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Is there WAY TOO MUCH Penn State football scandal media coverage?

Is there WAY TOO MUCH Penn State football scandal media coverage?

It is excessive, but it's not that hard to find an avenue away from it.
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
People that chalk the rioting up to just the football coach being let go don't really understand the dynamics of what is going on. Think about it...

Okay... 60% of the people rioting were just trying to be apart of the group and it was a change to get drunk/high and do stupid stuff.

Are you serious? OK I'll drop this to focus on the good things that the students are doing.



Candlelight Vigil where thousands (more students than the riot which actually only had 5% of the student population) gathered to show support for the victims



THON where students raise money for kids with cancer every year. Largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
You just don't understand the mentality of State College. I feel like that is getting lost on most of the population that have never been there or lived there.

Whats to understand? Its small town life. If Penn St. was in Philadelphia, people wouldn't be reacting the same way that a town in which 90% of the people living there make their living directly or indirectly off the football program and there is nothing else to do then get sucked into Penn St. Still doesn't make you special or apart of what is happening right now.
i hate this mentality that us "outsiders" dont understand. what dont u understand about multiple rapes of children, multiple witnesses that failed them, and people that decided the penn state brand was more important to protect then children? then u post a video and expect us to sob for the poor students. really???? a small part of me does feel bad for the students and players that did nothing wrong, but come on. who are the victims here? I feel terrible for the victims and their families, not going to shed a tear 4 the students or alum.

u responded to every1 but my post, why is that? i would like to hear what u have to say here.
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
You just don't understand the mentality of State College. I feel like that is getting lost on most of the population that have never been there or lived there.

Whats to understand? Its small town life. If Penn St. was in Philadelphia, people wouldn't be reacting the same way that a town in which 90% of the people living there make their living directly or indirectly off the football program and there is nothing else to do then get sucked into Penn St. Still doesn't make you special or apart of what is happening right now.
i hate this mentality that us "outsiders" dont understand. what dont u understand about multiple rapes of children, multiple witnesses that failed them, and people that decided the penn state brand was more important to protect then children? then u post a video and expect us to sob for the poor students. really???? a small part of me does feel bad for the students and players that did nothing wrong, but come on. who are the victims here? I feel terrible for the victims and their families, not going to shed a tear 4 the students or alum.

u responded to every1 but my post, why is that? i would like to hear what u have to say here.

Sorry about that. Got lost in the shuffle. Obviously I do understand the real problem at hand. The children that were hurt and the leadership that did nothing to protect them. And obviously I didn't expect you to sob for the students. I just posted it to show that there are also so many other victims of this heinous crime and coverup. The most important are the kids, but there are also innocent students and residents of State College that are deeply affected by this. They are people who are horrified by Sandusky and leadership (JoePa is another issue). The point that I am trying to make is that I believe Sandusky and leadership are to blame for all of this, not Penn State as a whole. That doesn't define them. There is so much more to them than this issue. That is why I feel that people on the outside might not know the dynamic of State College and Penn State students. They are being painted this horrible picture from the media and drawing their own conclusions based on that.
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Originally posted by theginz2004:
Are you serious? OK I'll drop this to focus on the good things that the students are doing.



Candlelight Vigil where thousands (more students than the riot which actually only had 5% of the student population) gathered to show support for the victims



THON where students raise money for kids with cancer every year. Largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

Feel better now? Guess we can move on from this tragedy......
Originally posted by Jcool:

Feel better now? Guess we can move on from this tragedy......

Lost cause
[ Edited by theginz2004 on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM ]
Originally posted by theginz2004:
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
You just don't understand the mentality of State College. I feel like that is getting lost on most of the population that have never been there or lived there.

Whats to understand? Its small town life. If Penn St. was in Philadelphia, people wouldn't be reacting the same way that a town in which 90% of the people living there make their living directly or indirectly off the football program and there is nothing else to do then get sucked into Penn St. Still doesn't make you special or apart of what is happening right now.
i hate this mentality that us "outsiders" dont understand. what dont u understand about multiple rapes of children, multiple witnesses that failed them, and people that decided the penn state brand was more important to protect then children? then u post a video and expect us to sob for the poor students. really???? a small part of me does feel bad for the students and players that did nothing wrong, but come on. who are the victims here? I feel terrible for the victims and their families, not going to shed a tear 4 the students or alum.

u responded to every1 but my post, why is that? i would like to hear what u have to say here.

Sorry about that. Got lost in the shuffle. Obviously I do understand the real problem at hand. The children that were hurt and the leadership that did nothing to protect them. And obviously I didn't expect you to sob for the students. I just posted it to show that there are also so many other victims of this heinous crime and coverup. The most important are the kids, but there are also innocent students and residents of State College that are deeply affected by this. They are people who are horrified by Sandusky and leadership (JoePa is another issue). The point that I am trying to make is that I believe Sandusky and leadership are to blame for all of this, not Penn State as a whole. That doesn't define them. There is so much more to them than this issue. That is why I feel that people on the outside might not know the dynamic of State College and Penn State students. They are being painted this horrible picture from the media and drawing their own conclusions based on that.

fair enough. i still think blaming the media is weak though, something this big and scandalous went on there for a decade of course the media will be all over this with a fine tooth comb.
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by njninersfan420:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by theginz2004:
You just don't understand the mentality of State College. I feel like that is getting lost on most of the population that have never been there or lived there.

Whats to understand? Its small town life. If Penn St. was in Philadelphia, people wouldn't be reacting the same way that a town in which 90% of the people living there make their living directly or indirectly off the football program and there is nothing else to do then get sucked into Penn St. Still doesn't make you special or apart of what is happening right now.
i hate this mentality that us "outsiders" dont understand. what dont u understand about multiple rapes of children, multiple witnesses that failed them, and people that decided the penn state brand was more important to protect then children? then u post a video and expect us to sob for the poor students. really???? a small part of me does feel bad for the students and players that did nothing wrong, but come on. who are the victims here? I feel terrible for the victims and their families, not going to shed a tear 4 the students or alum.

u responded to every1 but my post, why is that? i would like to hear what u have to say here.

Sorry about that. Got lost in the shuffle. Obviously I do understand the real problem at hand. The children that were hurt and the leadership that did nothing to protect them. And obviously I didn't expect you to sob for the students. I just posted it to show that there are also so many other victims of this heinous crime and coverup. The most important are the kids, but there are also innocent students and residents of State College that are deeply affected by this. They are people who are horrified by Sandusky and leadership (JoePa is another issue). The point that I am trying to make is that I believe Sandusky and leadership are to blame for all of this, not Penn State as a whole. That doesn't define them. There is so much more to them than this issue. That is why I feel that people on the outside might not know the dynamic of State College and Penn State students. They are being painted this horrible picture from the media and drawing their own conclusions based on that.

fair enough. i still think blaming the media is weak though, something this big and scandalous went on there for a decade of course the media will be all over this with a fine tooth comb.

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