tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN November 16, 2011 10:00pm-11:00pm EST
back one of my favorite guests so far, the delightful chelsea handler. here is one of my highlights from the last conversation. >> so what are you? >> i don't know. >> yes, you do. >> i think you know how much you are worth. i am ruthless when it comes to business. >> how much are you worth? >> i would never discuss that. ac 360 starts now. >> piers, thanks. it's 10:00 p.m. keeping him honest in the penn state sex abuse scandal. still much more that people are covering up about what they knew and when they knew it. you're also going to hear tonight a. mom's account of what she says her son went through and is now going through.
he's the boy known simply as victim he was the first to come forward, this boy was, three years ago. that's why he's called victim number one, though he was not the first victim. he brought down the penn state president, senior vice president for business and the school's athletic director. he's a brave kid, his mother says, but tonight he is afraid, afraid that people might find out who is he, afraid he might run into jerry sandusky who is out on bail. afraid that sandusky might ultimately go free. she's also describing to us the pressures she faced from people who tried to get her not to go to police. pressure from community members, from people she trusted to put kids first and not defend jerry
sandusky. you're going to hear more of her story in a moment from her own mouth. also tonight, john walsh joins us from america's most wanted. first, the shifting account from this man, mike mcquery, a graduate assistant back in 2002. he walked in on jerry sandusky raping a and went to his office and reporting to him what he had seen, talking about mcquery. then the next day, a saturday, he told joe paterno, and then a week and a half later, mcquery was debriefed from tim kurl ooe and gary schultz. he also over saw the university police. there's no mention that mcquery ever contacted campus police or law enforcement or nor is there any protect the children. and now from an e-mail, mcqueer vee claiming that he did both.
i did stop it, he writes, not physically, but made sure it was stopped when he i left that locker room. he goes on to claim, quote, i did have discussions with police and with the official at the university. yet is there no mention of that in the grand jersey documents, the patriot news has seen a copy of mcquery's handwritten events which he made in connection for the connection and verified that to a source. the handwritten account is consistent with the grand jersey's report. in it, he mentions no reason of intervening during the alleged rape or talking to any police officers during the days that followed. what's more, they have no record of mcquery filing a police report at that time. that, of course, raises questions about his credibility and penn state officials and lack of believe built and lack
of transparency and the judge in connection with the charity, today she was dealt with, she was replaced. that's a pretty symbolic and small step. this is why. now that we're 11 days into this story, some of the details might be getting hard to follow. if the allegations against sandusky are true, at least, at least seven children were sexually abused after the first reported incident. seven children since the first time university officials were told about it. and for reasons not entirely clear, chose to look away. we're going to keep answering questions on this until those reasons get clear. yesterday, drew griffin went looking for answers. he joins us from state college. drew, what did you find out today? >> reporter: yesterday, anderson, we told but the exemption that penn state has.
so today we went looking for the officials who should have and most likely knew about the allegations against sandusky. way back. the officials, in particular, the former university president graham spanier and a guy by the name of wendell courtney. and the former police chief whose name is tom hartman. way back in 1998, these people most likely did know about the allegations that that mother was bringing forward, that sandusky was showering naked with her son. and in fact a police investigation was launched and the former police chief abruptly ended the investigation. we went looking for him today. he works at an ark tech curl ander? ing office and this company does a lot of business with penn state university. this is what happened when we went inside trying to find him.
