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MESSAGE TO READERS

As most of you know, I covered the USA Swimming sex abuse scandal for WBAL in Baltimore from late July until early October this year. During that span I penned 12 articles on the topic, articles that were enthusiastically received by both WBAL management and readers. Additionally I was interviewed on WBAL radio seven times regarding the USA Swimming story during that period.

But the 13th article I wrote on the scandal, regarding the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and the incident(s) of prior abuse at the world-famous club that is co-owned by Michael Phelps apparently hit too close to home; more specifically too close to the cash cow that is Phelps. Due to either internal or external pressures – or more likely both – WBAL not only removed the NBAC article but proceeded to remove ALL the articles I had written. The station, acting in utterly Orwellian fashion, “disappeared” my work.

I decided to temporarily re-post all the articles on this site, starting with the most recent.

The cowardice displayed by WBAL has only strengthened my resolve and I will be writing for another outlet in the very near future.

There will be much more to come on this story in the coming weeks and months.

Sincerely,

Tim Joyce
joyce.timothy@gmail.com

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