Muchnick Profile by Paul Kimmage, Irish Independent: ‘Awful truth is hidden in plain sight’

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I am deeply honored — and a little stunned — to be written about so generously by one of the true titans of investigative sports journalism, Paul Kimmage of the Irish Independent. Kimmage is perhaps one of the two writers most responsible for exposing Lance Armstrong’s performance-enhancing drug use and the overall corruption of the sport of cycling. (The other is David Walsh of London’s Sunday Times, author of Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong.)


Awful truth is hidden in plain sight

Paul Kimmage

PUBLISHED 06/09/2015 | 17:00

What kind of person devotes their life to this? And how does he make it pay? 'A crazy person,' laughs Irvin Muchnick2
What kind of person devotes their life to this? And how does he make it pay? ‘A crazy person,’ laughs Irvin Muchnick

In May 1992, Irvin Muchnick travelled to Allentown, Pennsylvania and checked into a room at the George Washington Motor Lodge. The 37-year-old freelance reporter had been commissioned by The Village Voice to write a cover story about sex and drugs in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), but it was a death that had brought him to the motel.



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[email protected]). One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated by the Argentino family, in Nancy’s memory, to the women’s shelter in development at the Salerno, Italy, church Centro Evangelical dei Fratelli.

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