Archive for April, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle Defends Against Straw-Man Criticism — Says Its Story on Death of Cal Football Player Ted Agu Had No Factual Errors

Published April 12th, 2016, Uncategorized

“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=10931 Complete headline links to our series: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10877 by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. finally has heard back from someone at the San Francisco Chronicle regarding our criticism of its January 30 front-page story […]

Cal Strength Coach Damon Harrington’s Salary: $150,000 Plus $8,000 Bowl Bonus — Here’s His Contract

Published April 12th, 2016, Uncategorized

“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=10931 Complete headline links to our series: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10877 by Irvin Muchnick   The base salary of Damon Harrington — the Cal Bears head football strength and conditioning coach whose controversial and extreme methods are […]

Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu

Published April 10th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our series: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10877     by Irvin Muchnick       BACKGROUND On February 7, 2014, Ted Agu, a 21-year-old walk-on defensive lineman for the Cal Bears, collapsed and died during an offseason campus run and conditioning drill. The coroner ruled as the cause of death hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — a heart […]

Canadian Media Coddle Liar-Abuser Olympic Potentate John Furlong — Now Floating the Idea of a Calgary Winter Olympics Bid

Published April 8th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     John Furlong — the Irish-Canadian face of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and a superpatriot brand in his adopted country — continues to enjoy a Teflon run on the abuse allegations uncovered by writer Laura Robinson. The absence of scrutiny of this oily figure goes to show that major-media deference […]

Guess Who’s Sitting on the Depositions in the Ted Agu Football Death and Won’t Publish Them? San Francisco Chronicle and UC-Berkeley Journalism School

Published April 8th, 2016, Uncategorized

Cal-Berkeley Journalism School Program Lets San Francisco Chronicle Exploit Leaked Depositions For Half-Ass Story on Ted Agu Wrongful Death — Won’t Release Them in Full Published April 7th, 2016 Complete headline links to our series on the wrongful death lawsuit by the family of Cal football’s Ted Agu: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10877 by Irvin Muchnick We’ve been exploring […]