Last night we heard alleged pedophile Jerry Sandusky tell his side of the story in an interview with Bob Costas. Tonight, Mike McQueary faced the camera — and said nothing.
Last night, Jerry Sandusky ended his silence and participated in a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC’s new show “Rock Center.” The result was an awkward, surreal and cringe-worthy interview with the man who has allegedly sexually abused multiple young boys. Sandusky admitted to showering with and touching the legs of alleged victims, but remained resolute in declaring his innocence.
However, after listening to his painfully uncomfortable denial to Costas’s inquiry about his sexual attraction to adolescent boys, it is hard to believe his not guilty claim. In fact, the entire interview seemed to do little to absolutely nothing to help his cause.
The interview, however, made headlines across the country and was the talk of sports radio and news programs throughout the day. Today, CBS Evening News advertised their own exclusive interview with Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant who, according to grand jury testimony, caught Sandusky in the shower sexually absuing a 10-year-old in 2002. McQueary is currently on administrative leave from Penn State University due to his involvement in the scandal.
The interview with CBS’s hard-hitting investigative reporter Armen Keteyian took place on the front stoop of McQueary’s home, lasted roughly 25-seconds, and offered nothing new. In fact, after all of CBS’s publicity for this “interview,” it was pathetically underwhelming.
Thank you CBS, for always asking the tough questions. It’s enlightening to know McQuery’s emotions are “all over the place” and he feels “shaken” like a “snow globe.”