Art…”UNVERIFIED is Must-See”

Unverified
BobLee
January09/ 2016

Art ChanskyDISCLAIMER:  re: UNVERIFIED…. Unlike Bre’r Chansky, I have NOT “obtained an advance copy from “it’s creator (Bethel)…” and have no plans to spend SaidWhatMedia $$$ to purchase a ticket.  But if furnished a copy, I will review it myself.   That is NOT for any pre-conceived bias about the “long- awaited” documentary at all; but rather I only go to two movies a year and I haven’t seen Stars War yet.  Using up my “other 2016 movie” in mid-January would be too risky.

WHOA… as we speak, I HAVE JUST received a copy of The Trailer to UNVERIFIED…. it’s down at the bottom of this page.

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It seems to me, based on Artie’s comments below and earlier interviews with Cecil B. d’Bethel a/k/a “the creator”; his ax to grind appears to be with The University” for using Athletics as the scapegoat for Academia’s plethora of prolonged evil-doings.

Bethel’s tutoring buddies were hung out to dry i.e. fired; while others higher up the Academic bureaucracy were allowed to waltz away with their fat pensions unaffected.   Hard to argue with those facts.  I totally agree THAT was a travesty.

N&O Exec Editor John Drescher calls out Bethel re: who declined to talk to who ????  My tendency is to believe John Drescher.

“Clueless” Dickie, “Most Ethical” Jan Boxill, Deb Crowder and Uncle Julius were all “in it” up to their chiney chin chins but are now well-pensioned for life.  Score one point for creator/ director Bethel.

Chancellor Chihuahua Folt and Tom “Z Smith” Ross refused to be interviewed for the film.  That, as we all know from watching countless mobster movies, is the equivalent of “taking the 5th”.

For naive defenders of Tom Ross – NEVER FORGET this Franklin Street Martyr wanted to hire Dickie to be the Athletics Czar of The UNC System.   NEVER FORGET THAT when measuring Tom Ross’ “good sense”.

Bonnie and ClydeI’m sure Bethel takes the usual shots at (1) The Rabid ABC Lynch Mob for sure, at (2) That Damn Dan Kane and at (3) Mary & Jay (“Bonnie & Clyde”) because doing that is sure to get Pavlovian giggles, hoots and snorts from his 99.6% Carolina Way Drunk-as-Skunks audience of drooling IC board monkeys…. and octogenarian Choo Choo-ites.

Not unlike when a Lynch Mobbie tweets UNCheats and Swahili in 40 tweets/day. …. giggle, hoot, snort.

If/When The Vaunted Carolina Way Myth is ever formally – officially – legally Debunked; a lot of those shallow souls got nuthin’ left.   Conversely, not being able to Hate All Things UNC 24/7 would have a similar effect on a lot of ABCers.

FWIW…. Artie was against Wainstein before he ever set foot on campus.  Knowing that once he (Wainstein) kicked over the first rock what would crawl out could potentially tarnish the pristine sacred legacy of Carolina’s Voldemort – “He whose name (and Dome) shall not be mentioned”.

Coming up on the 6th Anniversary of Marvin Hits Send; This Great Unpleasantness has long-ago deteriorated into partisan feces flinging…. and giggles & snorts.

Assuming there ever IS an NCAA Verdict it will only generate several more decades of Holocaust Denying and Death Penalty Demanding.

…. as Dickie, Jan, Deb and Julius keep cashing those big fat pension checks.  … cha ching, cha ching!  Hark That Sound.

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http://chapelboro.com/columns/sports-notebook/chanskys-notebook-unverified-riveting/

Chansky’s Notebook: Unverified Riveting

By Art (“BobLee’s Buddy”) Chansky

Posted January 8, 2016 at 8:35 am

Unverified both answers and raises important questions.

The much-awaited documentary on the UNC academic scandal premiers at the Varsity Theater Friday night in a private showing. Chapelboro obtained an advance copy from creator and former UNC athletic tutor Bradley Bradley BethelBethel, and for anyone who loves this university, it is a riveting 90-minute watch that is a must-see.

Bradley Bethel’s film ‘Unverified’ is set to premiere on Jan. 8.

It deals primarily with the many nuances (fancy Chapel Hill word) of the complicated, four-year ordeal.  Nuances (repeat fancy Chapel Hill word) that Bethel says were largely ignored by the media chasing a sexy, juicy story and did not want to be deterred by the details. Those details, according to Bethel’s own narrative, were also covered up by the university in trying to place the blame on athletics and, in the process, fired scapegoated athletic tutors Beth Bridger and Jaimie Lee, who were Bethel’s colleagues.

