Saturday, January 19, 2013
Armstrong: "The Real Truth"
Lance Armstrong continues to deceive, including about his ex wife and about not doping on the comeback Tours.
Years of lying has been seen in Statement Analysis under the "Unreliable Denial" as well as various deceptive indicators.
He highlights for us several things:
1. He attacks those who challenge his lies;
2. He employs passive language to separate himself from responsibility
3. Critics say he appears unrepentant and wooden. He is.
His smirk as well as his "Who cares?" attitude towards those he has slaughtered did not help his public relations.
It did not bother me that he said it did not bother him that he used. This was the expected. He was working hard, using his own blood, and can justify this by saying, "this is the only way to compete" but when it came to the shredding of those who's lives he threatened or destroyed, his attitude was the same.
We will have to see if Nike cares.
This was obviously scripted and it is a shame that he was allowed to not comment on certain things, particularly those who have stood up to him.
He chose someone to interview him for the purpose of manipulation, but Oprah did her homework. She did allow him to get away with some things, while kept up on others.
It is one thing to lie, but it is another thing to attack those who tell the truth. He lied about his ex, his kids and the timing of his 'confession."
This was a two part narcissistic display of continued deception, via spin, minimization and passivity.