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No Childhood Left Behind

Because this writer has gratuitously boosted Penn State football coaching legend Joe Paterno in the past, it behooves him to do a 180-degree turn now and leading from the third-person makes the task a little easier.

Not reporting serial child abuser Jerry Sandusky [1] immediately to the police when first learning of his crime is a deal breaker, figuratively speaking. When I suggested in 2004 [2] that Paterno was not ready for retirement, I was wrong: He was already way overdue.

So are the other university officials involved in covering up Sandusky’s crimes. I have always tried to resist the herd mentality in journalism. Nevertheless, sometimes the herd is actually moving in the right direction.

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia [3].

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