Armstrong wants hearing on feds' ties to media

Jul 20, 2011 Full story: ESPN

Lance Armstrong's attorneys say illegal government leaks of grand jury information have sullied the cyclist's reputation, and have asked a court to order federal agents to discuss their contacts with the media.

Full Story
Gribaldi

United States

#1 Jul 20, 2011
Innocent until proven guilty... right?
Haven't we all had enough of our government's propaganda and it's micro-managing interference. Has the governmental propaganda machine nothing better to do than to publicly harrass and discredit a true American hero? Attempting to make another person look bad only highlights the accuser's lack of character.
Regardless of any judicial or scientific findings, Mr. Armstrong is a shining example of the American Dream, and he has given hope to millions. He has courageously faced and conquered more earthly challenges than most humans, yet he continues to give something back to the people of this world. Fight on and Live Strong!
rdepontb baltimore

Abingdon, MD

#2 Jul 21, 2011
American Justice is back---just like the Old West. Hang'em first and sort out the details later.

Just who is calling for these years-long investigations? Where are the investigations, prison sentences, dragging-through-the-mud activities against, oh, say, the bankers who set out to ruin the economy through their greed and power madness?

How in the world can we go after ANYONE---on the basis of suspicions from a "professional" nemesis or two, no less---who's "crime" is victimless, of his or her own doing, and if it hurt anyone it would be the "perpetrator" him or herself?

How in the world can we afford such "legal" activity in this nation, either from an affordability or judicial perspective? Our infrasturcture is crumbling (literally); we have fallen from first to, at best, 7th place educationally in the world because of our failing educational system; we cannot afford the social safety net that earlier generations fought so hard to put into place; we cannot even maintain our national parks. Yet we can set attorneys and agents onto a world-wide hunt for petty, second-hand "witneses"---all to bring down a sports legend and, more importantly, a cancer-cure hero?

What the hell is going on here? Just who is responsible for letting these bankers, brokers, and corporations off the hook and out of the healdines, while grandstanding against sports figures???
cyclingfan

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 27, 2011
Yes Lance cheated but look he did one wrong but a thousand rights. He is an asset to cycling.
Chas Hart

Boulder, CO

#4 Jul 30, 2011
Go for it Lance! Employ the right to inquire, sue, question, file motions, as based on what happened in other mistrial situations and the general unfettered behavior of the named two investigating and the lawyer who spent 16 months in prison for not following legal process. The true correlations as to what has been illegal are about the investigation and investigators associated with the Grand Jury, not the media leaks and general innuendo carried in this matter. Let's have closure soon on these gangsters employed by the government.
It was wise to go on the offensive; I'm offended by this media leak posturing and no other substance in the mill. Lance was tested during his racing performances, in their context, so back off!!!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Discovery Channel Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Should the 'Discovery' Channel change its name? Dec 8 ChCh Tim 1
Not Even Lance Deserves This (Dec '13) Oct '14 stefanbed53 41
Can Armstrong ever be forgiven? Oct '14 stefanbed53 5
Soundtrack From Paleoworld - Where Can I Find It? Oct '14 justawanderer 1
Wildlife Documentaries Analysed Sep '14 FionaJordan 1
Shadows on the Road, by Michael Barry (Apr '14) Apr '14 Donna OBrien 1
Cycling: Lance Armstrong 'still lying' says USA... (Jan '13) Apr '14 Carly Jane 2 27
More from around the web