>> is he in? >> he is not. >> he works out of his home. >> yeah. >> does he have an office number? i mean, a number that if someone at this office -- >> we can't provide that information. sorry. >> reporter: you can't provide that information? >> no. no. >> reporter: via e-mail, tom harmon did eventually get back to us. this is what he said, not much, he can't discuss the matter citing an ongoing investigation. neighbors say he moved from his home. >> did you go try to speak to the former legal counsel for penn state did you talk to him? >> reporter: we tried. wendell courtney, private attorney in town. he was university counsel in 1998 when the allegations surfaced. he actually gave a blessing for that initial investigation into sandusky. oddly enough, he went on to become the attorney for the second mile foundation, jerry
sandusky's charity. we did go to had his office. we walked right through the front door, asked to see him. he was in but he wouldn't come out. instead he sent out an attorney and he told us to get off the property. they would not talk to us and just we also tried to talk to the current police chief. that was yesterday. this is the current police chief of the university. take a look at this. >> is the chief in? >> i'm not sure. turn the camera off. >> rorter: turn the camera off, right? we didn't turn the camera off. we sat there for about an hour. we were told then the chief would come out and talk to us. he didn't. he was behind the counter talking to us via cell phone. i was trying to ask him
questions. take a look. he wouldn't answer any single question i gave him. are you concerned at all that members of your department may have helped cover this thing up? again he, no answer from the current police chief, from the former police chief. this is all because, as we reported last night, penn state has an exemption. they don't have to tell us us a thing. >> an exemption that it they look lobbied for at the state. there were other agencies involved here, including the pennsylvania department of child welfare. is there no one talking there either? >> reporter: yeah. we've tried to track down all these various people. the investigator in 1998 reached out to me. this is what he said in a text message, i'm sorry, i cannot say anymore as i am bound by confidentiality. good luck with your investigation. then this, please do not contact me again. i should also mention, ander he son, we tried to track down the former university president, he
still lives in the president's mansion here at the university, private road, private residence. we've left two messages. we've asked the university why he he still lives here. we just are not getting any answers. >> drew, keep at it. appreciate it. now victim one's story. you know, i do think it's important in all of the coverage of this not to lose sight of the victims here, the alleged victims, the people that we know about, stories that more people may be coming forward. as of now, eight victims, alleged victims, identified by the grand jury report. victim number one was 11 or 12 when he met jerry sandusky, may have been 10, through the second mile program. according to the grand jury, sandusky took the boy to pro, college sport events, gave him gifts including golf clubs, a computer, invited him to his house for sleep-overs. that's when the grand jury report details the alleged
abuse, sandusky getting into bed with the boy, saying he was going to crack his back and then fondling him, eventually having oral sex with him numerous times. there were other alleged incidents at the high school where so-called victim one was a freshman and sandusky volunteered on the football coaching staff. he was volunteering on the coaching staff of this young man's high school or middle school. i spoke with the young man's mom a short time ago. we've altered her voice because she and her son are living in fear. how are you? how is your son doing? >> well, we're doing okay, i mean, i guess as well as can be expected. i don't know. >> i understand your son heard jerry sandusky's interview on nbc on monday night. what was his reaction? >> he was upset. he was very upset about it. he said -- i didn't watch it with him. i watched it when it was on, and he watched it after that. he said that -- he cried and i said, why are you crying?
he said, because i'm afraid he might go free. >> he's afraid that sandusky might go free. >> yeah. >> what was your reaction to it? >> i thought it made him look worse. >> does it make any sense to you at all when he says that he was showering naked with boys, that he -- it was just horseplay? >> no. no. i don't think that showering naked with any little boy would be horseplay. >> i've read the grand jury testimony about what your son has said, testified, happened. assuming it's all true, he's really a hero because, had he not come forward, we would not know about all of these other alleged victims. >> oh, he definitely is a hero.
he is. he's a brave kid and he really, really -- for a long time we thought -- he thought he was the only one, you know? he thought that we were basically just on our own. then as more victims came out, you know he, he started feeling a little bit better about that. but, you know, it's been -- >> explain -- i just want to play one of the things that sandusky said and get your reaction to it. >> are you a pedophile? >> no. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys? to underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underage boys?
