Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A con job

Twisted logic is why cons are so successful. Like Hegel, the best street con knows his spiel has to use logic to bend and distort the story, and good cons weave their lies on logical mathematical progression. The fallacy is in the language, not in the math.

However, Louis Freeh is no Georg Hegel. The Freeh report had no logic, the math was bad and his street con has been exposed.

On Freeh, Christine Reitano comments “I am one private citizen up against powerful and influential public figures, and a global corporate giant. You can add to that the fact that this litigation has been like trying to navigate the streets of New Orleans — filled with countless roadblocks, obstructions, and obstacles. Nonetheless, I together with my attorney, Mary Olive Pierson, will continue to stand firm in our resolve to overcome all road blocks, obstructions, and other obvious disadvantages we face, until justice is fully served.”

Sound familiar?

Anyone still clinging to the Freeh report is trying to justify an already existing bias, hate, lack of knowledge or to continue the con. None of the alumni trustees, Penn State President Eric Barron or the larger Penn State community want to be associated with that report. Even trustee Ken Frazier is quietly distancing himself from that “North Star” of a document.

Enough is enough.

It’s time to publicly honor Joe, apologize to the Paterno family, the lettermen and Messrs. Spanier, Curley and Schultz and insist Freeh return to campus and address his $8.1 million con.

Wendy Silverwood

West Chester

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