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Trust But Verify, the utterly excellent Floyd-Landis-is-probably-innocent blog, recently breached 1m views but, with no CAS appeal news likely until June or July, site owner Dave Brower says the postings will slow to a crawl.
‘Mr. TBV’ wrote:
“After all the words, we suspect darned few people have changed their minds about a lot of things since, oh, about mid-August 2006. That’s kind of sad, because a lot of information has become available — but it has mostly been used to reinforce positions that had been pretty well locked in place in an instant.”
He also hopes that “Those with eyes will have learned that the WADA system is not setup to ensure substantive due process” and that “statements by Alphabet-soup organizations will be taken with skepticism similar to that given denials by athletes.”
And he’s right. Whatever the rights and wrongs of cyclists who may or may not have doped, the Floyd Landis case opened a lot of people’s eyes - mine included - to the lynch-mob mentality and sometimes shoddy scientific method of the tax-funded anti-doping organisations.
As a confirmed non-scientist I now also know a little about isotopes and can also now recognise a mass spectrometer machine when I see one. I was in a French lab yesterday - not the infamous LNDD - and realised the cream machine in front of me was oddly familiar.