From Broadsheet, the Irish news site, at https://www.broadsheet.ie/2020/07/15/shallow-hype/:
The hype machine is cranking for the BBC/Second Captains podcast documentary series on George Gibney.
This would suggest that the series will, indeed, be dropping next month, after a postponement of the original air date with the implausible explanation that the delay was “due to the current global pandemic.”
Let’s hope the BBC Sounds podcast does a good job of telling the story of the now-climaxing US federal government investigation of Gibney’s status as a permanent resident alien — 25 years after his arrival on a mysteriously timely diversity lottery visa.
And a decade after he failed in an application for U.S. citizenship because he had lied on it about his 1993 indictment in Ireland on 27 counts of sexual abuse of youth athletes is his charge.
These instances of molestation, certified as “vindication” for Gibney’s accusers in a 1998 Irish government report, included his rape and impregnation of a 17-year-old during a 1991 training trip in Tampa, Florida, by his club, the Trojans, out of Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock, County Dublin.
This week, two BBC hype articles, one in the Irish Times and the other in the industry-captive Swimming World magazine, recycle the Gibney saga while ignoring everything that has happened in the last five years.