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After Joe Paterno: Enough Already With Child Sexual Abuse Hysteria UPDATED

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With news this morning that Penn State coach Joe Paterno has died of lung cancer, I am reposting this column from last November. The scandal, it's now clear, killed the master at age 85.

Enough already. This lunacy is past crazy.

Joe Paterno, an icon of sport, was fired as coach of the Penn State football team yesterday. The reason: a peripheral tie to a child abuse scandal. The 85-year-old guy was preparing to coach his last game. He had already tendered his resignation.

Joe had heard about an assistant's heinous abuse of kids and reported it to his superior. He wasn't charged with a crime. Yet the school's trustees whacked him.

This comes on top of a life sentence for a 26 year old guy in Collier County for possessing porn on his computer. Enrique Guevara Vilca didn't molest a kid. Or at least he wasn't accused of this. Had he, he might have gotten a lesser penalty.

I have standing to declare an end to these hysterics. I have three young children including an eight-year-old girl whom I love and cherish. My next door neighbor was arrested as a sex offender. Hell, Miami New Times broke the story nationally of sex offenders being forced to live under a bridge because of insane rules governing where they can rent or buy.

Sure, sexual abuse of children is a horrible thing. We need to educate the public about it and clamp down on those who would allow such an accursed phenomenon. But the focus on this single crime is a distraction from more important issues like poverty, education and freedom of speech.

Look at the numbers: Even by the advocates' stats, old fashioned child abuse -- in which people beat their kids or leave them to eat dog food -- is ten times as prevalent as sexual abuse. Nobody's crowing about the bigger issue. Maybe they should.

A half dozen major economies are on the edge of default these days. We are about to slide back into recession. There's war in Afghanistan and a half dozen other places. And my garbage man still hasn't arrived to pick up yesterday's refuse because we are laying off public servants like never before. So can we please, please, please start focusing on the important stuff.

Joe Paterno should have been allowed to go out in style. An 83-year-old guy who has given his life to teaching young men about sport deserves that much.

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HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

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Luke Easter
Luke Easter

Joe Paterno, Icon or Moron?   A person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment, (Informal), By no means stupid but lacking good judgment isn’t this Coach Paterno? However, before you decide whether or not this moniker for Joe is real, Make yourself aware of Joe’s sweetheart self negotiated retirement deal.   Very clear that Penn State & its legendary football program new along, About the abuse of children regarding Jerry Sandusky and it was wrong, From as early as 1998 factual allegations were still ignored nevertheless, After all, athletics brought in tens of millions and Joe Pa did it the best.   National Championships, Big Ten Titles, radio, TV, endorsement deals, What about the little boys? Ah, those physical scars will eventually heal, Exact same for emotional trauma because time heals wounds & after all, Were not the kids afforded first hand interaction with Penn State Football?   School President, Athletic Director, Head Coach & the Chief of Security, Nowhere in the job descriptions was it recommended to, strive for purity, As it is with all Division I Schools, the bottom line is the almighty dollar, In that quest for the spotlight who cared if children screamed & hollered?   The investigation & Louis Freeh Report showed with no reasonable doubt, Every one that could have but did not, simply whimpered instead of shout, Jerry’s, “Second Mile Charity” was nothing more than a breeding ground, For child abuse and rumors are surfacing that he even passed them around.   1886, “Liberty has made her home, nor shall her chosen altar be neglected,” President Grover Cleveland on the, “Statute of Liberty” it is well respected, On behalf of the United States, “We will not forget” he proudly proclaimed, Wonder if any Penn State Official bothered to even know the victims names?   The statue of Joe Paterno on campus shall not be removed; it is a big mistake, Especially as the ex-Federal Judge & FBI Head report confirms Joe is a fake, Everyone involved who could have made a difference has proven to be a liar, All this time I thought the purpose of a college degree was to take you higher.  

Rforce
Rforce

I agree, Chuck. These other people are outta their minds. Sandusky was fired from Joe Pa's staff 3 yrs earlier. He witnessed nothing but reported an immoral event to his superiors who took no action- and- neither did the young coach who saw the molestation. he asked what happened and was told the school was handling it. Since Joe is in charge of football and Sandusky was not on his staff and considering the 80's and 90's were a different time regarding lawsuits and liability, how much more could he have done with no evidence? Should he open himself up to slander lawsuits? I say no. The younger coach should have as well as, the school president. Joe Pa - RIP. You got a terrible deal at the end. This society is so fast to blame people for things without considerig all the facts. Priests have been getting away with this stuff for years and no one did anything. Joe Pa, did what he was supposed to do.

Milly5634
Milly5634

Chuck, you need to get your head examined.

Chucky
Chucky

Yea that growing mass of a tumor in his lungs had nothing to do with it. He would've pulled through if only he had been given the dignity to resign. 

Dukeloui
Dukeloui

You are fucking moron Chuck. Your column ring even more hollow now then it did back in Nov.

Ferminsnow
Ferminsnow

theres no doubt paternos legacy but still child sexual predators issue goes above any indivividual and deserves the same attention to the other issues above mention just a couple weeks ago a girl was abuse beating strangled cut in to pieces dump in a trash compacted and all she ask the perpatrator was that when he finish if she can go back with their parents sownhe was 7 years old i dot know what you are thinkin but you wrote this in november and after that you think you needed to posted again and miami times allow you to doit freedom of speech or press goes down the drain in this one i am just saying

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell!

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

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During the mexican TV program "The story behind the myth" some awkward issues were touch, it was mentioned the romance between the TV producer Luis de Llano Macedo, who was 39 then, and Sasha Sokol who was 14, 25 years difference! The brave Sasha told about her drugs addiction, mainly cocaine.

http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2007/284263.html


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TELEVISA Soap Operas Executive Producer

Esperanza del corazón (2011/12)
Atrévete a soñar (2009/10)
DKDA Sueños de juventud (1999/2000)
Canción de amor (1996)
Confidente de secundaria (1996)
Agujetas de color de rosa (1994/95)
Buscando el paraíso (1993/94)
Baila conmigo (1992)
Alcanzar una estrella II (1991)
Alcanzar una estrella (1990)
Colorina (1980) (gerente de producción, increado)
La recogida (1971) (gerente de producción, increado)

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

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En La Historia Detrás del Mito se tocaron temas candentes, se habló abiertamente del romance que sostuvieron el productor Luis de Llano Macedo en ese entonces de 39 años y Sasha Sokol de tan sólo 14 años de edad llevándole éste ¡25 años de diferencia!, Sasha valiente, contó su verdad sobre su adicción a las drogas principalmente a la cocaína.


http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2007/284263.html



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TELEVISA Telenovelas - Productor ejecutivo


Esperanza del corazón (2011/12)

Atrévete a soñar (2009/10)

DKDA Sueños de juventud (1999/2000)

Canción de amor (1996)

Confidente de secundaria (1996)

Agujetas de color de rosa (1994/95)

Buscando el paraíso (1993/94)

Baila conmigo (1992)

Alcanzar una estrella II (1991)

Alcanzar una estrella (1990)

Colorina (1980) (gerente de producción, increado)

La recogida (1971) (gerente de producción, increado)


Productor de Agrupaciones:


OV7 (2000/01)

Kabah (1992/2005)

Garibaldi (1988/1996)

Micro Chips (1987/1993)

Fresas con crema (1982/88)

Timbiriche (1982/1994)


http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_de_Llano_Macedo


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