They’re rioting in State College in favor of Joe Paterno. ESPN moved its camera crews away after rocks were thrown at them. I’m reminded of what is now perhaps my all-time favorite Balloon-Juice comment:
I imagine 500 years ago, the Aztec ruler-to-be assured his subjects “I believe in Tlaloc. I have always believed in Tlaloc. I believe in motherhood, Tlaloc, and infant sacrifice, all the traditional values. When we get a drought, tradition teaches us that we must flay a ritual sacrificial victim alive and perform a sacred dance in his bleeding skin, and I believe in those traditional family values…”
Rioting in favor of child rape complicity (I know that Paterno did good things do, but they’re rioting in favor of letting him get a pass on this), human sacrifice, not just a big difference, it seems to me.