It was quite unexpected when NBC announced on Monday afternoon that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested over a week ago and charged with sexually abusing eight young boys over 15 years, was granting an interview to Bob Costas on NBC's "Rock Center." During this telephone interview, Sandusky admitted to showering with young boys while maintaining that he was innocent of the sexual assault. Jon Stewart didn't hold back in his reaction during the second segment of Tuesday night's "The Daily Show."
After suggesting that it may not be the wisest decision to "literally phone your defense" when facing charges of raping children, Stewart eviscerated Sandusky for his halting, delayed response to Costas' question regarding his sexual attraction to underage 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 was appalled that Sandusky hesitated so much with his answer to this question.
"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."
Stewart, who compared the insular culture of Penn State football to the Catholic Church last week, then showed the clip of Sandusky refuting Mike McQueary's claim that he witnessed the former coach raping a boy in 2002 by describing what transpired as merely "horsing around."
"First of all, good on Bob Costas. Nice job. Second of all, horseplay? Are you f***ing kidding us? Horseplay? You know, horseplay is wrestling your friend out of a pillow fort. Throwing your nephew into a pool, various other things, that would never be mistaken for rape"
Before cutting to a commercial, Stewart takes one last jab at the ex-coach, and his lawyer, by saying that a former defensive coordinator should have "coordinated a better defense."
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