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Berzin said:
I need to quote myself here (pardon the hubris) but it seems as though one of our fellow forum members posted the magazine and a link to the article-



Here are the quotes that I was speaking of-

"Armstrong is not only "the most famous cancer survivor in the world," in the words of John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society. He is also the inspirational figure behind the most entrepreneurial foundation in cancer, a critically important health-care movement that helped win $3 billion in new funds for cancer research and prevention in Texas alone.


Here's another doozy-

While its $50.4 million in annual revenue is less than what the 97-year-old American Cancer Society raises in a month, Livestrong has been a catalyst for better cancer care and education across the globe. "It's a force to be reckoned with," says Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy. Livestrong's help line, guidebooks, and website helped more than 400,000 people last year. Its social-media efforts reach about 3 million supporters. It has pioneered programs here and abroad for survivors; worked to unify the fractured cancer community; and instigated a worldwide crusade, which includes the United Nations and the Clinton Global Initiative, to make the world's No. 1 killer a health-care priority. "I can't think of an organization with the breadth of activity that the foundation has," says Dr. Larry Shulman, chief medical officer at the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, "and that includes the American Cancer Society."


Here is a little gem from Fabiani-

"What remains a complete mystery is why the government would devote a penny of the taxpayer's money to help Floyd Landis further his vile, cheating ambitions. And all aimed directly at Lance Armstrong, a man who earned every victory and passed every test while working for cancer survivors all over the world."

It is hard not to be impressed by Armstrong's ability to manipulate the media. You would think that the author would make SOME effort to check some of these sources for the real reason for their enthusiastic support?

I wonder if "Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at Indiana University" was influenced at all by Armstrong's $1,500,000 donation to the University? The University even has him on their website under the title "Saluting our Best friends" Does the reporter really think Armstrong's "Best Friends" are the bet source for an unbiased viewpoint?

Does anyone think that the ACS is a unbiased source when they have multiple join lobbying projects? Livestrong has ridden ACS's coattails for years.

It is comical to see the social media trumpeted. They are referring to the Demand Media's livestrong.com. Armstrong pocketed $12 million in stock and $1,000,000 per year in cash for pimping the .org's brand.
 
Benotti69 said:
Berzin said:
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Here's another doozy-

Its social-media efforts reach about 3 million supporters.

does that include all the trolling posters like flicky, polish, bpc etc do on here:D
Since this is a PR effort, using PR 'math' everyone on this forum is counted as a supporter.
Now, as a supporter, there are a few things I would like to clear up and expose... in order to save cancer of course!

Dave.
 
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Race Radio said:
It is hard not to be impressed by Armstrong's ability to manipulate the media. You would think that the author would make SOME effort to check some of these sources for the real reason for their enthusiastic support?

I wonder if "Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at Indiana University" was influenced at all by Armstrong's $1,500,000 donation to the University? The University even has him on their website under the title "Saluting our Best friends" Does the reporter really think Armstrong's "Best Friends" are the bet source for an unbiased viewpoint?

Does anyone think that the ACS is a unbiased source when they have multiple join lobbying projects? Livestrong has ridden ACS's coattails for years.

It is comical to see the social media trumpeted. They are referring to the Demand Media's livestrong.com. Armstrong pocketed $12 million in stock and $1,000,000 per year in cash for pimping the .org's brand.
Articles like these originate with PR firms. The editor of the magazine doesn't go home each night to his/her meager-moderate publishing salary. They go home to knicks tickets, broadway shows, dinners at Le Cirque, Balthazar, etc. They get invited to the hamptons in the summer and ski trips in the winter. Never a dull day, and never a favor that won't be returned when asked.
 

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Race Radio said:
It is hard not to be impressed by Armstrong's ability to manipulate the media. You would think that the author would make SOME effort to check some of these sources for the real reason for their enthusiastic support?

I wonder if "Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at Indiana University" was influenced at all by Armstrong's $1,500,000 donation to the University? The University even has him on their website under the title "Saluting our Best friends" Does the reporter really think Armstrong's "Best Friends" are the bet source for an unbiased viewpoint?

Does anyone think that the ACS is a unbiased source when they have multiple join lobbying projects? Livestrong has ridden ACS's coattails for years.

