Here’s goes Art…. AGAIN!

Art Chansky
BobLee
August17/ 2015

“My Buddy Art” is at it again.  My various “Buddys” – Art, Marty, etc etc  and their various proclamations have this Ol’ Internet Legend “busier than a one-armed paperhanger with carpal tunnel syndrome” posting their latest for your viewing pleasure.

This go-round the Art-ful Dodger bemoans (again) that UNC EVER opened itself up to Wainstein.  THAT, claims AC, was the Biggest Mistake UNC made ….. not all the Football locker room shenanigans…. not all the Julius crap…. not all the Jennifer The Tutor crap.

…. A Bigger Mistake than recruiting Mike Paulus over Russell Wilson??…. and Bigger than hiring Matt Doherty instead of “anyone else”??   Me, I would include promoting Call Me Dickie as AD 20 years ago to any short list of Biggest UNC Mistakes EVER…. but this is Art’s column, not mine.

Art is certainly NOT the only UNC Insider that blames “ever letting an investigator “in” to snoop around” as The #1 MGodfatheristake.   I’ve heard one UNC insider (not Art) even say “The Corleone Family would NEVER do that”.   I confess I double-taken at that.  Maybe not the best comparable to use, but then again, maybe it was.  🙂

Whatever film flammery and shady shadow scheming was going-on for 20 years was: …. “everybody does it” sorta stuff and besides “We ARE Carolina” and Anything We Do is Pure and Good because We Do It…. and besides Dean recruited Charlie Scott.”

Oh well…. here’s Art’s latest in his own words AGAIN.

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Chansky’s Notebook: Vicious Cycle Continues

Will the Wainstein Report ever go away? Not looking like it.

For the media and all those ABC fans, the Wainstein Report is the gift that keeps on giving. That one last independent probe into the academic scandal, which the Board of Governors and Chancellor believed we needed, traded transparency for protection of the university’s image and brand. Needless, I say, because what was broken had already been fixed.

Beyond the 131-page document that was bound neatly, released to the media and sent off the to the NCAA, which re-opened its investigation, were more than 1200 pages of interviews conducted that are still public documents being sought by the News and Observer and other public records requestors. Bubba Cunningham said Friday that those are related to millions of other documents, presumably mostly emails, that the university has to pour through in order to respond accurately to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.

Something else has been uncovered pertaining to women’s basketball, so who’s to say more of the same won’t be found by everyone looking, reading and requesting? The latest glitch could prolong the official response well into the new year, hurting recruiting further. And if anything else comes out, the vicious cycle will continue, although Cunningham is hopeful the NCAA will adjudicate this thing by the spring. That, of course, won’t keep the media and enemies from looking for and finding more embarrassing and potentially damaging information.

Before Wainstein, the university and NCAA had exchanged letters saying, “Thank you, three-year probation served, and investigation closed.” That is where it should have ended before another $3.5 million was spent and more questions were raised from those answered by the report.

All the internal audits and reviews UNC wanted or needed could have kept on going to make sure the right classes were being taught in the right way by the right professors.

But that last little bit of transparency blew the case wide open again when, in my opinion, it was the last thing Carolina ever should have done to protect itself from further damage. Now, where it all ends nobody knows.

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Allen W. Smothers
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TYPICAL Art Chansky…… “Oh, of course… THE BIGGEST MISTAKE UNC made was discovering the truth… Not all the CHEATING and LYING!! Those were simply “oversights” and “well-intentioned misrememberances”… He states that Wainstein’s investigation was unnecessary because, “what was broken, had already been fixed.” ????? The chief cheater, Jan Boxill was still on the job long after the Wainstein Report was authored, but everything had been fixed, right? She the anointed FACULTY CHAIR and, let me pause to catch my breath from LMFAO… the HEAD OF THE PARR CENTER FOR ETHICS!!!!! The state’s flagship university (again, LMAO!!), shouldn’t strive to seek… Read more »

John
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John

I don’t know if Art is deceitful or delusional, but it takes one or the other to keep publishing demonstrable falsehoods.

porcophile
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porcophile

I’m sick of folks who are willing to turn a respectable university into a punch line in order to protect a basketball program. Let’s get all the dirty laundry out and see what we’re dealing with. (Speaking of dirty laundry, “Lux” on the UNC seal doesn’t refer to a brand of soap.)