>> yes. >> sexually attracted? i enjoy young people. i love to be around them. i -- but, no, i'm not sexually attracted to young boys. >> the answer to that question has raised a lot of eyebrows, the way he answered it. what did you think of that? >> i think that -- i don't exactly know what to think about that other than, i mean, it seems to me that that's -- he's a sick individual. he's sick. he can't even -- i see it as him not even be able to
straightforward answer the question. >> you think the straightforward answer would be, no, i'm not attracted to young boys, but he didn't do that? he's just -- that's what teenagers do. but when he started withdrawing from -- he started asking me to lie had when people called the house. >> after a while, he didn't want to see sandusky anymore and sandusky would call and he would ask you to lie, ask you to say he wasn't around? >> yes. >> and that started -- that made you suspicious? >> yes, very suspicious. then out of the blue one day he was sitting at the computer and -- >> he wanted to do a search about sex weirdos? >> yeah. he asked me what the web site to look them up was. i told them it was megan's law.
he said, how do i type it in? i gave him the web address. i said, who are you looking for? he said, jerry. i was, like, wow, what are you looking him up for? he's, like, i don't know, i just want to see if he was on there. i said, why would he be on there? i said, do you have something to tell me? what is going on? and he said that -- he said, i don't know, sometimes he acts weird so i wanted to see if he was on there. that was the end of that conversation. >> so he actually wanted to search under jerry sandusky's name on a site for sexual offenders. >> yeah. >> wow. >> so that was like a big clue to me. >> we're going to have more of my conversation after the break including the lengths she says
sandusky went to to try to have access to had her son. >> i never gave my permission for him to take my son out of class or to leave the school with my child, but he did. >> let us know what you think. we're on facebook, google plus as well. follow me on twitter as well. i'll be tweeting tonight. later our legal panel weighs in on mike mcqueary's credibility as a witness, joe paterno's story that he knew nothing about sandusky's transgressions until 2002. also john walsh joins us. also a. suspect in custody accused of opening fire on the white house. the other office devices? they don't get me. they're all like, "hey, brother, doesn't it bother you that no one notices you?" and i'm like, "doesn't it bother you you're not reliable?" and they say, "shut up!" and i'm like, "you shut up."
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privileges at the school so he could call students actually out of class? >> i guess. i really that without parental consent he shouldn't be able to do that. i never gave my permission for my son to get out of class and leave the school with him. but he did. >> and how soon after your son said that he wanted to search for jerry's name on a sex offender list, how soon then did the story come out finally? >> i would say within a few days after that. >> do you know what jerry was doing when with he called your son out of class? >> i have no idea. >> but he would meet with him? >> i guess, yeah. >> and finally, how did you
learn what had happened? >> the school -- i called the school and i had brought to their attention about jerry calling him out of class and things like that, and the school was -- they said, oh, well, you know, it's not uncommon for him to do that. i said, okay, let's look at this because i had already talked to this and told them that i had a suspicion of something but i didn't want to accuse anybody of anything. but i just -- something was off. and i said, you know, i told her, i'll not going to accuse him of that because, you know, i just -- what i want you to do is i want him to stop taking him out of class, number one. number two, i want you to pull him down to the office and just ask him how he feels. that's what i told them to do. >> and what happened when they did that? >> well, when they did, the principal had called me in tears and she was crying, i could tell she was crying, told me to get to the school right away. so i went to the school and met
with the guidance counselor and the principal. and when i did they told me that my son had said some things about -- that there was a problem with jerry and he didn't know -- he didn't really admit anything at that point that was -- he just said he thought he needed to tell somebody or it would get worse. >> that's a really brave thing for him to have said. >> and then -- yeah, it is. and then the principal said, oh, you know, jerry has a heart of gold. >> the principal said that to you, that jerry has a heart of gold? >> yes. yes. and that -- and i said, listen -- i was very upset, i extremely upset and i was basically yelling at them that they needed to call the police. i said, i want you to call the
