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Lance Armstrong’s Pathetic Oprah Interview

LIAR, BULLY and sociopath Lance Armstrong showed no remorse while saying the right words when answering Oprah Winfrey’s questions. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he said it. Interlaced in his confession were uncomfortable laughs that revealed a scared public figure who was finally cornered. If this sounds familiar it’s likely because you’re remembering the apology from Tiger Woods, which was equally wooden, unfeeling and without any heart or grace.

OWN network has video clips available and will live stream tonight’s part II of the Lance Armstrong interview.

PR is primary for a big shot celebrity getting out of these predicaments by making things better after they confess. Like Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong failed, both men revealing in interviews what most everyone is thinking about them. That they’re despicable human beings that only came forward when they had no choice, not because their conscience had called them to do what was right.

The camera doesn’t lie and Lance Armstrong was revealed for the uncaring sociopath who bullied and humiliated anyone who dared challenge him.

On CNN today, a media reporter for the Washington Post discounted Armstrong’s Oprah interview, saying the disgraced athlete only stated the obvious.

There is a trail of people that Armstrong used and tormented over his years of scheming and lying, cheating and betrayal. What the Oprah interview revealed most of all is that he still doesn’t much care. What he’s trying to do now is save his own skin, so it’s like he’s going through the motions while preparing for the cascade of lawsuits to come.

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7 Responses to Lance Armstrong’s Pathetic Oprah Interview

  1. tm123 January 18, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I had a friend, in and out of prison all his life, who said, “Never go to jail.” Lance has been repeatedly, relentlessly threatened with jail time unless he confesses, as has everyone who has testified against him. There are no heroes anywhere in sight in this mess. I’m reminded of a comment Jim Brown made during O.J.’s trial,”Who do you think we are (professional athletes)? We’re all the same. We get paid to be ruthless and violent. O.J. is no different.” Lance has been advised to stay out of jail at all costs. Haven’t they all.

  2. jdwincu January 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I didn’t watch the interview because it was pretty clear where this was going. As someone who has followed professional cycling for several decades, I’ve had little doubt Lance was doping for many years. Lance was probably helped by the fact that most of the reporting which confirmed he was using was done in other countries and cycling isn’t a sport folks follow much in the US. When friends would ask whether I thought Lance had doped I always said, “No doubt”, but generally folks didn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I believed Floyd Landis for quite some time getting caught up in thinking he was somehow different. It’s true that all or nearly all cyclists were doping during this period. The doping part isn’t the big deal in Lance’s case. It’s the lengths he was willing to go in order to intimidate, hurt, control and ruin people. I’m talking about people who were doing nothing more than telling the truth or refusing to cheat. Folks want to see remorse, as do I. However, I very much doubt he is capable of remorse. There are words to describe such a person but I’ll let others with more insight than I determine what descriptors to use.

  3. mjsmith January 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Lance Armstrong left his wife and children for Sheryl Crow. Then left her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Everyone knew he was cheating.

    I never thought he was a hero.

    When he wone the Tour de Franceafter having cancer, I though t it was clear to everyone, without a doubt, that he was on steroids.

    He won’t go to jail and he will get to keep his money. He will probably get to keep the $500,000 he won in a lawsuit he filed against a newspaper reporting he uses steroids.

    Lance Armstrong using steroids is not news. His apology is not a big deal. I did not hear one word about what he is going to do to make up for his mistakes.

    When will Lance Armstrong apologize for the abuse people suffered by the goons that work for him?

    When will Lance Armstrong admit to threatening people with violence and intimidation?

    When will Lance Armstrong apologize for being a failure as a husband and father?

    Lance Armstrong publicly disgraced hiswife and children. Sheryl Crow should of known that any man that would leave his wife and children that stood by him so supportivley when he had cancer is not “Strong enough to be her man.”

    • spincitysd January 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      “When will Lance Armstrong apologize for the abuse people suffered by the goons that work for him?

      When will Lance Armstrong admit to threatening people with violence and intimidation?”

      When does the statute of limitations run out?

      Actually, probably never. There are still civil cases to worry about.

  4. spincitysd January 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Sigh,

    And what exactly did you expect from an Oprah interview in the first place Taylor?

    I can’t speak for all sports but professional cycling has been dirty from day one. You cannot do the alpe d’huez one day and then some other uphill slog the next day without “help.” Cyclists dope, deal with it.

    Just one little niggle, Lance’s former wife was not with him when he had treatment for cancer. He married Kristen well after treatment ended. That does not excuse the cold-hearted behavior he exhibited in dumping his wife, he was a brass-plated jackass, at all.

    I will also point out than no Patron, no “boss,” of the Peloton has ever been a pleasant man to be around. Eddy Merckx was a brutal dictator. Jacques Anquetil was an insufferable popinjay. Bernard Hinault was not called “The Badger” because of his charming personality. Greg Le Mond was and is no angel himself. The top rider in The Tour always rules with an iron fist. To win the Tour you have to want to dominate, to crush all in your wake. Tour winners may be great athletes but they are never, ever, nice guys to be around.

    • spincitysd January 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Hum, Maybe Lance has a future in Pro Wrestling? They’re pretty lax about steroids.

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