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Lance Confesses on Oprah's Couch

jmonaco Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 10:36 AM
Fooling -- I ask myself how a minor sport in America, like cycling, could rise to celebrity status. It must have something to do with ourselves and how we individuals possess an inherent herd mentality. A little superficial media exposure and voila, we act nonsensically. I'll never understand why people fawn over "celebrities".
Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 12:04 AM
This is all a reflection of the enormous growth of the media. The bulk of these folk seem to be spiritually rootless and are conditioned to do what is necessary so that they can get ratings. So never mind the truth. They'll exalt somebody to the heavens and then delight in bringing him down. Then come the sanctimonious tut-tuts.

Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity sits on Oprah’s couch to express contrition and to try to resuscitate his image. Today it’s Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else, which is why I believe it’s time to say enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models.

I don’t know Lance Armstrong personally, but apparently nobody else really does either. What I did know was the same constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of modern medicine...