgh's involvement in the Paterno's Freeh review had been rumored in recent days, and was confirmed Saturday night by a source familiar with the work.

Thornburgh had a good relationship with Joe Paterno, whose legacy as a coach who did things the right way has been called into question nationally by the Freeh Report.

The Freeh report listed Paterno as among a small group of top leaders at Penn State who may have cared more about protecting Penn State's reputation than the interests of Sandusky's child victims.

Freeh concluded that their efforts to handle Sandusky allegations internally let the former defensive coach in a position to continue to prey on young victims for years after he could have been stopped.

In one of the last highlights of his two terms as governor, Thornburgh presided over the festive departures and returns of the Nittany Lions football team from their national championship in 1987.

In 1988, Paterno seconded Bush's nomination for president at that year's Republican National Convention.

But Thornburgh also is very familiar with Louis Freeh, the man whose work he is expected to question on Sunday.

In 1990, as Attorney General, Thornburgh tapped Freeh to oversee an investigation in mail bombings involving an Alabama judge and a civil rights lawyer in Georgia. Freeh apparently was credited with rescuing a case that was getting bogged down, according to a New York Times profile of Freeh.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: heroworship; joe; pa; pennstate; psu
From the article on Charlie Dent earlier: "The former attorney general says the Freeh report is seriously flawed, very flawed," Dent said.

Louis isn't going to have a very good week. Good thing he suckered Pepper Hamilton when he did.

We've already seen a b.o.t. member and the PA Head of DPW resign this week. Who's next? Rodney Erickson maybe?

#truth

9AM tomorrow espn.

1 posted on 02/09/2013 9:07:19 PM PST by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

What’s in this for Gov. Dick Thornburgh?

Is he nuts?


2 posted on 02/09/2013 9:28:04 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Maybe he wants the truth. Not the media narrative, but the actual truth. Regardless, louis is going to get beaten like a rented mule in the morning and it is long overdue.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 9:33:46 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Uncle Chip

Don’t forget the popcorn. Even though it’s 9am.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 9:52:59 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: babygene

Maybe the lynch mob doesn’t frighten him.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 10:05:34 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FlJoePa

Why the hatred for Freeh? Just because you don’t like his findings? He’s not exactly a hack...


6 posted on 02/09/2013 10:41:32 PM PST by stormer
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To: FlJoePa

Sorry if I’m not a fan of David Koresh.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 10:56:32 PM PST by stormer
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To: FlJoePa
What happened at Penn State was wrong and it should not have been allowed to continue.

Freeh wasn't responsible, was he?

9 posted on 02/09/2013 11:11:15 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: stormer
I don't like the David Koresh's of the world either. I like gubbmint coverups of their own actions even less.

I'm from a small town in PA called Montoursville. Ever hear of Flight 800? 16 students and 5 chaperones from MHS were on that flight. How'd louis handle that investigation?

Even freeh's wiki page is brutal.

10 posted on 02/09/2013 11:17:08 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: stormer
OK. You're not a fan of David Koresh. You're not a fan of Randy Weaver, you're not a fan of Richard Jewel, are you a fan of Janet Reno? Bill Clinton? Hillary Clinton? Because "non hack" Louis Freeh was the FBI's paid fixer who made sure the FBI never seriously questioned the narratives his masters handed him, nor acted as an independent investigating agency.

Not a hack?

Get serious.

11 posted on 02/10/2013 2:09:55 AM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FlJoePa

I really would like to see the reaction from the NCAA? Not the media spin they will give the media.....the real “I just soiled my pants” reaction from their risk management people. They are the ones who hocked the farm on the Freeh Report


12 posted on 02/10/2013 3:26:34 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: FlJoePa
Even freeh's[sic]wiki page is brutal.

When you can't dispute the message, attack the messenger!

13 posted on 02/10/2013 3:29:15 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: FlJoePa
Thornburgh had a good relationship with Joe Paterno

Clear conflict of interest since Thornburgh is hardly objective.

It seems that there are a few folks here at FR who believe that Paterno's hands were clean in this mess. They were not. Period.

14 posted on 02/10/2013 3:45:17 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: stormer

These guys here on this thread think that Joe Paterno is completely innocent in covering up for Sandusky and are attacking anyone who dares to say otherwise.

Pedophile enablers.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 4:06:00 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: FlJoePa; Admin Moderator

I think that posting material from nutcase Lew Rockwell is verboten at FR.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 4:07:47 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: JohnG45

<>Even freeh’s[sic]wiki page is brutal. When you can’t dispute the message, attack the messenger!<>

Thornburgh has a wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Thornburgh

It is quite a contrast to Louie Freeh’s brutal page.

Which of those two would you trust to produce an objective report???


