Jon Stewart flabbergasted by Sandusky interview

Why would the disgraced former coach "phone in" his defense on national television? VIDEO

Topics: Morning Clip, The Daily Show, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State,

There are a few different ways of looking at the blockbuster phone interview between Bob Costas and Jerry Sandusky on NBC Monday night. On the one hand, you could appreciate the fine work done by Costas, who, on short notice, grilled the former Penn State coach with question after hard-hitting question about the accusations he faces of sexual abuse. On the other hand, you could marvel at the questionable logic applied by Sandusky in granting the interview. Or, as Jon Stewart put it on “The Daily Show” last night:

I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me when you’re accused of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, you may not want to literally phone in your defense on national television.



Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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