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September 28, 2020

Support the Change.org Petition to Reform U.S. Masters Swimming

by Irvin Muchnick Seven years ago we did a piece headlined “United States Masters Swimming: Where Old Perverts Make Soft Landings.” The on-the-record source was once […]
September 29, 2020

2020 U.S. Presidential Election: Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?

THE MEDIA EQUATION Trump Wants to Discredit the Election. This Nerd Could Stop Him. Fox News, the president’s favored network, will face enormous pressure to call […]
September 30, 2020

‘Where Is George Gibney?’ Podcast Probably Won’t Explain His Vulnerability to American Criminal Charges in His 1991 Rape and Impregnation of a 17-Year-Old Irish Swimmer in Tampa — So We Will

PREVIOUSLY: “George Gibney Didn’t Vanish (full text from the Irish news site Broadsheet),” August 27, https://concussioninc.net/?p=14564 “No, Britain’s Guardian Newspaper — I Didn’t ‘Try Unsuccessfully to […]
October 5, 2020

Trading Facile Memes For a Challenging Narrative, BBC’s George Gibney Podcast Descends Into Disappointment

PREVIOUSLY: “George Gibney Didn’t Vanish (full text from the Irish news site Broadsheet),” August 27, https://concussioninc.net/?p=14564 “No, Britain’s Guardian Newspaper — I Didn’t ‘Try Unsuccessfully to […]
October 6, 2020

‘Not Making Waves’ … From Ireland’s Broadsheet

Irvin Muchnick: Not Making Waves I don’t expect to be named Miss Congeniality for having to break the news to folks in Ireland that the BBC/Second […]
October 7, 2020

‘Where Is George Gibney?’ How About ‘Where Is Peter Banks?’

PREVIOUSLY: “George Gibney Didn’t Vanish (full text from the Irish news site Broadsheet),” August 27, https://concussioninc.net/?p=14564 “No, Britain’s Guardian Newspaper — I Didn’t ‘Try Unsuccessfully to […]
October 8, 2020

Mark Horgan BBC Podcast Nails George Gibney Cohort Peter Banks For the 1993 Job Offer Letter That Enabled the Rapist Irish Olympic Coach’s U.S. Visa

by Irvin Muchnick Credit where credit is due. Yesterday, in the most recent of my unimpressed takes on the slickly produced rehash that had been the […]
October 9, 2020

Let’s Start Cataloging the Open Questions Left by the BBC’s Exposure of Peter Banks As an Architect of George Gibney’s Flight From Ireland to the U.S.

by Irvin Muchnick In 2018 I spoke with Dr. Gary O’Toole, the pivotal whistleblower in the fall of rapist Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney, about […]
October 11, 2020

Nearly 20 Years After a Cover-Up by USA Swimming and the Florida Police and Media, the Heat Might Finally Be Coming For Abusive Brazilian-American Coach Alex Pussieldi

by Irvin Muchnick In 2015, Concussion Inc. began reporting on the cover-up and enabling actions that transformed George Gibney from an accused rapist when he was […]