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If Idiots had wings, Harrisburg's Patriot News would be an Airport!

A Patriot News "reporter" baited Coach O'Brien with imaginary, inflammatory criticisms ascribing them to an obscure, non-existent "Paterno Faction". With the intention of substituting eye-catching headlines for real news, he recorded an 'off-the-record' conversation, insulted the coach with his questions, and published a contrived pre-fabricated story based upon the coach reacting to his preposterous lies.

Then, when presented with the opportunity to publish the simple truth that BO'B had finally gotten his dream NFL Head Coaching job, it was not good enough for the Patriot News. Instead, they chose to sully the story with insinuations that coach was running away from Penn State.

The truth is coach O'Brien enjoyed overwhelming praise and support when it comes to matters regarding his stewardship of the Penn State Football Program.

The lie is that there was non-trivial backbiting by some amorphous group the Patriot labels the 'Paterno Faction".

The pity is that national media re-publishes this tripe.

The good news is that O'Brien did a hell of a job for Penn State. Penn Staters (Paterno People All) loved him for it. None are not happy to see him go, but the majority wish him the best of luck in his new job.

Idiots are capable of pissing off anybody, especially if they get paid by newspapers. If they start to grow wings, The Patriot News will soon need a Control Tower.

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