Matt Lauer sat down with Dottie Sandusky yesterday for an interview that will air on the Today Show Wednesday. The parameters of the interview were negotiated with NBC by filmmaker turned Sandusky family publicist John Ziegler, who released a mini documentary in 2012 claiming Joe Paterno was made a scapegoat by the national media.
After the interview with Lauer, Ziegler posted a follow-up chat with Dottie and her son, Jeff, on YouTube:
Ziegler explained the video thusly:
Dottie and Jeff Sandusky React to the interview she and John Ziegler did with NBC’s Matt Lauer, which will in edited version on Wednesday March 12th on the Today Show and, according to written agreement with NBC, in its entirety on the NBC website. Dottie has a message for Penn Staters in this video.
In both that description and in the video you can glean the subtext– that Ziegler and Sandusky feel the national media is reckless and will undoubtedly edit the interview to make Dottie seem like a kook. Shouldn’t be too hard.
via The School Philly, which made the very appropriate comparison to Errol Childress’ house of creep. You wanna make flowers?