Reading the many outraged responses to the sex-abuse scandal in elite women's gymnastics was a gratifying experience at first. Charles P. Pierce, a virtuoso of excoriation unexcelled since H.L. Mencken, set the tone with his bracing essay for Sports Illustrated titled: "Burn It All Down: It's Time for Every Coward Who Enabled Larry Nassar to Pay for Their Sins."
"The Rot in USA Gymnastics Goes Beyond Larry Nassar" is from the January 26, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.