Really, because you sure fooled me.
The amount of people stating they don't condone what McQueary did are sure posting quite a few sentences defending it.
First of all, there's a helluva difference between saying you understand someone's actions, and defending them. Second, God Forbid someone post a moderate opinion that acknowledges real-life pressures, instead of shouting as loud as possible that every single person who works for Penn State is 100% equally the spawn of Satan.
McQueary : Sandusky : Paterno
Priest : Cardinal : Pope
White House Staffer : Biden : Obama
extreme examples? Absolutely, but I bet McQueary would consider them accurate comps.
Maybe everyone here who says they'd immediately go Rambo in his shoes is right. I hope so. I hope to hell I would too. History shows that most of us are full of shit and would do whatever the figures of authority and prestige told us to do. Then we'd maybe be convicted of crimes, see our futures wrecked, and kill ourselves. We'd deserve it - but I'd understand it too. The road to Hell is paved and all that.
On the other hand, I know almost nothing about McQueary. He could laugh himself to sleep watching snuff films for all I know, and the whole narrative of being struck dumb by the fear and awe of St. Joe is garbage. In the absence of more facts, I just find it hard to view him with the same amount of blame as the trio of culpable fools who actually wielded power at Penn State and neglected to act.