The United States of Omerta but what about CN during the Armstrong years?

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Mrs John Murphy said:
It would be pretty bizarre if CN wasn't at perhaps one of the most significant press conferences in cycling history.
Lukenwolf said:
which would mean they were just as mute as the other sockpuppet imposters, who labelled themselves journalists. In that case they could've just as well not bothered to waste money on the flight :eek:
Mrs John Murphy said:
I'm sure they enjoyed the free food and drinks.

Benson's words in this thread are as worthless as Sky anti-doping pledges.

dont be harsh, Benson had important $hite like tweeting Johan Bruyneel. Thats important. Gotta prioritise
 
May 3, 2010
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/business/media/chasing-lance-armstrongs-misdeeds-from-the-sidelines.html?pagewanted=all

Pretty much nails Benson and his bull****. we can see from the Sky and McQuaid stuff that his words are meaningless. More of the same **** from him. No tough questions, but he has time to be oh so ****ing witty on twitter. ****.

Besides, there was a heroic narrative to be nurtured, and mainstream reporters pretty much stuck to the script — either because they were invested in the legend or were worried about maintaining access to one of the most important figures in sports.
Pretty much CN throughout until it became safe to pile on.

There were early and vocal dissenters, including Paul Kimmage, an Irish journalist and veteran of cycling coverage, David Walsh, and Juliet Macur of The New York Times. But for the most part, the journalists who seemed to know the most about professional cycling told us the least. To doubt Armstrong was to doubt the American dream, to effectively be “for cancer,” as his legion of defenders would claim.

But amid the conspiracy of silence, often enforced by Armstrong or his lawyers, according to the report, a small group of dedicated cycling enthusiasts took to blogs and Twitter. His otherworldly accomplishments, they wrote, were a monument not to the power of human spirit, but to the remarkable effectiveness of EPO, an oxygen-enhancing hormone. On Twitter, critics behind handles like @TheRaceRadio, @UCI_Overlord and @FestinaGirl jabbed at Armstrong’s denials and the sport’s leadership.
Lets face it - if we were relying on the likes of Benson, Freibe and Weislo (won't mention Type 1 now shall we) then Armstrong and the UCI would have been able to bury this
 
Oct 16, 2009
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Mrs John Murphy said:
Good article on the media failures during the Armstrong years and shows why despite what Benson claims, the likelihood of another USP is high because of media complicity in doping and omerta.

http://gigaom.com/2012/10/29/lance-armstrong-shows-why-the-disruption-in-journalism-matters/
Already there are dolts claiming that despite this whole mess, cycling is the cleanest sport . Which is a ****ing joke. Yes, other sports are dirty too and do even less to clean up, but cycling has been filthy for its entire history. It is one of the dirtiest sports out there, and the peloton is packed with dopers, liars and cheaters. It's pathetic how Cavendish and others refuse to own up to that.
 
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The non-cycling press does a better job in this regard, but considering that journalism is only a human endevor, the cycling press' coverage of doping makes perfect sense. CN is the among the best sites for reporting on races and it does allow for a this forum, which does what it may not be able to.
 
May 3, 2010
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blackcat said:
and Bills cycling news did the results just as well with zero resources
Look at the work that NYVelocity has done.

Or another example of someone doing great work with minimal resources - Sen over at THASP and his work on OOC and drug testing in tennis.
 
May 3, 2010
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Here's a nice video which shows you how to conduct a critical interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j12VvolRMs

And do you know what Eddie Mair's cunning two pronged plan is to catch out Boris Johnson? Yes, that's right, it is called research and not being afraid to ask the questions.

If Benson were conducting the interview the only thing we'd be able to see would be little Danny traipsing around with his lips suckered to Johnson's ****.
 
May 26, 2010
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Mrs John Murphy said:
Here's a nice video which shows you how to conduct a critical interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j12VvolRMs

And do you know what Eddie Mair's cunning two pronged plan is to catch out Boris Johnson? Yes, that's right, it is called research and not being afraid to ask the questions.

If Benson were conducting the interview the only thing we'd be able to see would be little Danny traipsing around with his lips suckered to Johnson's ****.
It aint just Benson.

Look at how many of the mainstream sports media missed the recent story of McQuaid saying Verbruggen did nothing to prevent the doping.

Not many want to rock the boat in cae they miss out on the few team bottles, a pair of mitts and cap.
 
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