Intelligencer editorial: Ohio State scandal is “disturbing”
One of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorials is concerned about what has been uncovered in the investigation of the Ohio State wrestling scandal:
Good for OSU officials for turning over all the rocks they can find. Now, they need to start asking why, if the wrestling team was victimized as alleged, the problem was permitted to persist for years. If it was as bad as it seems, university officials from that period have a lot of explaining to do.
Interesting. It's a 300-word editorial without any reference to Republican Jim Jordan who was assistant coach during this period and who has been accused by eight former OSU wrestlers of knowledge of the abuse. Jordan has been one of President Trump’s biggest defenders and is currently acting as Republican attack dog in the questioning of FBI agent Peter Strzokand. It should also be noted (since the editorial doesn't mention it) that the president was one of the first to proclaim Jordan’s innocence:
“I don’t believe them,” said President Donald Trump, only days after the first allegations broke. “No question in my mind. I believe Jim Jordan 100 percent. He’s an outstanding man.”
Well, I guess that settles it.
Stop those powerful liberals!
I don’t usually call attention to columns from the Intelligencer’s stable of rightwing columnists (who are often a stand-in for the paper’s views) but I can’t ignore the unintentionally ironic headline that the Intelligencer attached to this morning’s column by Townhall's Laura Hollis:
Resist Liberal Campaign for Unconstitutional Power
I must be living in a different universe.