Scott Paterno Condemns Harassment of Sara Ganim

After I filed my piece today about the harassment of Sara Ganim—the reporter who broke the Jerry Sandusky story at Penn State—I got a lot of, ahem, contentious comments from Penn Staters, but thought I’d leave the issue there. I re-open it for one reason: Scott Paterno—Joe’s son—has spoken up on Twitter tonight to also condemn the harassment of Ganim.

A classy move by Scott Paterno tonight.

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  • Aileen Dingus

    He had a good teacher and role model.

  • Shari Copenhaver

    When a reporter, writer, opinion editor, publisher, or any member of the media or the public makes an error by stating or writing a mistruth about another person, agency or group, that statement or writing is simply an error. When, however, that reporter, editor, writer, publisher, media member or member of the public learns that he or she made an error and refuses to correct it, the error becomes a lie. Refusing to read the evidence which proves the statements or comments to be errors does not change those errors, nor does it make them fact. I personally requested that people not attack Sara’s character, but even if nobody had done so, Sara needs to take certain actions. First, she should sit down and think long and hard about her errors and at what point those errors became lies. She should then OWN those errors because they were hers. Finally, she should correct those errors. We are waiting.

  • stephenlight

    More class from Jay Paterno. No doubt a better man than I am.

    Joel, you can expect contentious comments when you promote a journalist who throws mud, without any research, on a cancer charity! Give me a break….

    • Mark Pietroboni

      Oops stephen, usually we do hear from Jay, but these tweets were from Scott – who also had two very good teacher models: JoePa and SuePa

  • theberklands

    I think many of the “contentious” remarks you got on your other article also stated that they did NOT condone name calling or sexist remarks….this is weak Joel! The Paterno family always takes the high road because that’s the kind of people they are. So I’ll pose my question to you again…. where is your commentary on the harrassment they’ve received on Twitter? And when has Sara Ganim ever horned in to come to their defense? The only thing you got right is that it was a classy move by Scott Paterno. Sara Ganim doesn’t know how to do classy! Try again!

  • Brian Niner

    Penn Staters still lashing out at the people that ‘dared’ to go against Joe Paterno. Absolutely sickening.

    • Diane DiPiero

      She didn’t “go against Joe Paterno.” But her reporting of the Sandusky situation blatantly omitted the organizations that were in place to help children and which ultimately let them down, most specifically Sandusky’s own charity, Second Mile. In addition, she continues to question Penn State’s credibility in many areas, most recently wondering on Twitter where the money from the annual THON benefit at Penn State goes. Even when she was politely told by some people specifically where the monies raised go, she continued to question the charity, which this year raised 12 million dollars for pediatric cancer research and treatment. We as alumni would like to be proud of this Pulitzer-winning Penn State graduate, but she seems to be doing a lot to criticize her alma mater.

  • Larry Leise

    The mud slinging began immediately with Joel Mathis referring to Penn Staters as “Truthers”. Unlike the real world, in the field of journalism, ‘Truth” is insulting and to be avoided, so I can see the source of Joel’s anger. Unlike good journalists, the only factual resource employed by Mathis apparently is Twitter, two consecutive worthless piles of words manufactured by Joel, both using Twitter. To summarize, those employing the Truth are “Truthers”, and those employing Twitter are “Twits”..

  • Larry Leise