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At Penn Stateís stadium, profanity, scorn greet one fatherís protest
The Washington Times ^ | 12 November 2011 | Nathan Fenno

Posted on 11/15/2011 5:45:26 AM PST by LSUfan

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — In the middle of Curtin Road, John Matko held one handwritten sign in his right hand and rested another against his jeans. Two inches of black tape obscured Penn State’s logo on the 34-year-old father’s hat, as he tried to ignore the jeers, slaps and beer hurled at him.

“Put abused kids first,” one of Matko’s signs read. “Don’t be fooled, they all knew. Tom Bradley, everyone must go.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: paterno; pedophile; pedstate; pennstate; psu; sandusky
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To: Robert Lomax
The possibility does exist that there could be a random act of journalism perpetrated by “journalists”.

True, but it's simple human nature to be less rigorous in vetting the source when they're agreeing with you (or at least telling you what you want to hear).

21 posted on 11/15/2011 7:06:53 AM PST by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Charlespg
Football football uber alis!

That's spelled "über alles", fwtw. You're right though. The Nazi crowd controllers indeed adapted many motifs from American college football. Clearly they recognized just how effective at firing up a controlled crowd and instilling group loyalty they were.

American College Football Cheerleading and the Nazi Salute:

US wartime intelligence believed the Nazi salute may have been copied from American cheerleaders based on the views of one of the Fuhrer's best friends in the 1920s, Ernst Hanfstaengl.

The Office of Strategic Services explains how Hitler developed the salute: "In 1923 he adored American football marches and college songs. The 'Sieg Heil' used in all political rallies is a direct copy of the technique used by American football cheerleaders."

It continues: "The American college type of music was used to excite the German masses who had been used to very dry-as-dust political lectures."

-- slightly digested from

22 posted on 11/15/2011 7:33:19 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

What happened at Penn State is not about college football. It is about Penn State. These terrible crimes were not occurring anywhere else. The Penn State coaching staff and its odd culture resemble no other football program in America.

The secretive culture of corruption that allowed a monster like Jerry Sandusky to hide out in the open within its midst was, is and, hopefully, always will be unique to Penn State under Joe Paterno.

23 posted on 11/15/2011 7:38:59 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Ostrich-like thinking there, fan-person.

24 posted on 11/15/2011 7:42:41 AM PST by bvw
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To: LSUfan
See "Bury your head in the sand", its meaning:
To refuse to confront or acknowledge a problem.

25 posted on 11/15/2011 7:45:23 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

I am not refusing to acknowledge or confront a problem. The fact is, Joe Paterno covered up for a child molester at Penn State. Penn State has a huge problem. But there is not even any suggestion that anything like this occurred elsewhere.

Couple this with all the truly unique (and now apparently creepy) aspects of Penn State’s closed, secretive, insular culture and it is as clear as the nose on your face that the problem exists at Penn State and blaming “college football” would be a cop out pure and simple.

26 posted on 11/15/2011 8:20:57 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: kevkrom
Sadly, the media suddenly seems becomes a trusted source whenever they're reporting something in a way to back a poster's particular agenda.

I don't think there's anything "sudden" about it. It's human nature to trust those who back your point of view (this should be abundantly evident when reading threads about the various GOP candidates).

27 posted on 11/15/2011 8:53:25 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Never mind.)
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To: LSUfan

The particular soil of big time college football brings out many forms of crops. The Paterno-Sandusky harvest is only one. Other programs will have similar crops.

28 posted on 11/15/2011 9:12:33 AM PST by bvw
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