“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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