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What Lance Armstrong Did
New Yorker, by Michael Specter

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 1/17/2013 12:59:23 PM

A few days ago, I was waiting for a friend in one of those Brooklyn bars where all the bartenders have Ph.D.s in philology or phrenology or something. Two people were shouting at a third, who, it turned out, had a problem with Lance Armstrong. “Everyone did it,” one of the men screamed. “Everyone. If they gave Tour de France trophies to people who were drug-free, they would have to find their winners in grade school.” “He lied,” the anti-Lance man replied, somewhat timidly. “Why didn’t he just tell the truth?” “Grow up, you moron,” the third shouted,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/17/2013 2:20:32 PM     (No. 9122482)

I don´t drink the beer he peddles. I don´t ride the bike he promotes. I don´t buy or use a lot of the items, products, foundations or other Lance sold. And will the organizations that profited from his promotions give their profits back because his image is now impure? Bottom line, for all Lance has done, it matters little in my life. But all that Obambi and his fascist/socialist buddies in the Dem party have costed me and my children and grandchildren their future.


Reply 2 - Posted by: RKfree2b, 1/17/2013 2:29:43 PM     (No. 9122500)

I couldn´t agree with Poster #1 more. Our current president obama and his band of Thugs have done more to try to destroy the idea of America than Lance Armstrong has done for bicycling and sports in general.

Maybe if the writer of this article, Michael Specter, could have as much a sense of outrage over Obama´s destructive ways (or more!), there would be some real journalism in the mainstream media again.
As it is, too little, too late, MSM. You had your chance, and you blew it; be outraged about that maybe?


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rubberneck, 1/17/2013 2:39:19 PM     (No. 9122521)

Perhaps he feels that by confessing to Oprah, he´s hit rock bottom and can begin his penance and redemption.


Reply 4 - Posted by: tc1969, 1/17/2013 2:42:19 PM     (No. 9122532)

This is a twofer. I care not a whit what the New Yorker says about anything and I double down on that when the subject is Lance Armstrong.


Reply 5 - Posted by: velox, 1/17/2013 2:49:08 PM     (No. 9122553)

The world and the USA are slipping into a major depression and the press and justice department spend their time on a bicycle rider that took PEDs. Of course he took them, along with every other rider that competes the TDF in the top 10 every year.


Reply 6 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/17/2013 2:58:05 PM     (No. 9122570)

Lance has a great resume´ enhancer just in case he wants to run for Prez or Senate or House. As a dem of course. He lied. He cheated. Sounds like a plus to me.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 1/17/2013 3:21:37 PM     (No. 9122617)

Armstrong & 0bama seem to have a lot in common. Now, if only 0bama would fess up, he too would return to 0prah´s show. s/


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: olcap, 1/17/2013 3:37:59 PM     (No. 9122638)

Lance is a liar. Not just a liar, but a liar that lied everyday as he looked others in the eye and spouted his lies, over and over. Where I come from, that kind of liar is a pathological liar. He lived to lie, and lived to cheat.

What this has to do with 0, or with any other politician, the lying, is but coincidental. Still, I am always amazed at the childishness of those who, whenever one of their heroes turns out to be a worthless crud, bring up 0, some other dem, all dems or anyone else they hate, as though that will take the focus off THEIR fallen saint. Please grow up.


Reply 9 - Posted by: dlentz10, 1/17/2013 3:59:00 PM     (No. 9122663)

Lance Armstrong´s problem is not that he lied. HIs problem is his last name. Were he but Lance Clinton, he would still have his wins, his medal, and be admired as a national hero


Reply 10 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/17/2013 4:23:17 PM     (No. 9122706)

Well said, #8. The transgressions of others are off the point. This subject is Lance Armstrong and his sins are many.


Reply 11 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/17/2013 5:10:34 PM     (No. 9122786)

He sued others for calling him a cheater...and won!


Reply 12 - Posted by: laotzu, 1/17/2013 11:27:08 PM     (No. 9123437)

With the advent of the Sundance Film Festival this week, I realized that the annual waves of Hollyweird A-listers has been getting more and more homogeneous every year. They are all trained by the same studio handlers and PR types to say the same things the same way and not offend anyone, other than the occasional church-going conservative. Same for comedians. Same goes for politicians these days. Same hand gestures, same focus-group-tested phrases, etc. . . The one place where individuality still reins seems to be sports. There still seems room to have quirky and quixotic individuals who stand out from the crowd and have unique and interesting back stories. Say what you want about Armstrong (because I couldn´t care less about him), but he is an authentically unique public individual.


   

 

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