police, call the police right now. i said it like three times, call the police right now. they said no. you need to think -- they said i needed to think about the ramifications of what would happen if i did that. >> what do you think they meant by that? >> i don't know. i guess -- i'm assuming what we're going through now. i don't really know. >> what do you want to see happen to jerry sandusky? >> i want jerry sandusky to go to jail for the rest of his life. >> would that be justice? >> i don't even know, to tell you the truth. at this point i don't even know. >> i'm glad you were willing to talk and tell us what you've been through and your son as well. thank you. >> you're welcome. late this evening we got a response from the alleged victim's school system, the district's lawyer david lindsay saying he doesn't have time to respond to specific allegations but sent this statement, quote, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and prosecution of jerry sandusky, it would be inappropriate for the keystone central district to provide any
comment at this time. the statement continues, nonetheless, the school district has been and will continue to be fully cooperative with authorities in this matter. let's bring in our legal panel, jeffrey toobin, defense attorney mark geragos and former prosecutor sunny hostin. jeff, talking to this alleged victim's mom, i couldn't help wonder if her son had never come forward, these allegations against sandusky could still be under wraps. >> it is just so astonishing how many people knew some piece of this story and yet it was only 11 days ago it that he was arrested. i mean, the years that have passed since 1998 and, as you have pointed out, the number of
children who apparently have been abuse since 1998, it just makes you crazy. >> mark, i've enjoyed having you on the program the last couple of nights because you keep, from a defense lawyer standpoint, raising very good points, you bring up the preschool and rush to judgment back then. the mother also said that hearing sandusky's interview on nbc news made her and her son more determined than ever to testify against him. do you think that interview has already kind of backfired on the defense? >> well, the interview with him i think was not helpful. we said that the other day. the question that i have is, there's two other stories. i know that it doesn't pertain directly to the interview you just had, but my understanding is that the attorney general has now filed something saying they're not ready to proceed on the preliminary hearing against the school president, which i find to be fascinating. why is it that if the ag was in such a hurry to prosecute this thing that they're not ready to proceed? and i have, you know, other questions as to why it is at this point that people are
saying this happened, that happened, i listened to that interview and he was saying -- the mother was saying, i was going to -- i begged them to call the police. well, why didn't the parents call the police? i'm as perplexed as everybody else, but for a lot of other different reasons, you know? there is a phenomena of piling on at a certain point. i don't know, you don't know, none of us know what the real truth is here. but there's a lot of things that strike me as very peculiar. >> she said she actually -- when the principal wouldn't call the police, she took her child and they immediately went to child welfare and that's how the police were finally involved. to hear, sunny, this mom claim that she was basically being pressured not to go to the police or at least to consider that jerry sandusky has a heart of gold by a school official is pretty surprising. >> you know, it's not surprising to me because, again, child sex crimes are always shrouded in secrecy. people don't want to talk about it, touch it. they start thinking about themselves and their personal
exposure, the exposure of the school, because they let jerry sandusky take this child out. all sorts things come into play instead of what is best for the children, what is best for the victims. so actually i'm not surprised that the mother was pressured. i'll not surprised that she didn't immediately call the police because people he don't want to believe these things happen. but they happen all the time. they happen every day. they happen every hour to a child in our country. and i know this and you know this,ed anderson because i spent a lot of my career prosecuting these kind of cases. unfortunately i'll not surprised at all that this is what's happened. >> well, then how do you explain that supposedly she said, call the police, screaming at them three times,s and then she didn't call the police? or the father didn't call the police? i mean, something -- >> but what she -- >> doesn't make a lot of sense. >> what she did is she said to her child right then, grab your backpack, we're leaving and literally didn't drive home. she drove straight off to child welfare and an officer met her at her house. >> right. why didn't she call 911? why didn't she call the police? why was she screaming at somebody else to call the police? if she was that concerned -- >> mark, that's not fair.
