As we wait for Johnny Watterson’s article on George Gibney in the Irish Times, check out the latest from Broadsheet, the Irish news site, under the headline “You Can’t Call Hin a Paedophile.” The link is http://www.broadsheet.ie/2018/03/02/you-cant-call-him-a-paedophile/.
Broadsheet, like Concussion Inc., notes:
* Watterson’s tweet yesterday regarding the RTE network’s rejection of an ad promoting the Irish Times piece because it characterizes Gibney as a pedophile (in the spelling of American judge Charles R. Breyer) or a paedophile (in the Irish spelling).
* The mysterious juxtaposition of Gibney’s mysterious 1992 U.S. visa, his 1993 indictment in Ireland, and the controversial 1994 Irish Supreme Court’s quashing of the 27 counts against him.
* The 1998 Murphy Commission report finding: “In light of the charges arising from the Garda investigation the complainants were vindicated.”
* Our exchange this week with Don Heidary, the board president of the American Swimming Coaches Association, which is strongly suspected, in Judge Breyer’s words, of having “greased the wheels for Gibney’s relocation.”
(Broadsheet doesn’t mention my even more recent exchange with another ASCA board member, Jim Richardson, who is promising to press executive director John Leonard on the Gibney matter at next month’s board meeting.)