Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

This thread has been locked, it will not receive new replies.
Locked on 01/09/2013 4:52:04 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator, reason:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976287/posts



Skip to comments.

Lance Armstrong Will Ask Oprah for Absolution, Forgiveness in Interview
Showbiz 411 ^ | 1.8.13 | Roger Friedman

Posted on 01/08/2013 11:29:48 PM PST by golux

Lance Armstrong has decided to come clean, so to speak. Since the big dope’s life is essentially ruined, he’s apparently going to admit it all and ask for forgiveness. And who better to give it to him that Oprah? She’s got him on January 17 from 9 to 10:30pm on the hard to find OWN channel. Good for her. It used to be that celebrities went to Larry King or Barbara Walters when they needed to eat crow publicly and return to the world....(snip) ...We will wait for the usual clips, leaks, and advance bites. PS Apparently the Showtime show, “60 Minutes Sports” is also headlining a tremendous piece by Scott Pelley. Check it out at CBSNews.com...(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at showbiz411.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: askingopra44giveness; dopage; duplicate; lance; oprah
Poorly written non-story / half-editorial. Huffpost adds: (excerpt)

LOS ANGELES -- Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

According to a release posted on Oprah's website on Tuesday, it's the first interview with Armstrong since his athletic career crumbled under the weight of a massive report by USADA detailing allegations of drug use by the famous cyclist and teammates on his U.S. Postal Service teams.

It's unclear if the interview at Armstrong's home in Austin, Texas, has already been taped. Nicole Nichols, a spokeswoman for Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios, declined comment.

The show will air at 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 17 on OWN and Oprah.com. (excerpt)

1 posted on 01/08/2013 11:29:50 PM PST by golux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: golux

White guy asks for forgiveness from a random black lady. I don’t get it. Is this continued reperations?


2 posted on 01/08/2013 11:40:07 PM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

I’ve heard that it is a big myth that you have to appeal in person to Oprah, many say that just praying to her from your own home is equally valid.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 11:41:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said “conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

LOL


4 posted on 01/08/2013 11:43:35 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: golux

He was going to ask God but rumor had it that he might have been asked to sell all he had and give it to the poor!

Oprah indeed! scheeeesch!

Mel


5 posted on 01/08/2013 11:45:36 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Insanity! It does run in the liberal family!


6 posted on 01/08/2013 11:47:13 PM PST by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux
Who needs doping? Most creative Tour de France cheats
7 posted on 01/08/2013 11:49:20 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux
F that! I say you've lied this long, go down with the ship! Take it to your grave. Swallow that guilt way down and live out the rest of your life quietly, out of the public eye. But for heaven's sake don't whore yourself out to entertainment TV, taking a couple hundreds dollars a show to cry, and whimper and beg for forgiveness. You knew there could be consequences, you made your decision. You decided to cheat and win over and over and over again. Man up and live with it. When asked, reply stoically “I admit nothing.” or say nothing at all.
8 posted on 01/08/2013 11:55:25 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

I stuck with this guy thinking there was no way he was guilty after always passing and never failing a doping test.

It’s a downright conspiracy on his part. Surely the people had to know why they were giving him blood transfusions to make him clean.

F him!


9 posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:38 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Casie
Man up and live with it.

He doesn't have the cojones...

10 posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:55 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: golux

Bless me Oprah for I have sinned...


11 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:13 AM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Things are *really* getting weird in this country. Some wackjob went on for no-telling-how-long on an American Thinker article the other day about “Father 0bama”, Jamie Fox calls 0bam his “lord & savior” & now this. :-/


12 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:43 AM PST by KGeorge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

She sees you when you’re sleeping, she knows when you’re awake...


13 posted on 01/09/2013 12:10:01 AM PST by ShasheMac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: golux

Never watched oprah, but wondered if this was some kind of bad remake of the oj simpson story.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 12:10:38 AM PST by clearcarbon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Why Oprah?

Why not go all out and ask the Pope?


15 posted on 01/09/2013 12:14:48 AM PST by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

So......

How many MILLIONS does the confessor make and how many MILLIONS will that OPRAH make?

Call me, i’ll be sorting my sock draw out.....


16 posted on 01/09/2013 12:16:47 AM PST by mowowie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Some of his recent tweets suggest his stance may be - he did what he had to do to win. After all, he as racing against a field of dopers and he only did what they did to level the playing field.