>> that isn't fair. >> jeff? >> you can say it's not fair. there's been nothing fair about the coverage of this case. >> she went to child welfare. i don't think that's significantly different from going to the police. >> exactly. >> if i could just -- >> she didn't scream, go to child welfare, go to child welfare. >> can i raise one thing that i think is very significant today? >> go ahead. >> mcqueary's e-mail saying, in fact, he did go to the police, i think this is a classic example of why prosecutors tell their witnesses, don't talk about the case, don't give interviews. it's frustrating to us. he is generating material for him to be cross-examined on at trial. he appears now to have told contradictory stories. >> exactly. >> that is a big problem. >> jeff, that was the other story that was out today. it's a huge problem it that you've got the person who supposedly is the eyewitness, they don't have -- >> it's not necessarily contradictory. >> it's contradictory when the police say he never contacted them. it's not contradictory? >> no. perhaps there's such a cover-up no report was filed, no report was taken. but in terms of -- >> right. three police departments decided to deep-six the report.
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a new clip from that stunning interview jerry sandusky did with nbc's bob costas. when sandusky decided to speak out about the charges and his lawyer allowed him to, a window opened. people are asking, is it a window into the mind of a wrongly accused man or a monster. the moment that raised the most eyebrows -- >> are you a pedophile? >> no. >> are you sexually attracted to
young boys, underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted to had underage boys? >> yes. >> sexually attracted? i enjoy young people. i love to be around them. i -- but, no, i'm not sexually attracted to young boys. >> that's the clip you're familiar with, the rambling answer that got people talking. here's the new clip from the nbc interview bob costas asked jerry sandusky if his actions were like a pedophile. >> i didn't seek out every young person for sexual needs that i helped. there are many that i didn't have hardly any contact with who i have helped in many, many ways. >> joining us is john walsh who's seen his share of predators and people falsely accused at the same time. he's the host of "america's most wanted." john, we just heard the new clip nbc hadn't released that said sandusky had a lot of people
that he helped that he had no contact with. many, not all. what do you think? >> i think it's appalling. the charity second mile has done some really wonderful work, but it was his private hunting grounds. he's the classic pedophile, no remorse, don't think they do anything wrong. they are great liars, work themselves into society, lots of them are respected and admired by the people in that society. but they're still pedophiles and it's a compulsion. >> did it raise your eyebrows when you heard him answer when costas asked him if he was sexually attracted to young boys, i don't like to put myself in someone else's shoes, i would think the answer is, no, no, i'm not, being outraged about it. his answer kind of went meandering until he finally got around to saying no, he's not. >> it really is appalling. there's no other word for it. if he was innocent -- and i don't think he is, that's my personal opinion. and because we live in this politically correct society we have to say he's an alleged
pedophile, which he is. but if he was innocent, the first thing he would say is, this is outrageous. i love and respect young boys and i work with them. first thing he should have said is no. but that's the classic pedophile, anderson. >> it does seem like -- i've done interviews with pedophiles and shows about them -- there are the ones who grab kids off the street, the oes we hear the most in the headlines. it's the ones who are groomers, who look for a family where maybe there's not a dad around or a mom in need or a child lonely or on his own a lot. explain what parents should be looking out for. i mean, we all know about the people who grab kids off the street. but people insinuate people into their children's lives over time, that seems when we often
don't hear about. >> well, statistics have proven that the vast majority of children, at least 80% of them, are molested by a trusted authority figure or someone they know or a relative. and what's really appalling is that this guy was on the radar for 15 years, reports were made to the charity that he founded. there were reports made to penn state. that's also appalling, that he was allowed to continue. it's all so appalling. >> i just talked to the mother of victim number one and she was saying that when finally her son started telling school officials and she was called in and the son began to indicate there was a problem with sandusky according to him, one of the -- the principal said to her, you know, you need to think about what you want to do because he's got a heart of gold, jerry sandusky. often it seems like -- do you think because of his reputation, his standing in the community, that people may have looked the other way or ignored instincts
they he had? >> oh, without a doubt. they're great at isolating themselves with the children and this guy was so respected by so many people in the community. i think they were all in denial, anderson. i always say that -- that mother was right. boys don't tell until later. they're embarrassed. they feel thieve lost their self-esteem. they feel there's no one they can trust and tell. i really believe that there's a big, huge cover-up here because there were lots of incidents, lots of reports, and this guy was on the radar for 15 years. >> do reporting laws need to change? >> oh, absolutely. absolutely, anderson. first of all, in three states it's a felony if you don't report it. it's a misdemeanor in every state. it should have been reported. that coach who saw it in that locker room -- anderson, here is a great big tall guy, 6'4", choking and sodomizing a boy. should have been stopped there, the cops should have been
brought in that night and the university should never have let this guy retire and still bring guys into the locker room at 9:30 at night? just appalling. >> thank you, john. appreciate you coming on. >> thank you, anderson. one final note. throughout the evening we've been using the name victim one, how he's referred to in the grand jury report. obviously he's an alleged victim until and unless jerry sandusky is convicted of a crime. still ahead, a major break in the white house shooting. also, raw politics. new reporting on how much money newt gingrich was actually paid by freddie mac and what he was hired to do. congratulations. today, the city of charlotte can use verizon technology to inspire businesses to conserve energy and monitor costs. making communities greener... congratulations. ... and buildings as valuable to the bottom line... whoa !
