News4Jax I-Team: Report blames board, whistleblowers, media for Wounded Warrior Project scandal

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News4Jax I-Team are reporting investigative reporter Doug White's white paper criticizing the media for its unfounded allegations against WWP and the charitiy's board of directors' weak response to them.

Reporter Lynnsey Gardner specifically highlighted White's finding that the damage to the organization was "self-inflicted" by it's board of directors.

Gardener said:

"While White found Nardizzi acted "brashly" he found the board's firings of senior management made the crisis worse, saying, "The finances were sound and WWP's impact was strong."Instead White believes the charity was the victim of a "well-thought-out and deliberately planned attack" by former employees.White hammered CBS News and New York Times for their reporting calling it "incorrect" and "unnecessarily damaging journalism.""The board acted inadequately" and "should replace itself," White concluded."

About this Blog

This blog was created by Steven Nardizzi, former CEO of Wounded Warrior Project and Al Giordano, former COO. On March 10, 2016, we were fired by the board of the WWP in the wake of media reports about wasteful spending at the charity we had led for eight years. In the same press release announcing our firings, the Board of WWP issued findings of an independent investigation disproving the allegations contained in those media reports. Nevertheless, the media's false reporting has taken hold and and we are forced to defend ourselves and the wonderful organization and people that has done so much help our wounded veterans.

© 2016 by Steven Nardizzi and Al Giordano