USA Today vs The Free Thought Project — Is USA Today’s Coverage Of Major Scandal A Whitewash Of Sex Crimes Against Children?
Journalist Matt Agorist penned a fantastic article at The Free Thought Project detailing the massive scope of the scandal and cover up of child sex crimes in USA Gymnastics.
The article reports incriminating facts about the perpetrators leaving readers with feelings of confusion and disgust. How could such a large scandal like this occur?
The article is titled, “Over 125 Victims Reveal Massive Child Molestation Conspiracy and Cover-Up Within USA Gymnastics”
The subheading states, “Predators were protected and the children were sacrificed,” a victim and former USA Gymnastics participant noted after coming forward.”
Excerpts in this article include…
“A massive case involving over a hundred women and girls is shining a light on the horrid sexual abuse and cover-up taking place within the USA Gymnastics program.”
“Denhollander is one of more than 125 victims, including US Olympic champion and three-time gold medalist, Aly Raisman, who are coming forward with evidence of cover-ups and abuse.”
“The gymnasts are not only accusing the leadership of ignoring the suspected abuse, but trying to cover it up.”
“America’s most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches — relying on a policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings.”
“But records show the organization compiled complaint dossiers on more than 50 coaches and filed them in a drawer in its executive office in Indianapolis.”
“During a 2013 lawsuit, two former USAG officials admitted under oath to routinely covering up sexual abuse allegations.”
Compare this article to how USA Today, covered the same story:
The article is titled, “Aly Raisman criticizes USA Gymnastics, USOC for response to sex abuse scandal”
The subheading states, “A six-month investigation has found that U.S. Gymnastics needs a ‘complete cultural change’ following its handling of sexual abuse complaints..”
There is a video as well as an article in the link above. Excerpts include…
“USA Gymnastics didn’t do enough to educate its staff, members, or athletes about protecting children from abuse.”
“And when safeguards were in place, it failed to ensure they were being followed.”
“Though USA Gymnastics was an early leader in child protection, Daniels said her investigation found that the governing body had not kept up with current best practices.”
Join me in demanding that USA Today and other mainstream media start taking the epidemic of child sexual abuse seriously.