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USA Swimming Chief Chuck Wielgus Dies of Cancer; Presided Over 20 Years of Sex Abuse Cover-Ups

Published April 24th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Chuck Wielgus, the chief executive of USA Swimming since 1997, has died of cancer at 67. All due sympathy goes to his family and loved ones. Wielgus had been scheduled to retire in August. Recently, as the Senate Judiciary Committee belatedly began exploring stories of systematic sexual abuse and cover-up at […]

Full Text of Complaint in California Public Records Act Lawsuit ‘Muchnick v. University of California’

Published April 19th, 2017, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: Muchnick Sues University of California For Additional Public Records in 2014 Death of Football Player Ted Agu Published April 18th, 2017   Below is the full text of Irvin Muchnick’s complaint in the new California Public Records Act lawsuit against the University of California. A facsimile of the filing in Alameda County Superior Court is […]

Muchnick Sues University of California For Additional Public Records in 2014 Death of Football Player Ted Agu

Published April 18th, 2017, Uncategorized

Author and journalist Irvin Muchnick today sued the University of California under the state Public Records Act. The petition in Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG17857115, alleges that UC Berkeley and other units of the UC system have withheld public records related to the 2014 death of Cal football player Ted Agu and to […]

New York Times Appears One-and-Done With the Olympic Sports Sex Abuse Story

Published April 16th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Two weeks ago the New York Times published a powerful essay on sexual abuse in gymnastics by former multiple Olympian Jennifer Sey. The piece played off a new initiative by Senator Dianne Feinstein to curb this ongoing disgrace of our youth sports system. Since then, the Times has embellished Sey’s article […]

Flashback: ‘My Life of “O’Reilly”‘ (in honor of the current major advertiser exodus from ‘The O’Reilly Factor’)

Published April 7th, 2017, Uncategorized

The essay below was originally published on April 20, 2009, at Beyond Chron, the San Francisco alternative news site. The YouTube of my shot on The O’Reilly Factor’ is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asTdiVWf4gM.   My Life of ‘O’Reilly’: A Memoir by Irvin Muchnick The New York Times has published the goods on the The O’Reilly Factor’s ambush field interviews. […]