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The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

lastinline Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:28 PM
Well, I've learned one thing: the next time I see Armstrong William's name on an article, I'll give it a pass. What a waste of words. Thanks for wasting my time, Armstrong. You know, you don't have to commit every stray thought that passes through your mind to print.

Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity headed to Oprah’s couch to express contrition and 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 is enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models.

I don’t know Lance Armstrong and apparently nobody else really did either. What I knew was the same cynically 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...