Filmmaker John Ziegler is working on a documentary meant to serve as a defense of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. He had the opportunity to speak at length with Jerry Sandusky about a number of topics, including Mike McQueary, who was a key witness against Sandusky during his trial. Sandusky, who chose not to testify during that trial, told Ziegler that he could not understand how McQueary decided "that sex was going on" when he witnessed Sandusky showering with a child in 2001.
Audio of the interview aired on NBC's Today Show on Monday morning. The Paterno family issued a statement through attorney Wick Sollers in response to the interview of Sandusky, calling it "transparently self-serving" and denouncing it as a "misguided and inappropriate" attempt at defending Joe Paterno.
Ziegler is a contributor to a site called "The Framing of Joe Paterno." The site exists to track the "outrageous rush to judgment" in the Paterno case, according to its tagline.
Ziegler and CNN reporter Sara Ganim, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her investigative work in the Sandusky case, have been going back and forth on Twitter Monday morning. Ziegler accused Ganim of lying, as well as backing out of an appearance with him on Piers Morgan's television show. In between retweets of his supporters, he added that Ganim "would get crushed" in a television debate with him.