Friday, August 17, 2007

How equitable

"Jason Giambi escaped punishment from commissioner Bud Selig because of his charitable work and cooperation with baseball's steroids investigator."

So do you think if Sinkewitz and Vinokourov and Rasmussen had been involved in more charitable work and had cooperated, they would have gotten off the hook?

I'm sure if Lance Armstrong had ever tested positive for doping, they wouldn't have punished him because of all the good work that he's done for cancer survivors.

Yeah, right.

It never fails to amaze me how quickly the media proclaims pro cycling is dying because of doping, when the same writers simply shrug at the rampant doping that is entrenched in non-Olympic major league sports (that have apparently never heard of out-of-competition drug testing).


The mainstream media are hopeless on all counts not just in sports reporting. News organizations have been cutting back on staff so hiring people who put a lot of thought into their stories is something they don't want. They prefer sensationalism and right now, beating up on cycling is the flavor of the day.
You have made an excellent point that so many others seem to miss.
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