Zebraman
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Zebraman

BL— “Bigger mistake than Mike Paulus over Russell Wilson.” Good one, BL! Here’s a little known fact about your buddy: In the late 1970s Art Chansky was actually the Durham Morning Herald’s beat writer covering, if you can believe it, the Duke men’s basketball team. I mean, seriously, the biggest Dean Smith jock sniffer and apologist known to man was the beat writer covering the Tar Heels principal rival. If it hadn’t been so absurd, one might have laughed. In hindsight it is worth a chuckle. There were plenty of negative articles written by ol’ Art, suggested, no doubt, by… Read more »

TheCowdog
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TheCowdog

Frank Weedon? Oh gawd, BL.
Chansky couldn’t carry Weedon’s jock.
(Not that either ever wore one.)

Frank woulda tweeted Marvin’s tweet before Marvin figured out doughnuts and champaigne go together.

No…uhh uhh. Frank, in his way, was an over frothing watchdog. Chansky, in his way, is a Valley Girl fluffer.

Wolfdon
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Wolfdon

This guy AC is unreal !

Dr.Vinnyboombatz
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Dr.Vinnyboombatz

Art will do what he can to try and exonerate Roy to the bitter end.
What is your opinion on the recent self reporting to the NCAA on more women’s basketball violations and men’s soccer violations? Many believe that it is a delay tactic to avoid the 2016 men’s team from being banned from March Madness. Does this make sense?

Van Thomas
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Van Thomas

BL, we all have friends like Art. The ones that will go to their graves expousing the correctness of their POV. You are a good man for sticking by him even if he is delusional.

Wufwuf1
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It is funny that Art thinks of these investigations happened in a vacuum. They happened in a cascade that started with the Tweet and took a turn towards an institutional and academic involvement with the McAdoo paper. UNC had to investigate itself. The wolves were literally at the gates. They darn sure didn’t want someone to come in who was not selected by them, without a predefined scope to the investigation. UNC investigations found issues centered around AFAM, because their scope was only in AFAM. The problem they ran into was Wainstein was more thorough than they thought he would… Read more »

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BOG Guy

May be the most clueless homer I have ever come across. All about “protecting the brand” rather than “getting the truth”. Thank goodness the BOG, whom so many have accused of sitting on our hands, insisted on the Wainstein investigation. While we have officially been very quiet on this, all members of the BOG want to see the right thing done in this case. Carolina can not move on until this is over, and it won’t be over until the story is completely told. Does Art truly think this would have died if Wainstein had never entered the picture?

Erv
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Erv

It’s difficult to pick out a culprit in the way this fiasco has been handled, but near the top of the list is the BOG. They could have ended this almost before it began: but no, they thought it would die a natural death and they did nothing… at least nothing that helped bring resolution. The appointment early on of a truly independent investigatory body (the Drake Group comes to mind) with the unfettered authority to do a thorough investigation would have brought this scandal to a halt years ago. But no, the BOG and the BOT and the president… Read more »

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fayettewuf

I sorta feel sorry for old Art. He seems to live in a tiny world. He is really wrapped up in UNC basketball. But IMHO the university’s was forced was into bringing in someone more creditable than the Guv (since his finding were pretty much laid to waste). In Art’s world, the thing to do was stonewall in spite of the fact that UNC’s academic reputation fairly or unfairly was taking hits all over the place. I mean when you make a SACS committee goggle eyed, you have crossed a few lines. In Art’s view the reputations of Dean and… Read more »

TheCowdog
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TheCowdog

No…Wainstein is not the gift that keeps on giving, Art. You are.

At every turn, you further reinforce the images that the rest of the non-TCW world have shaped for years.

Thanks be for the friendship between BL and Chansky. Otherwise, we could be left with the notion that “they” may not be who we think “they” are.

Doug
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Doug

Art’s article is right pathetic. Pitiful even.

AC: “But that last little bit of transparency blew the case wide open again when, in my opinion, it was the last thing Carolina ever should have done to protect itself from further damage. Now, where it all ends nobody knows.”

Translation: We screwed our own selves.