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in raw politics tonight, new questions about newt gingrich's ties to freddie mac, the presidential candidate was repeatedly asked about the work he did for the group for years. >> i was approached for stereo teeth ick advice. i was glad to offer strategic advice. we did it for a number of companies. >> the gingrich group is the consulting firm he founded after leaving congress. we confirmed that freddie mac paid the firm between $1.6 million and $1.8 million for two separate consulting stints. a lot more than gingrich acknowledged. during a debate last week, he said his firm was paid $300,000. this is the same freddie mac whose risky lending practices led to the financial crisis. the same freddie mac he's railed against ever since his consulting contract ended.
>> i'm very saddened that john mccain hasn't had the nerve and the coherence to go nose to nose with obama and force obama to give back the money he's taken from fannie mae and freddie mac, forced him to -- who after all got $90 million in six years while totally mismanage fannie mae. >> that was gingrich in 2008, implying that freddie mac's money is tainted. what he didn't mention is his group was paid handsomely by freddie mac in the years leading up to the crisis. what was the firm being paid to do? gingrich first told reporters
that freddie mac hired him as a historian. cnn has talked to four people who worked at freddie mac at the same time gingrich did. they said that isn't accurate. gingrich now says he was a strategic adviser. he denies he ever lobbied for freddie mac. we asked freddie mac. they told us gingrich was a consultant and didn't lobby for them. it's a fact gingrich was never a registered lobbyist. some say it's a matter of semantics. gingrich says he'll make the records public to the extent he can. his campaign released a list called a fact sheet about gingrich's ties to freddie mac. they said that's all they'll be releasing. let's talk about it with ari fleisher and hilary rosen, both worked as lobbyists themselves. no, you haven't? >> no, never. >> how big a problem is this for newt gingrich? >> anderson, i think this is neither a tempest nor a teapot. i think there's any number of people who have worked for these companies and given advice to them, which is what newt acknowledged he did. he said he didn't lobby for them. i think it's problematic the 2008 interview where he said president obama should return the money. obviously that's a little
inconsistent with him keeping the money. but on the day that the debt topped $15 trillion, who newt gingrich worked for i don't think is a significant issue in the debate. there's a lot bigger issues this country is wrestling with. >> hilary, there's nothing wrong with lobbying if that's what he was doing. is this a big deal? >> of course it is because it piles on top of year after year of newt gingrich's sort of saying one thing and doing another. and this just proves it. you know, for two years he made it his number one priority to trash president obama and barney frank and other democrats for their handling of freddie mac and fannie mae. and here at the same time he was taking money from them. you know, this is the same guy basically who said he cheated on his wives out of a huge amount of patriotism. this guy is just completely not credible. but, you know, the big picture here is really that the republicans are so desperate to find an alternative to mitt romney that newt gingrich,
despite all of this, keeps rising in the polls. herman cain hasn't actually it fallen off the radar screen yet. and this is all because of mitt romney really, that he's just not a good enough candidate for them and, you know, that's why ari is sitting here today saying, oh, maybe this is really a fine thing for newt gingrich to be doing, lying about the money. they just don't want mitt romney. >> i love to hear that because, if mitt romney has all of those problems, why is he beating barack obama in all of the polls. >> he's not. >> back on the substance of the question you asked me and hilary, i think it's far worse that freddie mac and fannie mae have taken so many trillions of dollars that in effect was taxpayer money, taxpayer guaranteed money and squandered it on giving loans to people who had no means of paying back the loans. that in many ways is what triggered the 2008 financial crisis and has not been addressed by president obama in any shape, way or form. whatever newt took dwarfs the damage those institutions have done.