It is comical to see the social media trumpeted. They are referring to the Demand Media's livestrong.com. Armstrong pocketed $12 million in stock and $1,000,000 per year in cash for pimping the .org's brand.
I think LIVESTRONG is a different type of org than the other org.
Livestrong is a health awareness network in my opinion.

In a way you could compare them to a MARTHA STEWART type presentation.
 
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Race Radio said:
It is hard not to be impressed by Armstrong's ability to manipulate the media. You would think that the author would make SOME effort to check some of these sources for the real reason for their enthusiastic support?

I wonder if "Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at Indiana University" was influenced at all by Armstrong's $1,500,000 donation to the University? The University even has him on their website under the title "Saluting our Best friends" Does the reporter really think Armstrong's "Best Friends" are the bet source for an unbiased viewpoint?

Does anyone think that the ACS is a unbiased source when they have multiple join lobbying projects? Livestrong has ridden ACS's coattails for years.

It is comical to see the social media trumpeted. They are referring to the Demand Media's livestrong.com. Armstrong pocketed $12 million in stock and $1,000,000 per year in cash for pimping the .org's brand.
The writer writes the piece in the manner in which has been requested by the editor. If the writer does happen to dig deep that way, and this is a piece brought about by a PR firm's effort, trust me, the editor will either direct the writer to edit it out, or he/she will do it themselves. Articles like these are productions and part of PR STRATEGIES (get it?). Fabiani is not a mouthpiece. He's just willing to offer sound bites as yet ANOTHER mouthpiece.
 
thehog said:
It hasn’t started. Fababi is only getting warmed up. The real media assault will occur once Armstrong is indicted. Which would suggest the Nov and the boys will probably indict Levi, Hincapie etc. first before chasing Armstrong down. Armstrong will hit them with the biggest “I do some much for charity” media campaign that the weight of political pressure could become too much. Its my own opinion but I think Nov and Miller will take the small fry down first and let them see if Armstrong attempts to save them or keeps running with the “never tested positive” and the “I’m just another rider – not my team, I can’t be responsible for the others” and thus sinking his friends to save himself. Which will only lead to them sinking him – with evidence.
This is nothing new, and Lance isn't so big. A similar strategy has been used in other notorious cases - as has the charity card been played over and over again. But, the charity card is one that has been dealt in a losing hand many times before:

Bernie Ebbers:
Ebbers testified that he gave $100 million to charity over 10 years. In a theme sure to be emphasized in his plea for leniency in sentencing, Ebbers noted that he did so without fanfare

Kenneth Lay:
If Kenneth Lay ever goes to trial in Houston, he may have a surprising ace up his sleeve: a pool of sympathetic jurors. Although the former Enron chairman is reviled by thousands of local citizens who lost jobs and money because of the company's downfall, he is still regarded fondly by many other Houstonians for his mammoth charitable contributions.

Bernie Madoff
Cancer, lymphoma especially, became a cause close to the Madoffs when son Andrew was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Ironically, according to reports, it was Andrew and his brother, Mark, who discovered their father's alleged pyramid scheme and may have alerted authorities.

In fact, the Madoffs have poured millions upon millions into lymphoma research — just under $6 million in just 2003, their peak year of total giving to charities

Sentence: 150 years


Jeffrey Skilling:
Mr Skilling, whose sentence could amount to as much as 325 years in prison, was told to work for the not-for-profit organisation, Habitat for Humanity, as part of the bail agreement laid down by Frances Stacy, a federal magistrate in Houston, Texas

Charles Keating
(Lincoln Savings and Loan... $3billion cost to the US Government)
From Wikipedia: "association with, and financial contributions to, five U.S. senators to argue for preferential treatment from the regulators ..."

"Keating became a heavy giver to charity when he moved to Phoenix, donating $100,000 to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, more than $1 million to Covenant House, and another more than $1 million to Mother Teresa's operations, including lending her his helicopter when she was in Arizona..."



The PR firms stroke the charity phallus for all its worth, but are ultimately undone by its impotence.

Dave.
 
