A Joe Paterno apologist has written a Facebook posting demanding that ESPN publicly apologize for dragging the school, Paterno, Jerry Sandusky’s victims, and Penn State fans, families and alumni “through the dirt.” As of this writing, the posting has close to 72,000 “Likes.”
Where the author reaches new highs (or lows, depending on your perspective) of revisionism is when he writes the following, regarding the controversy over the now-removed Joe Paterno statue (emphasis in the quote is mine):
You should be man enough to face your past. We do not remove the Lincoln Memorial because he started the Civil War, rather we leave it as a reminder of the good he’s done. To some, the statute may remind them of the Sandusky Child Molestations, and I understand that. However, how are you to move forward in this life if you do not know where you’ve been? We study history to remind us to not allow it to repeat itself.
Reminds me of the words of the great historian, John Blutarsky:
h/t to Deadspin.