Originally Posted by The Gnome
...the whole thing comes off alot like festina scandel to me is at times all including the cleanup follow up...don't mean to be too cynical...just would hate to see a good site lose an opportunity in lieu of first stories...but then again I am no journo and don't know how it really works...
I know what you mean with the articles. They seem like propoganda because they have been nothing other than a platform for people to post their view.
In this cyclingnews is more simple reporting rather than anything investigative.
I don't know whether that is an editorial approach taken to ensue their access (and protect their product value because they have that access), or just a lack of journalists with the skills to be able to investigate deeper (not that it would take much to ask some hard questions).
But in terms of cyclingnews being one of the goto places for this, I think that's because it is the place to be to discuss doping in cycling. Other sites are better to discuss other issues, but for doping related issues, this is the best place on the internet and a place many people know about.