Sunday Times Takes Out Chicago Tribune Ad Telling Oprah What To Ask Lance Armstrong

01/14/2013 05:10 pm ET

A Sunday Times editor took out an ad in the Chicago Tribune addressing Oprah's upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong.

Oprah will sit down with Armstrong Monday evening. The athlete is expected to confess to doping throughout his career. The devastating doping charges stripped the athlete of his seven Tour de France titles.

The Sunday Times' sports editor David Walsh, who covered the Armstrong doping scandal for more than a decade, took out an ad in Oprah's hometown paper with suggested questions for the upcoming interview.

"Dear Oprah," Walsh wrote. "I have spent the past 13 years investigating allegations that Lance Armstrong had taken performance-enhancing drugs. I have just been voted journalist of the year in the UK." He then listed the 10 questions he would ask Armstrong, if he were conducting the interview. Among Walsh's questions, Armstrong asked why the athlete chose Oprah for his first interview "as a banned athlete."

Oprah beat out CBS' newsmagazine "60 Minutes" in securing the Armstrong interview. Walsh added a note at the end of his letter, writing that the "Sunday Times is seeking to recover about $1.5 million it claims [Armstrong] got by fraud." Armstrong sued the Sunday Times for libel citing claims the paper made about his use of performance enhancing drugs. The case was settled in 2006.

Click over to Deadspin to see a copy of the ad.

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