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August 14, 2013

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman ‘Will Look Into’ Relationship With USA Swimming’s PR Firm, Ground Floor Media — Expects Full Response Later This Week

by Irvin Muchnick   Dennis Goodwin, chief of the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman office, has told Concussion Inc. that he is investigating the background of our […]
August 14, 2013

Links to Concussion Inc.’s Coverage of Ground Floor Media and Its Conflicting PR Clients — USA Swimming and the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman

Read USA Swimming’s Shocking Internal Memo — Reducing Sex Abuse to a PR Headache Published August 4th, 2013 ***** Groundhog Day for Ground Floor Media — […]
August 16, 2013

Year 1 of WWE’s Statement on Gay Rights — Year 2 of Its SummerScam With Politicians on the ‘Bullying’ Issue

by Irvin Muchnick   Like others, I was heartened by the unpretentious coming out of gay WWE performer Darren Young. It fell to the Wrestling Observer […]
August 16, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: USA Swimming’s PR Firm, Ground Floor Media, Has Been Paid at Least $13,000 by the Office of the Colorado State Child Protection Ombudsman

by Irvin Muchnick   Documents obtained by Concussion Inc. through a state public records request reveal that Denver’s Ground Floor Media public relations firm — coordinator […]
August 17, 2013

A Twitter Dialogue on Max Boot’s Miserable Wall Street Journal Essay, ‘In Defense of Football’

‏@EdgeofSports Want to invite @maxboot to see new film “United States of Football.” Or read work of @patrick_hruby. Boot’s piece. http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/a/SB10001424127887324085304579011072125138740?mg=reno64-wsj …   @patrick_hruby @EdgeofSports @MaxBoot […]
August 18, 2013

Original NFL Concussion Quack, Elliot Pellman, Was Commissioner Tagliabue’s Doc: ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’

It’s time for more than left-handed compliments to ESPN’s Outside the Lines on the football traumatic brain injury story. Today the investigative unit’s Steve Fainaru, John […]
August 19, 2013

‘National Conference of State Legislatures’ (Huh?) — Yet Another Client of USA Swimming’s PR Firm, Ground Floor Media

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve reported that Denver’s Ground Floor Media, the PR firm charged with helping USA Swimming make its youth coach sexual abuse “image” […]
August 19, 2013

Unanswered Questions to Dennis Goodwin, Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman

1. Has Ground Floor Media performed any services for your office since November 2012 (that appears to be the date of the last invoice in the […]
August 19, 2013

Developing: USA Swimming Tries to Stay Ahead of the Posse With ‘Independent Review’ of Its ‘Safe Sport’ Program

Newest PR generated by USA Swimming’s “crisis communications” consultant, Denver’s finger-in-every-pie Ground Floor Media: “Victor Vieth, executive director of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center […]