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A 1,000-page report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released on Oct. 10 placed Lance Armstrong at the center of a sophisticated doping conspiracy and justified the voiding of his seven Tour de France titles. After a decade of non-American outlets like The Sunday Times of London and France's L'Equipe driving the story, most of the U.S. cycling press quickly grasped the strength of USADA's findings and addressed the implications. But generalist media Stateside? Not so much.
Writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast; author of Friday Night Lights
"He is a hero, one of the few we have left in a country virtually bereft of them. And he needs to remain one.... [E]ven if he did take enhancers, so what?"
—Newsweek, Sept. 3, 2012
From multiple meltdowns on Twitter to calling sportswriter Will Leitch "Jimmy Olsen on Percocet," prone to hyperbolic rants
BUT STILL ...