now the right question is, what reforms are necessary to fix fannie mae and freddie mac. at least newt is on the right side with those issues. now he's seeking reforms. that's the bigger picture that is a more healthy thing for the country's economy. >> those institutions actually weren't fixed under ari's former boss george bush and when barack obama came to office he and the democratic congress actually did pass new laws that reined them in and considerably changed the way they do business. i don't know what ari is talking about. the real issue for newt gingrich is, can he credibly go on week after week and change his story every day? today it was i'm going to release the contracts, then tonight it's no, i'm not going to release the contracts. last week it was i was for a single payor. then it's we shouldn't have single payor. we've got to repeal obamacare. he's not a credible candidate.
as smart as he is, he's almost too clever by half. >> ari? >> on the issue of president bush, he repeatedly pressed for reform. it was blocked by barney frank and chris dodd. there's the sharp newt and bombastic newt. we'll see which one comes out in the course of the election. that still is an open issue. >> hilary, ari, thank you. a man arrested in connection with the shooting at the white house friday. we'll tell you what led to his arrest and where the bullets were found at the white house. that's next. [ female announcer ] the humana walmart-preferred rx plan gives you the lowest plan premium in the country... so you can focus on what really matters. call humana at 1-800-808-4003.
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oscar ramiro ortega-hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. two bullets were found at the white house. one was stopped by bulletproof glass, one was found outside the white house. a weapon registered to the suspect was found in a car nearby. the dow was up 101 points. now back to anderson. >> susan, thanks. rebecca black is back. we couldn't wait until friday to put her on the "ridiculist." [ screaming ]
rebecca black's critics. instead of doing things like, i don't know, reading books or go outdoors, also for our executive producer, asked who is rebecca black, just a refresher. ♪ friday friday getting down on friday ♪ ♪ everybody's looking for forward to the weekend ♪ ♪ partying partying partying ♪ fun fun fun that was rebecca black's "friday" which burst into our consciousness eight months ago. it's not just about "friday." the lyrics help point out the days that come directly before
and after friday. there's also a section about the decision making process in deciding whether to sit in the back or front seat of a car. it's a fun fun fun fun fun little song, and, yes, now it will be in my head for the rest of night. anyway, the internet nearly imploded after then-13-year-old rebecca black came out. there were a ton of parodies online and late-night talk shows made fun of it. a lot of people call it the worst song in the history of music, which is ridiculous because that honor according to multiple sources belongs to "we built this city on rock 'n roll." guess what, critics? rebecca black is back. that's right, she has a brand new song called "person of interest." here is a taste of the new video. ♪ there's a crime scene on the dance floor ♪ ♪ ring the alarm ♪ police tape on the front door you are a person of interest ♪
>> crime scene on the dance floor. police tape on the front door. you are a person of interest. make no mistake, rebecca black has matured as an artist. i'm guessing all the people who blasted her for "friday" are eating their words right now. so you should. the reaction to "friday" was outrageous. people wrote horrible things online. she even got death threats. much to her credit, rebecca took it all in stride. she posted this video about what her summer was like. >> over the summer i got to do some amazing things i never thought would happen. i got to join katy perry on stage and sing "friday" with her. i got to attend the "glee" premiere and i also won a teen choice award. >> that's right. how did you spend your summer,