Skip to comments.History Doesn't Reward Bullies
Posted on 01/31/2013 1:27:25 PM PST by Aspenhuskerette
Considered a cancer-surviving badass on a bike, it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass and a fraud.
Armstrong's admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network's role in the Miracle Man's narrative.
We helped create the myth, he acknowledged, because we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.
Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong's rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission.
I was a bully in the sense that I tried to control the narrative, the master manipulator told Oprah Winfrey, and if I didn't like what someone said, I turned on them.
Consider how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struggled to control her narrative during last week's congressional hearings on the Benghazi terrorist attacks, which claimed four American lives, including the first U.S. ambassador murdered since 1979.
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Wonder how many years it will take them to wake up and speak out about the real Obama.
They don’t believe in “myths”?
Considering the location of that paper, ‘twould seem obvious that the MSM local rag lives in a mist of myths.
As a sanity check, wonder what that reporter thinks of “quantitative easing”.
And a cast of Leftists...
Well let's see; there's Alexander the Great, Cyrus the Great, Peter the Great, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Lenin, Castro, .....
Yes it does. Think of how Uncle Joe Stalin, possibly the worst human ever, spent his twilight years.
Neither Stalin nor the other rogues of history have been rewarded, unless you consider celebrity the reward. Being infamous is not a reward.
Read beyond the title...geeesshhhh.
Your point is fairly evident in the title, so I wouldn’t have had to read beyond the title, geesh.
But the point of the column is that there are “narrative bullies”in the political realm who, like Lance Armstrong, seek to control the narrative with deception, demonization and bullying. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in particular.
To capture readers who think they disagree with you, titles have to be carefully crafted so as not to turn them off. Even though this is a very conservative column, you were turned off to read it by its title. Lesson learned.
but if more conservatives learned how to speak to people who think they disagree with them, we wouldn’t have so many people voting for liberals.