Cognitive Dissonance

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Observe: Penn State students amass downtown in support of the recently-fired Head Football Coach Joe Paterno. They’ve pulled down a lightpost and flipped a news van. Students are standing on top of it and screaming, “We want Joe!” Students also threw bottles and rocks, hitting one officer and a photographer in the head.


Why? Because Joe Paterno and other high-ranking officials are suspected of covering up for a child rapist. Former Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. Two Penn State officials were indicted for perjury and the university president was fired with Paterno.
Let me repeat: Penn State students and the community are rioting in support of this coach, not because they’re completely horrified this happened under Paterno’s watch.
Follow the school’s paper on Twitter for more.

Observe: Penn State students amass downtown in support of the recently-fired Head Football Coach Joe Paterno. They’ve pulled down a lightpost and flipped a news van. Students are standing on top of it and screaming, “We want Joe!” Students also threw bottles and rocks, hitting one officer and a photographer in the head.

Why? Because Joe Paterno and other high-ranking officials are suspected of covering up for a child rapist. Former Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. Two Penn State officials were indicted for perjury and the university president was fired with Paterno.

Let me repeat: Penn State students and the community are rioting in support of this coach, not because they’re completely horrified this happened under Paterno’s watch.

Follow the school’s paper on Twitter for more.

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    Mmm, yes, and while this is going on, students at UCDavis are being pepper sprayed for obstructing a public walkway. But...
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    Wow.
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  11. ash-wednesday reblogged this from tealeaves and added:
    So repulsive. And a disturbing sign of the power of sports in American culture. I find it hard to imagine this happening...
  12. tealeaves reblogged this from stfuconservatives and added:
    this is what rape culture looks like.
  13. always-tete reblogged this from mswyrr and added:
    How? Just… how can this seem like an okay thing to do?
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  15. dea-thgrips reblogged this from stfuconservatives and added:
    What the fuck is wrong with this world? Do you not give a shit about the welfare of those children at all? Good goddamn....
  16. jasonisnthere reblogged this from jazzilin and added:
    Dumbass kids. I honestly think they didn’t have anything to do and decided to riot.
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  18. intellectualhoodrat reblogged this from daughterofmulan and added:
    and people ask me why this current generation of student instills fear in me for the future… this is what we are...
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  28. bogusandthesea reblogged this from metheliving and added:
    Derp our coach gone done touched some kiddies but tha’s okay because he mighty fine at coachin’ the football.
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  30. ccboomer reblogged this from whimsyandmayhem and added:
    Penn State rioters also seem to care about football more than they care about the rape of a child. Lovely.
  31. cyberhoardingvomit reblogged this from wintersquares and added:
    I just want to beat the shit out of all the supporters of this coach. How about you get angry at what he did and be...
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  34. scarsandspectacles reblogged this from absurdgo and added:
    This is completely ridiculous. If I was a parent of one of these children, I would be completely appalled. Do these...
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  38. mybutthurts reblogged this from downlo and added:
    Oh America. Y u do dis?