Re: "Prioritizing hero worship," Editorial, Jan. 23.
I take exception to your statement that the public desire for Lance Armstrong to be exonerated reflects on us as much as it does him.
We did no harm to anyone by admiring his apparent drive to excel and his determination to overcome any and all adversities to be the best in the world.
My grandson was not complicit in Armstrong's deceit when he stood in front of the television cheering for him.
We supported Armstrong financially and emotionally because we wanted to believe that there is good in the world.
Armstrong expressed the ideals that our society wants to believe in. He duped us and I do not feel that we should shoulder any of the shame.
By the time that this is all sorted out through court actions or whatever, Armstrong will have lost his hero status and many, like my grandson, will have lost some of their faith in the goodness of people.
Diane Hartley Richmond