5 takeaways from the Penn State child-sex scandal

Amid the firings of head football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier—both effective immediately—one writer (and mother) conveys her take on the crisis and its subsequent student riots.

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But in the last few days, that school has provided everyone with a great deal of news, public relations, and communications lessons.

In the wake of the disgusting allegations of an ongoing child-sex scandal and the subsequent ousting of football coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier, I offer my own observations.

1. The old adage, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question” clearly did not apply to Wednesday night’s press conference.

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