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Jon Stewart comments on the Jerry Sandusky interview

November 16, 2011 | 10:32 am
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Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," had a segment Tuesday night on the interview disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky conducted with Bob Costas on Monday on NBC's "Rock Center."

Sandusky, who has been charged with sexually abusing eight young boys, said he showered with a young boys while maintaining that he was innocent. Costas asked Sandusky, "Are you sexually attracted to young boys?"

"Am I sexually attracted to underage boys? Sexually attracted? You know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them, But, no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys," Sandusky told Costas.

Stewart could not believe Sandusky's answer.

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"You can't even bring yourself to lie emphatically," Stewart said. "'Good God no! Sexually attracted? I'm not!.' It's like in that phone conversation, you're actually fighting the urge to come clean."

All in all, it's a funny and sad segment. You have to wonder what Sandusky was thinking with this interview, and you have to wonder why his lawyer, who was sitting next to Costas, would even allow the interview to take place.


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