Archive for November, 2014

On ANOTHER Comment Board, Inscrutable David Berkoff Changes His Tune Again – Praises Outside Magazine Article on Sex Abuse, Criticizes USA Swimming

Published November 17th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Over the weekend I wrote about the shocking comment by David Berkoff on November 13 on the comment board at the website of Swimming World magazine:    “So I guess that nobody here is in favor of due process? Girl claims something happened so it  MUST have happened? Lynch-mob mentality? Or […]

“Are we just interested in castrating all the men around here?” – USA Swimming Vice President David Berkoff’s Shockingly Tasteless Comment

Published November 15th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In incendiary remarks on a comment board at the website of Swimming World magazine, David Berkoff – the former gold medal swimmer who was until recently technical vice president of USA Swimming* – wondered if the critics of the sport are “just interested in castrating all the men around here.” (*This […]

USA Swimming, Hustling to Keep Up With the Sex-Abuse Posse, Bans Dustin Perry, the Poor Man’s Alex Pussieldi

Published November 14th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Tim Joyce and I wanted to give Rachel Sturtz’s excellent article in the December issue of Outside magazine a day or two to breathe before plunging in with background and supplements from our own years of coverage of USA Swimming sexual abuse and cover-up. We’ll start soon with another review of […]

We Told You What They Were Going to Tell You, We Told You, And We Told You What They Told You

Published November 12th, 2014, Uncategorized

‘Article in New Issue of Outside Magazine Boosts Fed Investigations of USA Swimming’ … today at Beyond Chron Published November 11th, 2014 by Irvin Muchnick The most undercovered scandal in sports is the widespread sexual abuse of untold hundreds of early- and mid-teen female swimmers by untold scores of coaches. Money- and image-obsessed USA Swimming, […]

Outside Magazine’s USA Swimming Sex Abuse Article: Is This Just a 2010 Media Hit Reset – Or Is Real Accountability At Hand?

Published November 12th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   “There’s a horror in the shadows of American competitive swimming: a continuing legacy of sexual abuse, usually involving male coaches who prey on young women – and a governing body that looks the other way.” Beginning with the powerful subhead text above, the long article in the December issue of Outside magazine, “Unprotected” […]