[Marxism] Bonds, Steroids, Scapegoats and Sweet Satisfaction

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 9 15:59:57 MDT 2007


Walter Lippmann wrote:
> ROLAND SHEPPARD WRITES:
> The approach of the mass media towards 'performance enchansing drugs' 
> is as clear as back and white. Lance Armstrong, who tested positive 
> for these drugs is revered by the media, but Barry Bonds, who never 
> tested positive is demonized and labeled a cheater.

Huh? Last year an American bicyclist who tested positive was thrown out 
of the Tour de France, as were a whole slew this year. Armstrong was 
definitely under suspicion, but was cut some slack because he was a 
cancer survivor.




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