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John Ziegler Isn’t Happy With The NBC ‘Today’ Interview

Filmmaker John Ziegler, who interviewed Jerry Sandusky over the phone and aired some of the excerpts on NBC’s “Today” Monday, isn’t happy with how things turned out. Ziegler told the The Daily Beast:

“I didn’t like the parameters they were setting. Rules were changing as I was getting closer to the studio,” John Ziegler told The Daily Beast during a phone call from his hotel room at the Essex House in New York a few hours later. “They were putting me in an insanely restrictive situation about what I could say…

“Once the [NBC] lawyers got involved everyone’s ass had to be covered,” he said. “In the short attention span theater in which we live, the segment had to include a statement from one of the victim’s lawyers, from Penn State and a statement from the Paterno family. Half of the segment’s time was spent on butt-covering instead of talking about new elements of the story,” he said.

Ziegler was prepared to be disappointed, he wrote a blog post over the weekend outlining the ways in which the media would try to discredit him.

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