The letter from Jill Salow Smith (Enough already on Paterno, CDT Friday) tidily summarizes much of what ails the coverage and perception of Penn State in light of the Jerry Sandusky crisis.
She requests that letter writers not monopolize the editorial page by writing things that have already been said. (Although the Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship investigation, also printed Friday, shows that repeated objections to the Freeh report are certainly warranted.)
Because Smith has made this contribution to the editorial page, surely she knows that letter writers do not monopolize anything; they submit their views and the editors decide what is fit to print. The editors judgment can always be questioned, as can their decision to run her comments, which amount to much ado about nothing.
Knee-jerk reactions from the public to questionable judgments by the media have combined to create this crisis, and both are on display with this letter.
Mark Ballora State College