Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was forced to abandon his Livestrong foundation, but he seems to have found a new pet charity: Oprah Winfrey’s money-losing OWN video venture. OWN has been bleeding money at an alarming gush, over $300 million as of last May. Oprah’s exclusive Armstrong interview will be a powerful shot in the arm, and the Queen of Confessions is hyping it for all it’s worth.
As for the interview subject himself, here’s the best take:
“Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs To Show Remorse,” The Onion
“Ad Time For Oprah’s Lance Armstrong Interview Expected To Sell Out: Report,” Deadline Hollywood
“Oprah, Lance and the PR Playbook: Predictions for Thursday,” Jeff Hahn, Bulldog Reporter
“The Art of Redemption: Can Oprah Save Lance? Can Lance Save Oprah?” Daniel Honan, Big Think
“Lance Armstrong: American Psychopath,” Daniel Honan, Big Think
“No One Should Really Care What Lance Tells Oprah,” Arthur L. Caplan and Lee H. Igel, Forbes
“The Point of Lance,” Gail Collins, New York Times
“Lance Armstrong stripped of Sydney Olympics medal,” BBC News
“Journalist Targeted By Lance Armstrong Says Doping Admission Is ‘Satisfying,’” Audie Cornish, NPR News
“It’s all about the lies,” Rick Reilly, ESPN.com
“Lance Armstrong Wilts in Oprah’s Glare,” Dave Zirin, The Nation blog
Image: Parody Livestrong bracelet from The Onion.
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