Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No, no, no. A thousand times, no.

In introducing a story on Penn State scandal and the number of people coming forward across the country to report past abuse the NPR host said (slight paraphrase), "We've been following the Penn State scandal.  In the resulting tumult the university lost its president and head football coach."

I hate to go all Language Police on you but "lost" is not the word you are going for here.  Socks get lost in the drier. Debit cards are lost when left at a store.  Employees are even lost when they voluntarily quit or retire.

Former university President Spanier and former coach Joe Paterno were fired.  They were fired for their part in covering up the serial raping of children on campus by one of their employees.  Their firing is the beginning of the bare minimum PSU must do



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