The turning point of the documentary is when Journalism professor Adam Hochberg challenges Bethel’s assertion that Bridger and Lee were fired by the slanted media coverage and information in the infamous Wainstein Report. Bethel could have cut that interview since Hochberg seemed to have checkmated his theory. But, actually, it gave Bethel the impetus to go back, dig deeper and report that Bridger and Lee were fired without due process, purely on implication by Wainstein, who made more than $3 million from UNC for his work.

Bethel’s crusade to vindicate his colleagues sometimes overshadows the main accusation of the movie – that the Wainstein Report was commissioned and carefully written to shift responsibility away from the university, as whole, and back on the athletic department. And his charge is aided by Chancellor Carol Folt’s refusal to grant Bethel an interview and former UNC President Tom Ross never responding to his request.

The chancellor, athletic director and football coach at the time all departed, but more because they were the men in charge than proven complicit in any wrong-doing. Since then, the athletic department has skillfully contested the resulting NCAA Notice of Allegations to the point where the biggest penalty could still go to the university for lack of institutional control.

Though Bethel’s work would not have helped lead to that conclusion, it would further support Unverified as having the story more right than wrong. Go see it for yourself.

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NOTE: I’m pretty sure Art’s go see it for yourself suggestion is nuancily directed at his core Chapelboro audience of hard-core TruBlues, not the far more DIVERSE audience that visits here.   BL

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STOP PRESS

I HAVE JUST RECEIVED a Trailer of the riveting Documentary courtesy of “my other buddy” – BOG Bad Boy Marty Kotis.  Marty’s theater (Red Cinema) in Greensboro will be showing the film.  If you do go…. go see it at Marty’s theater and buy lots of Marty’s popcorn and juju beans.

UNVERIFIED – The Trailer LINK

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Like This? …. There’s 2,000 more waiting if you CLICK HERE!

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BobLee

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It looks like the autopsy will continue until the conclusion satisfies someone’s worldview.

john
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It would be good for it to continue to the reason for autopsies… determining cause.

Ron
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After watching the trailer and reading these accompanying articles, I think the existing readers’ comments sort of validate my main “take-away”….haven’t we already established there’s blame to spread around to just about everybody involved at Carolina? None of what I’ve read or seen in the trailer is a revelation. I, as a Carolina alum, never blamed the tutors. They were small role players in this from the get-go. I blame the poor oversight and low integrity in the AFAM dept, academic beaurocrats, and athletic dept staff charged with academic oversight for “student”-athletes (LOL @ that overused term) for not questioning… Read more »

RickL
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RickL

What are the odds that “Albert” has a clue who Lord Voldemort is?

Cabcash
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Cabcash

Another review …

“The film focused entirely too much on Bethel himself,”

Go figure.

http://sportschannel8.com/2016/01/08/unverified-the-untold-story-behind-the-unc-scandal/

Interview…

“I’m not pretending in this film to be this objective journalist w/out opinion….I’m not even claiming that what I’m saying is the objective truth. Objective truth is really hard to get at”

https://soundcloud.com/benatlasswain/i-hate-sports-9215

john
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Dean wrote Boxill a termination letter, which I believe she made noises about appealing. Did she nor end up being terminated? It’s kind of hard to buy that the University tried to put the blame on athletics when pretty much NONE the axes fell on athletic department people, other than… ASPSA, which was at least a joint venture between academics and athletics. I haven’t seen the film and would like to. From what I hear he interviews Bridger and Lee and doesn’t press them about the infamous slide and emails. WTF? yes, it’s hard to believe only Crowder, Nyangoro, Bridger… Read more »

AmyK
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AmyK

I think I read somewhere that he raised over $100,000 to produce the “must-see” film. That $$$ could have added a lot of CHARGING STATIONS to the Kenan Football Center. 🙂

CF
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CF

Who are the “investors” in this riveting epic?

Bob-in-WNC
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Bob-in-WNC

Don’t you think the dome’s namesake is more responsible for Dickie being AD than anyone else? I heard he hand picked dickie to be his “boss,” and he sure picked Gut to be his replacement. how did both of those work out for us?

inkstainedscribe
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inkstainedscribe

Marty is good people. I didn’t realize he owned that theater.

BT-in-Salisbury
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BT-in-Salisbury

WHY would anyone pay cash $$$ to see that? It’s one no-body’s biased opinion on an issue that means absolutely nothing.

Bob
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Bob

I assume that all of the wrongfully terminated are now planning a lawsuit. They also need to consider slander in addition to wrongful termination. Bradley could be their counsel. Later BobLee