Archive for November, 2015

Rapist Swim Coach George Gibney Appears to Have Overlapped at Ireland’s Newpark School With Controversial Vancouver Olympics Chief John Furlong

Published November 8th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     George Gibney — the rapist former Irish national swim team coach whose 20 years of alien residency in the United States have come under renewed scrutiny — taught at the Newpark School in Dublin in the 1970s during the same period when fellow Irish native John Furlong, later president and […]

Olympic Hopeful Turned 50-Year Abuse Survivor — In an Exclusive Interview, Speed Skating’s 1960s Golden Girl, Vickie Swanson, Explains Why She Disappeared

Published November 5th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Heading toward the 1968 Winter Olympics in France, it appeared that Southern California would be contributing at least two major female medal hopefuls on skates. One of them, Peggy Fleming, would take the figure skating gold, and go on to become the glamour girl of the Ice Capades and international television specials […]

Our 25 Years of Coverage of the Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Murder Case: Headline Links

Published November 2nd, 2015, Uncategorized

The 2013 ebook, JUSTICE DENIED: The Untold Story of Nancy Argentino’s Death in Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s Hotel Room, annotates our original article and benefits a women’s shelter in Nancy’s memory. You can order the ebook for $2.99 on Amazon Kindle ( or a PDF copy by email (send $2.99 via PayPal to One hundred […]

Two Footnotes on Today’s Jimmy Snuka Murder Case Developments

Published November 2nd, 2015, Uncategorized

1. I now know for a fact that NBC’s “Dateline” did not, at any time, contact the Lehigh County district attorney’s office. Either Charles Gallagher, the deputy D.A., misspoke about that or the Lehigh Valley Live reporter got that detail wrong. 2. Judge Maria Dantos, who approved the grand jury presentment in the Snuka murder […]

Behind Gag Order in Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Murder Trial: Fear of Reporting and Commentary on Prosecutorial Misconduct

Published November 2nd, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   P.S. 1:10 p.m. Pacific time: Contrary to what was reported by Lehigh Valley Live (and, possibly, incorrectly told to reporter Sarah Cassi), deputy district attorney Charles Gallagher did not speak to NBC’s “Dateline.” See our follow up item,   A Pennsylvania judge today issued a gag order in the murder trial of WWE […]