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D-Queued said:
This is nothing new, and Lance isn't so big. A similar strategy has been used in other notorious cases - as has the charity card been played over and over again. But, the charity card is one that has been dealt in a losing hand many times before:

Bernie Ebbers:
Ebbers testified that he gave $100 million to charity over 10 years. In a theme sure to be emphasized in his plea for leniency in sentencing, Ebbers noted that he did so without fanfare

Kenneth Lay:
If Kenneth Lay ever goes to trial in Houston, he may have a surprising ace up his sleeve: a pool of sympathetic jurors. Although the former Enron chairman is reviled by thousands of local citizens who lost jobs and money because of the company's downfall, he is still regarded fondly by many other Houstonians for his mammoth charitable contributions.

Bernie Madoff
Cancer, lymphoma especially, became a cause close to the Madoffs when son Andrew was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Ironically, according to reports, it was Andrew and his brother, Mark, who discovered their father's alleged pyramid scheme and may have alerted authorities.

In fact, the Madoffs have poured millions upon millions into lymphoma research — just under $6 million in just 2003, their peak year of total giving to charities

Sentence: 150 years


Jeffrey Skilling:
Mr Skilling, whose sentence could amount to as much as 325 years in prison, was told to work for the not-for-profit organisation, Habitat for Humanity, as part of the bail agreement laid down by Frances Stacy, a federal magistrate in Houston, Texas

Charles Keating
(Lincoln Savings and Loan... $3billion cost to the US Government)
From Wikipedia: "association with, and financial contributions to, five U.S. senators to argue for preferential treatment from the regulators ..."

"Keating became a heavy giver to charity when he moved to Phoenix, donating $100,000 to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, more than $1 million to Covenant House, and another more than $1 million to Mother Teresa's operations, including lending her his helicopter when she was in Arizona..."



The PR firms stroke the charity phallus for all its worth, but are ultimately undone by its impotence.

Dave.
So in keeping with the cancer theme for the TdU, if he makes it, should the Uniballer be riding a Trek 'Madoff 150'...
 
Benotti69 said:
So in keeping with the cancer theme for the TdU, if he makes it, should the Uniballer be riding a Trek 'Madoff 150'...
So much more appropriate, especially given his motivational mantra:

"Run like you stole something."

Since you just know where he is coming from, might as well use a yellow highlighter as well.

Dave.
 
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D-Queued said:
So much more appropriate, especially given his motivational mantra:

"Run like you stole something."

Since you just know where he is coming from, might as well use a yellow highlighter as well.

Dave.
excellent!

buy a trek 'madoff 150' and 'ride it like you stole something' says LA :D
 
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DirtyWorks said:
Fabiani is no idiot.

1. Repeat the lie until it becomes accepted as true. This is a common strategy for altering public opinion. As long as the media will repeat the lie, it's good! Most press repeat ridiculous claims as long as they come from a person seen as 'legitimate.' It happens all of the time. Americans invaded Iraq using lies supercharged with revenge.

2. Fabiani's job is to plant the idea that Armstrong's investigation is a political liability. Congress funds law enforcement and therefore exercise extraordinary power to influence the effectiveness of the investigative team. Basically, the conditions are discussed as Congress-critter says, "What about that Armstrong investigation?? Seems expensive." And that is all it takes for the project to be stripped of the budget needed to work the investigation.

Don't disregard his B.S. Somewhere up the chain at the FDA, they are getting Congressional heat for doing the investigation. As much as Novitsky(sp??) is doing the right thing, people waaaaay up the chain at the FDA are providing political cover for his team. Which is as it should be. If only the SEC were so independent.
looks like #2 has now happened... worth bumping the thread for!
 
Benotti69 said:
a great quote on here, "half of Austin, Texas cant stand the guy the other half have not met him yet"

I bet LA is hoping this drags out and that the republicans win the next presidential election and he gets some pull with that.
just an FYI: Fabiani has only worked for democrats... republicans loathe him.

so all the help LA may be getting on the rep front is clearly through his own bosom buddies.
 
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thirteen said:
just an FYI: Fabiani has only worked for democrats... republicans loathe him.

so all the help LA may be getting on the rep front is clearly through his own bosom buddies.
They use Steve Schmidt for the GOP
 

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