The two most acute examples of this "Paterno revisionism" are ESPN's Rick Reilly and the Washington Post's Sally Jenkins. Mr. Reilly readily admits to being "an idiot," "a stooge," "a sap," and "a fool" for praising Mr. Paterno over the course of decades. Ms. Jenkins, who is normally nobody's fool, has set a land-speed record for media revisionism. After recording Mr. Paterno's last interview, in an article widely criticized for being overly generous to the disgraced coach, Ms. Jenkins now says that she realizes she was conned and has seen the light. Ms. Jenkins writes that Mr. Paterno "wasn't some aging granddad who was deceived, but a canny and unfeeling power broker who put protecting his reputation ahead of protecting children."