Are you at all surprised by the Penn State serial child-rape and subsequent cover-up? I am not, not at all. It would have been a big scandal for a high-profile, locally popular program had it come out at the time, so people covered it up, end of story. That happens all the time with all kinds of crimes.
I cannot fathom why some people are saying that they can’t believe this happened.
It seems to break down along political lines, to some extent, with conservatives (Bobo, McMegan) being surprised and liberals being not surprised. Is that your sense too, that liberals expect corruption and depravity at highest levels of society (though not there exclusively) while conservatives think that Great Men like Joe Paterno are always good people (EDIT: and are shocked to learn that they are not)?
Update. Some of you seem to think I am saying conservatives condone this or deny that it happened. I am saying that they do not condone it or deny it, merely that they are more surprised by it.