Lance Armstrong blasts 'cancer' reporter

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    Feb 16, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on an angry exchange between Lance Armstrong and a reporter

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2009/02/14/gutierrez.armstrong.reporter.cnn
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    Feb 16, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    I deal with the same thing Lance does, although not at a global level. Almost any advanced athlete gets attacked for taking some magic pill, even when it's almost certainly not the case with Lance. He's been studied to death, and he just is an amazing human machine optimized for cycling races.

    Last week, I was repeatedly attacked here by MikeMikeMike and even though I've explained that I weighed 175# in high school; that I was studied in my 20's, and so on, he still made baseless, unprovoked attacks. For whatever reason, folks like that try to take it away. I suppose it's the sad side of being an achiever in a particular area.

    I had one guy, MikePhil, and MikePhilPerez, and mikephilperez, who has spewed venom at me on this site for nearly two years. Logan, flex89, was in touch with Chris, the owner of RealJock, last week, and we were successful in getting MikePhil bumped twice for his hate speech and slurs. There's a huge difference between passionate discourse and name calling / hate speech / slander . (On a side note, Logan messaged Chris, "Mike Phil is back, in lower case!" LMAO)

    There comes a point, just like Lance did in the interview linked to above, where you say "enough." There comes a point, where your best efforts to maintain decorum fall apart, and you say "this is unacceptable."

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    Feb 16, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    The really strange part of accusations is only the accused knows the truth.

    Since only the accused knows the truth the Accuser must be the type of individual that cares more about the thrill of the attack than the truth since the
    the odds of knowing the truth about anything are very low.

    So accusing somebody then is hardly ever about finding the truth, which is the typical justification, but more about feeding the emotional need of the accuser.

    What did Jesus do when he was accused? Absolutely nothing.... he knew what the deal was and didn't play along.
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    Feb 16, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    Did you hear someone stole Armstrong's bike out of the team trailer? Heard it on the radio last night.
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    Feb 16, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThe really strange part of accusations is only the accused knows the truth.

    Since only the accused knows the truth the Accuser must be the type of individual that cares more about the thrill of the attack than the truth since the
    the odds of knowing the truth about anything are very low.

    So accusing somebody then is hardly ever about finding the truth, which is the typical justification, but more about feeding the emotional need of the accuser.

    What did Jesus do when he was accused? Absolutely nothing.... he knew what the deal was and didn't play along.


    News reporters long ago gave up the goal of reporting the news, in place of making a name for themselves. This one can just be added to the list. It's all about the byline and selling ad space, and nothing about providing accurate information.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Feb 16, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI deal with the same thing Lance does, although not at a global level. Almost any advanced athlete gets attacked for taking some magic pill, even when it's almost certainly not the case with Lance. He's been studied to death, and he just is an amazing human machine optimized for cycling races.

    Last week, I was repeatedly attacked here by MikeMikeMike and even though I've explained that I weighed 175# in high school; that I was studied in my 20's, and so on, he still made baseless, unprovoked attacks. For whatever reason, folks like that try to take it away. I suppose it's the sad side of being an achiever in a particular area.

    I had one guy, MikePhil, and MikePhilPerez, and mikephilperez, who has spewed venom at me on this site for nearly two years. Logan, flex89, was in touch with Chris, the owner of RealJock, last week, and we were successful in getting MikePhil bumped twice for his hate speech and slurs. There's a huge difference between passionate discourse and name calling / hate speech / slander . (On a side note, Logan messaged Chris, "Mike Phil is back, in lower case!" LMAO)

    There comes a point, just like Lance did in the interview linked to above, where you say "enough." There comes a point, where your best efforts to maintain decorum fall apart, and you say "this is unacceptable."



    You two have a full time job trying to get rid of me icon_rolleyes.gif

    The image I have in my head of the two of you, on your computers, scurrying round, mailing Chris, begging him to delete my account, if there was a video of it, it would be the most hilarious video ever.

    You would imagine you two would have more important things in your lives to me doing. Anyway guys, I'm still here, so keep at it. Maybe one day you will succeed. And then again, maybe you won't.

    Also Chucky, as some one that keeps posting the forums rules, I'm pretty sure gloating is a breach of the rules.
  • FrontRowIn

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    Feb 16, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    I think there are a mulitude of things to keep in mind when we see something like this. You don't know what Lance had just experienced, how much he had slept or if he'd finally "just had enough."
    Anybody remember Bjork attacking that reporter in Southeast Asia? She didn't want anybody touching her baby and that reporter got too close. The mother bear attacked!
    I think we really have to keep in mind that Lance is human just like us and is just as capable of human emotion as well as frustration and being fed up.