Irv’s Blog

February 25, 2024

“Time to nail George Gibney” — full text from Ireland’s Village Magazine

This article was originally published at https://villagemagazine.ie/time-to-nail-us-based-swimming-coach-paedophile-george-gibney/. The book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published […]
February 19, 2024

“Time to nail U.S.- based swimming coach pedophile George Gibney” … now at Village, Ireland’s Political and Cultural Magazine

George Gibney, the story that won’t die, is also the story that won’t live – or at least isn’t given the oxygen to breathe. The latest […]
February 15, 2024

“Vince McMahon’s ‘Rosebud’ moment: Was a family secret behind his career of abuse?” … full text from Salon

The article below was first published on February 10 at https://www.salon.com/2024/02/10/vince-mcmahons-rosebud-moment-was-a-family-secret-behind-his-career-of-abuse/.   by Irvin Muchnick   For many years the quintessentially Trumpian phenomenon of pro wrestling […]
February 10, 2024

“Vince McMahon’s ‘Rosebud’ moment: Was a family secret behind his career of abuse?” … today at Salon

https://www.salon.com/2024/02/10/vince-mcmahons-rosebud-moment-was-a-family-secret-behind-his-career-of-abuse/
January 27, 2024

“Lurid new allegations surface in WWE boss and Trump crony Vince McMahon’s sex abuse case” — today at Salon

Late Friday, McMahon, WWE, and TKO Holdings announced his resignation.   https://www.salon.com/2024/01/27/lurid-new-allegations-surface-in-wwe-boss-vince-mcmahons-abuse-case/
January 15, 2024

Guest Column by Debbie Denithorne-Grodensky, Survivor of Abuser Swimming Coach Andy King: Some Things to Add to the Legacy of the Recently Deceased Richard Thornton

by Debra Denithorne-Grodensky   Richard Thornton, a member of the 1980 Olympic swimming team (the year the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Summer Games) and a long-time […]
December 28, 2023

2024 Could Be the Year of the Elusive Renewed George Gibney Prosecution. But Here’s What Also Could Derail It.

UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published in 2024 by ECW Press. It will include two […]
December 26, 2023

The Definitive and Authorized Version of the Classic 1988 Penthouse Magazine Article on the Von Erich Wrestling Family

With the release of the movie The Iron Claw (which I discussed here and here, and on the Pollock & Thurston podcast last week here, beginning […]
December 23, 2023

More on the Fabulism of Diana Nyad, Sexual Abuse Survivor and Open Water Swimming Legend

My book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published next year by ECW Press. It includes a […]
December 22, 2023

Jim Martin Retires – Long-Time Pennsylvania District Attorney Who Presided Over the Cover-Up of Wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka’s Murder of Nancy Argentino

by Irvin Muchnick   Jim Martin has announced his retirement after 25 years as district attorney of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. In two capacities in the DA’s […]
December 19, 2023

‘The Iron Claw’ Manages to Land With a Twisted, but Heartfelt, Authenticity. The Key Was Not Sugar-Coating the Fritz Von Erich Character.

by Irvin Muchnick   Last month I commented sourly on the imminent release of the A24 film The Iron Claw, directed by Sean Durkin. The movie […]
December 15, 2023

Dale Neuburger – Official Whose Business Machinations Are Blamed for Open Water Swimmer Fran Crippen’s 2010 Death – Wins Lifetime Service Award

Irvin Muchnick’s book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published next year by ECW Press.   […]
December 9, 2023

SwimSwam: USA Swimming Is Running a Deficit

Irvin Muchnick’s book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe will be published next year by ECW Press.   […]
December 8, 2023

Muchnick on Boston Radio For an Hour Tonight to Discuss ‘WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning’

In an encore appearance tonight on Dan Rea’s “NightSide” on Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Irvin Muchnick will be talking about his new book WITHOUT HELMETS OR […]
December 5, 2023

Further Embarrassing Itself, State Bar Has Yet to Document a Basic Investigation of University of California Counsel’s Serial Lies to Courts in Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up

Irvin Muchnick’s book WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning was recently published. Three chapters cover Cal-Berkeley’s cover-up of the […]
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