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Mike McQueary's 'Interview' Wasn't Really An Interview

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Did you see Armen Keteyian's interview with Mike McQueary? If you blinked, you might have missed it. The veteran reporter for CBS teased on Twitter earlier Tuesday, "Tonight on Evening News Mike McQueary breaks his silence and opens a window for me into his emotions."

That window, apparently, is very small. The entire interview, which appeared to be an ambush on McQueary's front porch, lasted perhaps 20 seconds, half of which consisted of McQueary saying he wasn't going to talk.

Keteyian followed by asking about McQueary's emotional state, to which he replied: "All over the place, just kind of shaken. Crazy. Like a snowglobe."

Boom. End of interview. You've spent more time reading this than McQueary spent on camera. 

It's a shame, too, because McQueary could have cleared up a lot of speculations about what exactly happened the night that he claims to have witnessed Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in Penn State's showers in 2002.

In emails recently leaked to the press that he sent to friends earlier this month, McQueary claims that he stopped the abuse that night and proceeded to discuss the incident with the police. Both of those details either contradict or weren't mentioned in the grand jury presentment, resulting in a firestorm of criticism aimed at McQueary's perceived inaction. 

Related: Suspected Victim Total Rising, According To NY TimesJerry Sandusky Interview: "I Shouldn't Have Showered With Those Kids," Full Coverage Of The Penn State Scandal