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Old 07-08-10, 12:30 AM   #1
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The "Bill Strickland is a grundle-lapping Toady" Thread

I can't believe this guy. He's the one who writes on bicycle.com and wrote Tour de Lance. I have never seen such shameless self-promotion by an author.

Here's every article:
1. Mention something from stage in as few words as possible.
2. Mention stage in a Lance-centric universe.
3. Insert anecdote from my awesome book about Lance.
4. Provide hyperlink to said awesome book.
5. Say something snarky about Contador.
6. Provide link to super-awesome Lance book one more time for good measure.

Repeat.

I don't have any issues with writing about Lance. Obviously he's the megastar, there's a huge market for all things Lance, and people (myslef included) want to read about him. But this is just a sham. There's little journalistic value here. It's just a dude pimping his book.
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Old 07-09-10, 08:32 AM   #2
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bicycle.com? What?

Did you mean to say bicycling.com, as in the web site and popular magazine? Their magazine is pathetic and has been at least for the 2 or 3 years I have been familiar with it :-)
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It's a world of self-promotion for some people these days.
No real harm in that as long as you know the bias.
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