The moment came about halfway through the interview.
Oprah Winfrey, showing us why she is still Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong why he is still Lance Armstrong, set up a clip of Armstrong's victory speech after his final Tour de France victory in 2005.
“This is the clip I cannot reconcile,” said Winfrey, at the very top of her game in last night’s 90-minute interview on the Oprah Winfrey Network, purposely facilitating a bloodletting by Armstrong seemingly thorough and yet so emotionless as to feel not just fraudulent but surreal. “What were you thinking when you did this?”
Right before the clip began to play, the camera panned to Armstrong. He knew what was coming, and for a brief second it actually looked as if he was going to cry. Either that or a final fleck of blood in his eyes after a career of taking a Scarfacian chain saw to the guts of anyone who got in his way—not just big media institutions but individuals who had the temerity to tell the honest truth about this singularly dishonest and evil man.