Lance goes Oprah: Is it too late to tell the truth? With all the hype surrounding Lance Armstrong’s soon-to-be-released interview with Oprah Winfrey, I’m wondering: Is it ever too late to come clean?

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source Put aside all the legal issues and look at this from a reputational perspective. When someone has stubbornly denied for years an all-but-insurmountable body of evidence and testimony of witnesses that he used perofrmance-enhancing drugs and engaged in a sophisticated regimen of blood-doping, can he expect to be forgiven by the public once he admits to what we all had long ago assumed he had done?

If Armstrong was content to slip out of public conscienceness, there would be no reason for this too-late and too-limited confession. It just reopns a can of worms.

But if he ever hopes to be relevant again, he had to take this difficult step. The public has an amazing capacity to forgive if not forget, but it can only begin with an admission of the truth. Far better if Armstrong had never lied (and, of course, far better still if he had never cheated). Coming clean with the truth is always the first step to moving on from crisis. Armstrong engendered an enormous reserve of pubic support for being a champion raising money, awareness and hope in the fight against cancer. That’s a fight most of the public would be happy to see him continue to lead. Frankly, most of us couldn’t care less whether he ever races professionally again–quick: Name one other pro cyclist? But we want to see him continue to wage war against cancer and he had crippled his own effectiveness in that crucial role. The public won’t get behind a liar.

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