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Front page of Harrisburg Patriot-News calls for resignation of PSU president

Is the front page of a newspaper the right place for this opinion? You be the judge.

It was a bold move indeed. The Patriot-News, a Harrisburg paper, published an op-ed piece on the front page this morning, calling on Penn State University President Graham Spanier to step down amidst a scandal at the school.

Former PSU coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys from 1994 to 2008, sometimes in the college’s locker rooms. The op-ed points the finger of blame at Spanier for not calling police after the abuse was reported by a graduate assistant. The op-ed, written by the Patriot-News editorial board, also suggests that this should be legendary coach Joe Paterno’s last season, since he did not call police about Spanier either.

The controversial front page has been making the rounds on the internet. Is the front page the right place for an opinion like this? Do you agree with the message?



 
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