Archive for December, 2015

On Eve of ‘Concussion’ Movie, the Affiliated Bennet Omalu Foundation Raises Questions of Both Science and Ethics

Published December 15th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Bennet Omalu’s promo tour for the movie Concussion, with Oscar-hopeful Will Smith portraying him with a bad West African accent, went today to Pittsburgh, the national capital of both “concussion awareness” and chronic traumatic encephalopathy denial. Omalu is on hand for a screening of the film at the SouthSide Works […]

Later Today: Concussion Inc.’s Full Coverage of Troubling Questions Surrounding the New Bennet Omalu Foundation

Published December 15th, 2015, Uncategorized

Follow us on Twitter: @irvmuch.   1- @ConcussionMovie‘s disastrous partnership with @MomsTEAM.  2- Bravo, @bennetomalu9168, for NYT op-ed against kid football. But why sully your legacy?  3- Omalu movie sidekick Julian “Alec Baldwin” Bailes inexcusable “no deaths” truther for Pop Warner Football.  4- Holy plot twist: @ConcussionMovie director Landesman says, “I never […]

‘Concussion’ Movie Producers Play Dumb on Why Omalu Foundation Board Includes Pop Warner Football’s ‘No Youth Deaths’ Truther

Published December 14th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     “I don’t understand your question,” Concussion movie writer-director Peter Landesman’s publicist, Amanda Lundberg, emailed me earlier today. “Sorry — Can you explain what you are asking?” Landesman himself earlier had written, “Tying in my publicist. Go through her pls,” when asked for a comment on Concussion Inc.’s report that the […]

What Is Pop Warner Shill Julian ‘No Youth Football Deaths’ Bailes Doing on the Board of the Bennet Omalu Foundation?

Published December 13th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     As Bennet Omalu, hero brain researcher of the new Concussion movie, does his Hollywood star turn with bad West African accent ventriloquizer Will Smith, the generous interpretation is that Omalu is trying to thread the needle. Omalu knows that the national public health issue of football is not the chronic […]

Holy Plot Twist: ‘Concussion’ Movie Director Peter Landesman Tells Us, ‘I Never Heard of MomsTeam’

Published December 11th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     My campaign to keep Bennet Omalu on course as the brave public health advocate he is, rather than as a Hollywood mascot for Will Smith’s Oscar ambitions, took a strange turn with this email yesterday afternoon from Peter Landesman, the writer and director of the new Concussion movie:     […]