Authority song


This morning, courtesy of Radnor's own David Brooks:

The old adversary culture of the intellectuals has turned into a mass adversarial cynicism. The common assumption is that elites are always hiding something. Public servants are in it for themselves. Those people at the top are nowhere near as smart or as wonderful as pure and all-knowing Me.

You end up with movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Parties that try to dispense with authority altogether. They reject hierarchies and leaders because they don’t believe in the concepts. The whole world should be like the Internet — a disbursed semianarchy in which authority is suspect and each individual is king.

This afternoon:

New evidence surfaced Tuesday morning involving former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz.

According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the State Attorney General’s Office says Schultz kept a secret file on former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and related allegations of sex abuse.


Also, the Commonwealth has come into possession of computer data (again, subpoenaed long ago but not received from Penn State until after the charges had been filed in this case) in the form of e-mails between Schultz, Curley and others that contradict their testimony before the Grand Jury.”

The report of a file maintained by Schultz, who was at the time in charge of Penn State campus security, comes a day after NBC news reported that former Penn State President Graham Spanier did not report alleged abuse to non-PSU authorities because, according to e-mails between he and other campus officials, he felt it would be 'humane' to Sandusky to not report the matter.

Those crazy citizens! Next thing they'll be claiming there's corruption in the Catholic Church! Where will it stop.

(Huge h/t for collecting this: Atrios)