17 posted on 02/10/2013 5:26:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Which of those two would you trust to produce an objective report???

Whom do I trust?

How about Joe Paterno who said, "I wish I had done more." Says it all, doesn't it?

We have a perpetrator (Sandusky) We have an enabler of Sandusky (Paterno). And on this thread (among others), we have enablers of an enabler (Paterno).

What I don't understand is why you bring this piece of human debris to this beautiful website?

Why don't you bring your enabling over to the ESPN and/or Yahoo Sports websites and see how far you get in their comments section?

18 posted on 02/10/2013 5:41:33 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
How about Joe Paterno who said, "I wish I had done more." Says it all, doesn't it?

Where in those words does it say "I knew"

Do you wish you had done more???? Does that mean that "you knew what Sandusky was doing". Hmmmmm???

19 posted on 02/10/2013 6:28:00 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Do you wish you had done more???? Does that mean that "you knew what Sandusky was doing". Hmmmmm???

What kind of logic is that? I wasn't in a position to know what was going on therefore how would I know what Sandusky was doing?

Paterno: "I wish I had done more." This was said in hindsight as in "I knew what was going on and I had the wherewithall to do more about it at the time, but I didn't."

20 posted on 02/10/2013 6:38:30 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
What kind of logic is that?

It's the same logic you are using as a Monday morning quarterback.

And you are misquoting him. He said "In hindsight ..."

That means that he didn't have information to act on at the time. I'm assuming neither did you.

So I ask you again:

In hindsight, do you wish you had done more???

21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:48:25 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
"In hindsight ... ."

You don't even know what hindsight means. Go look it up as to when someone would use such a phrase.

You are an enabler of an enabler of a perpetrator.

Get lost.

22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:55:46 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
Choose whatever definition for it you wish and then answer the question:

In hindsight, do you wish you had done more???

23 posted on 02/10/2013 7:07:38 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: FredZarguna

IF you’re going to go the “guilt through association” route, you may want to review the review the relationship between Joe Pa and Coach Pedo...


24 posted on 02/10/2013 9:39:50 AM PST by stormer
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To: stormer
You either need to pay better attention, or improve your reading skills.

Louis Freeh isn't "guilty by association with anything." He actively participated in numerous cover-ups and illegal actions as head of the FBI.

For example: whatever you may think of the David Koresh, here's an interesting fact that you may want to consider the next time you let Louis Free off the hook.

All evidence at the crime scene at Waco was destroyed within weeks of the raid that killed nearly all of the Branch Davidians. Why?

The medical examiner was denied access to the bodies of the victims. Why?

Film from various angles shows FBI agents firing on the Davidian compound -- which the FBI denied. The re-enactment of the crime was admittedly performed under completely different conditions from the original raid. To make it appear that the claim was false. Why?

For months the FBI denied they used incendiary rounds in the raid, several officers stating so under oath. When evidence came forward that incendiary rounds were used, the FBI admitted they had, indeed, been used. No agents were ever charged for perjury or obstruction. Why?

Despite that, and despite the fact that the FBI controlled all access to whatever evidence remained, and despite the fact that four Federal Officers were killed in the initial service of the warrant, and despite charging the remaining Davidians with murder, NO JURY has ever found a single member of the Davidians guilty of that crime. The initial (fabricated) gun charges were all set aside by later courts, and as of the end of 2006, no member of the Davidians was still in prison, four dead ATF agents notwithstanding.

Louis Freeh and Janet Reno are complicit in the murder of the Branch Davidians, and they destroyed evidence and fabricated charges to cover their guilt. That's not "guilt by association" that's real, filthy, dirty guilt. Luckily Federal juries were not willing to participate in their crimes.

At least we can be glad you recognize that Paterno has been declared guilty by association. Unfortunately for your moral compass, you seem to think that's OK.

25 posted on 02/10/2013 2:24:56 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: JohnG45
You are an enabler of an enabler of a perpetrator.

There's no evidence of that. What there is evidence of is that you are a filthy smear-peddler, who, on the basis of nothing, wants to trash other people.

No finder of fact has yet found anyone -- except Sandusky -- guilty of anything.

26 posted on 02/10/2013 2:28:48 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FredZarguna
No finder of fact has yet found anyone -- except Sandusky -- guilty of anything.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Isn't it too bad Joe Paterno died. Otherwise, he would be sitting in that cell next to Sandusky.

Please take your cult worship of this filth to some other forum.

27 posted on 02/10/2013 4:01:44 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45

I was here before you were. I think I’ll stay.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 7:12:48 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: FredZarguna
I was here before you were. I think I’ll stay.

How childish!

29 posted on 02/10/2013 10:55:11 PM PST by JohnG45
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