Not sure it’s going to fly with anyone though. He’d be missing the point that all doping in not created equal and maybe he just doped better then everyone else, not that he was really a better rider then everyone else.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 12:20:40 AM PST by tahoeblue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tahoeblue
He built his business model on being a clean rider.

He should ask Greg Lemond for forgiveness.

18 posted on 01/09/2013 12:29:32 AM PST by Theoria
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: prisoner6
He doesn't have the cojones...

Ha! That does explain how he can ride all those hours on that tiny bike seat. Still, I am disgusted by the mental picture of him groveling before Oprah or any other entertainment TV huckster. I really miss the days when people had shame. Shame was awesome.

19 posted on 01/09/2013 12:32:56 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Casie
I really miss the days when people had shame. Shame was awesome.

Druggies can't be shamed.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 12:36:28 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: tahoeblue
LA didn't just dope like everybody else. He conducted a mafia like reign of terror to enforce and cover it up. He was very nasty to many associates and screwed a few such as one mechanic who helped him a lot who he promised to help open a bike shop. Lance was enfant terrible

So in the beggining a few months back I supported him thinking he just doped like all the top finishers....But it was a lot more than this. But if-when he comes on Oprah he will probably say he just did what the rest where

21 posted on 01/09/2013 12:42:15 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf
Druggies can't be shamed.

But its not even that kind of drugs is it? I mean we are talking about blood doping to win, not altering your state of mind on an addictive drug that makes you feel good all over. There should be clear-headed SHAME here. He should sulk away and lurk in the shadows of society feeling... you know... ashamed! But no, he wants to go be the center act in Oprah's three ring circus and freak show.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 12:52:11 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: tahoeblue
  After all, he as racing against a field of dopers and he only did what they did to level the playing field.

  I think that's true. You could strip one athlete of his title and it would just go to another athlete who had used similar doping techniques.
23 posted on 01/09/2013 1:03:20 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: tahoeblue
  After all, he as racing against a field of dopers and he only did what they did to level the playing field.

  I think that's true. You could strip one athlete of his title and it would just go to another athlete who had used similar doping techniques.
24 posted on 01/09/2013 1:03:39 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: prisoner6

If Armstrong is on the “juice” his cojones are really small.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 1:21:19 AM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I knew he was bad when he started dating that dope, Sheryl Crow!!!


26 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:33 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: golux

I can’t stand this guy and never could. I ALWAYS thought he was over rated and didn’t deserve the hero worship that he received. It is not one of those things where I liked him and then he screwed up and now I don’t like him. I never did. I thought he was very arrogant from day one. Trust me if he were nice from day one and I found him impressive and then he screwed up, I would still support him. However, I never supported him and never will. For example, I admire Tebow for his Christian lifestyle and the way he lives his life. If for some reason, he got a DUI or something, I would not bash him but pray for him and hope that he got help. Very different situation with Armstrong.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 2:14:05 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Casie
But its not even that kind of drugs is it?

Any user of a drug used to illicitly alter one's state mentally or physically can't be shamed.

He should sulk away and lurk in the shadows of society feeling... you know... ashamed!

Agreed, but as I stated, druggies can't be shamed.

28 posted on 01/09/2013 2:14:30 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: golux

Is this the same interview where OJ comes out and gives her the knife?


29 posted on 01/09/2013 2:17:39 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Pope-rah!


30 posted on 01/09/2013 2:47:29 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Theoria; Baynative; nutmeg

LeMond isn’t the “I told you so” type, I think. (Maybe I am wrong?) I think LeMond really felt that the drug situation was getting out of control, that the drugs were too good even... That the cyclists were no longer having “bad days.” The other question, naturally, is whether LeMond himself used PEDs. I like to think not. And, at the same time, in a great cat and mouse game, it appears Lance’s star fell not because of positive tests but because of other riders’ testimonies.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 3:01:24 AM PST by golux (man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: golux

I would not ask that cow how to cross the street.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 3:12:25 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: golux

Another fraud scheme that blowed up good. Put your faith in God, not men .... or women. LA should run for Congress as a DemocRat. He’ll fit right in with the RICO party.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 3:20:58 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #34 Removed by Moderator

To: prisoner6

Ouch!!


35 posted on 01/09/2013 3:37:06 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; albie

Gee whiz! What the heck does skin color have to do with all this? This kind of creepy race crap discredits FR.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 3:48:18 AM PST by golux (man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson