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Maureen Dowd Stresses Seriousness of Sandusky Sexual Abuse With Shower Joke

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd speaks during a taping of
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Some New York Times readers are rightfully aghast today at the beginning of Maureen Dowd’s column about the Jerry Sandusky trial, titled “American Horror Story.” The setup is serious, and then the punch line drops with a hollow thud:


Standing a few feet away from Jerry Sandusky, as he laughed and reminisced with friends in the front row of the courtroom, made me want to take a shower.

Just not in the Penn State locker room.

Maureen Dowd Makes Sandusky Shower Joke