Archive for September, 2017

University of British Columbia Accused of Violating First Nations Human Rights Over Speech of Apparent Former George Gibney Associate John Furlong

Published September 13th, 2017, Uncategorized

“The University of British Columbia ignored the rights of First Nations when it reinstated John Furlong as guest speaker for its annual athletics department fundraiser, according to a complaint filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Furlong, the former Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO who chairs Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, was hired last fall for […]

Sam Muchnick Papers Footnote: Ties to the Real Knee-Capping, Pistol-Packing Mafia … NOT

Published September 11th, 2017, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Introducing the Sam Muchnick Papers: Correspondence With the Department of Justice, 1956-1964,”   by Irvin Muchnick   As I prepare to move on to other categories of some of the rescued papers of my late uncle, St. Louis wrestling promoter and National Wrestling Alliance chief Sam Muchnick, I pause to address the last […]

NFL Opener Special: Dr. Joseph Maroon, at His Day Job, Argues CTE With WWE’s Baron Corbin

Published September 10th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The 2017 National Football League season kicks off, and interest among non-hard cores is trending down. Awareness of this sport’s lethality, from cradle to grave, is trending up. That is why I have selected a favorite recent marker of a story whose end point, as I say repeatedly, is clear but […]

Imagine That — Ty Cobb Isn’t Such a Bad Guy (I Think). Whereas John Dowd Seems to Believe That What Pete Rose Did Is Worse Than Everything Donald Trump Has Done.

Published September 7th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Surely I can’t be the first to observe the strange synchronicity of Donald Trump’s top legal mouthpieces as he staves off impeachment or prison or whatever it is that this crime family boss on borrowed time in the White House is staving off. That Trump lawyer Ty Cobb has the same […]

Allentown Morning Call, After Botching Coverage of Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Murder Case, Botches Coverage of Prosecutor James Martin’s SLAPP Suit Against Critic Bill Villa

Published September 1st, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As part of its rare and spotty coverage of an outrageous, though mostly neglected, case with chilling First Amendment implications, the Allentown Morning Call erred about a basic fact in a rushed story on a largely inconsequential element of the dispute. When Concussion Inc. queried the publisher about what I feel […]