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Read the Freeh Report…in Paperback for $19.95

If you thought PDF was the only way to read the Freeh report, think again. Amazon.com is selling copies of The Penn State Report: Complete Investigative Findings Related to Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky by PS4RS’s favorite author, Louis Freeh.

The paperback book comes in at the affordable price of $19.95, with the free super saving shipping option. You can even get it gift wrapped if you’d like!

The most alarming — and unfortunately, unsurprising — aspect of the sale is the polarizing nature of the book reviews. The Freeh report comes in at a whopping 1.3/5 star rating. The catch? Every single review is either a 1 (44 total) or a 5 (3 total).

Some of the unfavorable reviews are titled, “Do not support this travesty by spending money on it,” “Freeh Fiction,” “Who would buy this?,” “Not even the best choice for the bottom of a bird cage,” and my personal favorite, “If you like fiction, you’ll like this book. If you are stupid enough to pay $20 for a free report, then you’ll like this book.”

Some of the favorable reviews include lines like, “Don’t listen to the JoePa cultists. Read it for yourself. It’s horrific how corrupt Penn State was, including their beloved God…I mean coach,” and “Its easy to pile upon the pathetic apologist culture of Penn State, however this also be viewed as a cautionary tale to every College institution that worships its own father figures as something god like.”

Sigh.

First of all, I’m not sure who would ever buy this book, considering it can still be obtained for free online. Maybe Mark Emmert would like a copy to browse when he’s taking a shit — at least then we’d know he actually read it. Perhaps Dan Bernstein or Mark May need a good stocking stuffer this Christmas. A good, old fashioned PS4RS sponsored book burn with Franco Harris emceeing is always another option. But other than those instances, I’m not sure why anybody would spend the money on this, especially with the profits going to an unknown beneficiary.

My opinion of the Freeh report is really inconsequential at this point, and frankly so is yours. But I know there is one thing we can all agree on. Penn State spent $6.5 million on a report that ended up being used to cost them at least $72 million more. I’d rather throw away my $19.95 to The Daily Collegian than give it to anything associated with Louis Freeh.

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About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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