DOTH continue to MANIFEST [IT]self
"Has there been a greater tale of sporting hubris? A seven-time
Tour De France champion, revered for overcoming cancer then raising
millions for charity, brought low by irrefutable allegations of doping.
Yet the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong is oddly unsatisfying for those
seeking a clichéd narrative. Now, as then, the man at its heart refuses to
play ball. The latest documentary about Armstrong, The Armstrong Lie
from film-maker Alex Gibney, corners but – rather like Errol Morris in
his recent profile of Donald Rumsfeld – fails to pin down this most
slippery and defiant of customers. In it, Armstrong shows himself to
be a master of the unrepentant apology, preferring to bully his inquisitor
into self-doubt rather than face his own demons"