Lance Armstrong’s worldwide web of lies
At the heart of this ‘confession’ from Lance Armstrong will be that he had to do a lot of bad things for the greater good, all the while getting richer and more famous himself and shamefully attacking anyone who dared suggest that he was anything less than an icon and living saint
To the end Lance Armstrong, desperate to remain relevant, somehow is allowed to control his own narrative. So after all the lies from Armstrong from across all the years, lies about himself and about all those who dared to tell the truth about him, there comes one last one:
That he still has something we want. To the end this guy thinks he can play the whole world for suckers.
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Unless Armstrong and his team of lawyers and crisis managers have him back out of his interview with Oprah Winfrey at the last moment (meaning they’re still worried about legal exposure), Armstrong will confess to Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs. It will be like someone going on Oprah’s network and announcing that he has new information, or breaking news, about the ocean being deep.
Really, the best part of this most recent narrative from Armstrong — originally leaked by him and his people as a way of testing the waters — was that he somehow has information about his own doping that the United States Anti-Doping Agency somehow needs. As if USADA needs more than the 1,000 pages on Armstrong that it already has.
No matter. Armstrong leaks it that he’s thinking of confessing. Then one of his lawyers says no, no, no, that’s not true. And it is just more drama that has helped fuel Armstrong, along with his own competitiveness and all the drugs he was taking to stay ahead of the field, even as he told us for a decade and a half that he was the only clean guy in the race.
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