EURO wrote:drjones96 wrote:EURO wrote:...For instance not allowing Greg Lemond to ask his questions at the Interbike press conference.
Greg Lemond was allowed to ask his questions. He even got to ask the first question. But in Greg Lemond style he had to be an a$$ about asking his questions...
One of the 'rules' of a press conference is that the journalists are allowed to be an ass, ask difficult questions and expect an answer. To push for the truth and not put up with PR bullcrap.
Often a public press conferences is the only space where people are able to question powerful, otherwise controlling figures. Who else is going to give Armstrong a hard time and push him on this issue? He won't agree to interviews with Kimmage or Walsh. He has a press blacklist.PezTech wrote:it's sure fun to watch ignorant, nationalistic bigots cry about the fact that the world has developed enough that it's no longer easy to unfairly discriminate against people.
Why are you not jumping to the defence of Frank Schleck? Why did you quote a list of people 'supposedly' implicated in CERA use in the tour in the Frank Schleck thread? Do you not live in the world you describe in which it is 'no longer easy to unfairly discriminate against people'?
Given that inconsistency, it's almost like you are just a nationalistic, flag waving Lance Armstrong fan who wants different rules applied to your poster boy. Almost
I, on the other hand just hate everyone who dopes, and hate the ones who deny doping even more. That's consistency. Admire the American Lemond for his balls, hate the European Ivan Basso for his lies.
How are you able to to turn your statements around so quickly?
You make an incorrect statement about the events as they happened, are called out for it, and then you jump on Pez for doing what he did. Armstrong gave him the time of day, and enough rope to hang himself. He tried to answer LeMond, but was interrupted several times. And, then he took questions from other members of the press, as he was entitled to do, and is fair. Why should Greg LeMond be given more than his fair share of the Q & A session? This was not a late night torture session during the Inquisition. I do agree that Greg LeMond IS entitled to ask hard questions; but if he wants answers, he needs to check his ego at the door, compose himself, and at least feign objectivity, so he can get legitimate questions out of his mouth instead of broken statements full of half-truths.