Mrs John Murphy said:It is easy to be critical of Armstrong now that the dam has been broken.
I do think that Landis when he first spoke out was very badly treated by CN. It was only when people realised that the Feds etc were taking him seriously that the media started to treat him seriously.
And like I say - where is the tougher, more questioning coverage about the climbing performances in the Vuelta? There are plenty of things going on in cycling at the moment that are ripe for the promised tougher, more critical, questioning coverage, but so far no sign of the promised improved journalism.
while i'm in full agreement with the thurst of your post, fact is that bad weather didn't sell back then and doesn't sell at present either.
perhaps the best we can hope for is for media to STOP coverage (a la German television). I still think that's where you can hit the facilitators the hardest.