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ESPN Sources: Two NASCAR Drivers Advised Not to Do Interviews in Media Center to Avoid
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 13, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 04/14/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by lowbridge

ESPN said that sources confirmed to the outlet that two drivers have been advised by their PR people not to conduct interviews in the Texas Motor Speedway media center in order to avoid the NRA logo from appearing behind them.

The move is just the latest in media hysteria that has resulted from the NRA sponsoring Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the NRA 500.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; nascar; nra; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl
Full title: ESPN Sources: Two NASCAR Drivers Advised Not to Do Interviews in Media Center to Avoid Appearing With NRA Logo
1 posted on 04/14/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I saw the #NRA500 was top trending topic on twitter for a few hours last night.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 8:50:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

Haha.

First I’d heard of this. Go NRA!


3 posted on 04/14/2013 8:51:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: lowbridge

Wow, that’s smart. I know of no NASCAR fans anywhere at all who own guns or are NRA members. /s


4 posted on 04/14/2013 8:52:44 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: lowbridge

NASCAR now joins baseball, basketball and football in the dead American sports category.

LLS


5 posted on 04/14/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sirius Lee

I would think that that’s the default position.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 8:54:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: lowbridge

Where are all the gay drivers?


7 posted on 04/14/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge
ESPN said that sources confirmed to the outlet that two drivers have been advised by their PR people not to conduct interviews in the Texas Motor Speedway media center in order to avoid the NRA logo from appearing behind them.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Apparently, whoever told those NASCAR drivers not to do interviews in the MC doesn't understand NASCAR's audience. Most race fans are conservatives who go to church and like to hunt, among other things.

This was just dumb!

8 posted on 04/14/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: lowbridge
Sounds like McCarthyism to me.
9 posted on 04/14/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Long ago these pro sports sold out. Now it is just TV programming and not a sport. Everything is TV/sponsor money driven now. Too much money and payola involved.

Those who run the “sports” just want to keep the gravy train going at all costs.


10 posted on 04/14/2013 8:58:46 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: lowbridge

This should probably motivate a lot of the drivers to make sure they DO the interviews in front of the NRA logo.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 8:59:49 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sounds like McCarthyism to me.


Yeah, I think it is time to be offended by Beer sponsorship of NASCAR. Drunk driving kills thousands every year yet NASCAR parades Beer ads around on cars. How offensive is that? I wonder how NASCAR would like the shoe on that foot?


12 posted on 04/14/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: 2111USMC

A driver should have stepped up and said “if these leftists like communism so much, why not move to N Korea and leave us the hell alone.”


13 posted on 04/14/2013 9:02:50 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

so how long have you been replying to articles on FR without actually reading them?


14 posted on 04/14/2013 9:05:52 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

“Proudly posting without reading the article since [sign-up date]” should be the default tagline for everybody on FR.


15 posted on 04/14/2013 9:09:58 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: LibLieSlayer
“I would say about Mr. Higdon is, I think he’s new to the sport and doesn’t quite understand how it all works,” Gossage told local ESPN Dallas radio host Randy Galloway. “And he could have just as easily put out a quote that said C.Y.A. [cover your ass]. That’s what that is.”

“It’s a PR mistake to have made that statement,” he added. “They should have conferred with some other folks before they issued that.”

16 posted on 04/14/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

Was it NASCAR or ESPN that told the drivers?


17 posted on 04/14/2013 9:10:47 AM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: jjotto

I resemble that remark.


18 posted on 04/14/2013 9:12:06 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: alphadog

nevermind ... what teams?


19 posted on 04/14/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: lowbridge

A lot, not all, of the “media” types are referring to this race yesterday as the Texas 500. This is shoddy, incorrect reporting. The race yesterday was the NRA 500. The Texas 500 will be run at TMS on November 3rd. Believe it or not, Yahoo.com sports got it right.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 9:20:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: alphadog

I think it was ESPN They turn into metrosexual NY Type of the network


21 posted on 04/14/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

ESPN “reported” that two teams said stay away ... I’m not buying that somewhat ... BUT ESPN has the cameras and no cap gun tradition ... I think Edwards was being interview at that time ...


22 posted on 04/14/2013 9:32:15 AM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: lowbridge
This kind of nonsense gets NASCAR into trouble all the time, simply because of the sheer number of sponsors involved in that spectacle.

A typical scenario involves a driver sponsored by Coca-Cola winning a race like the Pepsi 400. Watch the gyrations that NASCAR, networks, drivers and team owners go through during the post-race interview in competing attempts to shove these sponsors' logos in front of the television audience.

23 posted on 04/14/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: lodi90
Yeah, I think it is time to be offended by Beer sponsorship of NASCAR. Drunk driving kills thousands every year yet NASCAR parades Beer ads around on cars. How offensive is that? I wonder how NASCAR would like the shoe on that foot?

Don't give anyone any ideas.....I would have no problem with that IF it were done by NASCAR and not the federal government, as was done with the tobacco industry - without which sponsorship several pro sports would never have gotten where they did.

24 posted on 04/14/2013 9:56:10 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: alphadog

It was neither; it was the PR people from two individual teams who told their own drivers to avoid being seen with the NRA logo. It was not a Nascar statement, nor was it an ESPN statement. The whole thing is about individual teams choosing to try to stay out of the controversy, possibly due to sponsorship concerns. Look around and see which product sponsors are more likely to be worried about the political fallout and you will have a clue to which teams it was. Either way it was their decision to make and NASCAR had nothing to do with it.


25 posted on 04/14/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: jstaff

So, are we going to see NRA members required to use different drinking fountains, separate restrooms, and seated in different parts of restaurants in the near future?


26 posted on 04/14/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: lowbridge

Name the cowards.


27 posted on 04/14/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: lowbridge

I’d be repainting my car with nothing but NRA logos and not charge them a dime.


28 posted on 04/14/2013 12:09:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sirius Lee
The France family who owns NASCAR has been shooting themselves in the foot a lot of late.

More empty seats to come.

29 posted on 04/14/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sounds like McCarthyism to me


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30 posted on 04/14/2013 1:16:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: lowbridge
Watched the race on FOX, noticed the lack of NRA mentions all the way around.
No tinfoil needed on this, it was bleeding obvious.
Want to see how this shakes out, but pretty damn disappointed in all involved right now.
31 posted on 04/14/2013 1:23:00 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: lowbridge

There is no longer a news media in this country. No mention of the NRA at a race that bears their name; no coverage of Gosnell’s House of Horrors; no coverage of the failire of Benghazi. Endless coverage of Trayvon and Newtown. All Pravda, all the time.


32 posted on 04/14/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

According to Hitler, “The task of propaganda lies not in a scientific training of the individual, but rather in directing the masses towards certain facts, events, necessities, etc., the purpose being to move their importance into the masses’ field of vision.” (page 231)


33 posted on 04/14/2013 3:54:17 PM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: safeasthebanks

Smart ass.

LLS


34 posted on 04/15/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lodi90
When wrestling entertainment has more legitimacy than professional sports... it speaks poorly for America.

LLS

35 posted on 04/15/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: cripplecreek

Understood but NASCAR embraced obama and the entire globull warming crap with their ethanol move and also their White House appearences. I have no doubt these days as to why NASCAR runs straight and always turns to the left.

LLS


36 posted on 04/15/2013 7:16:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

NASCAR white house appearances go back to Reagan at least. In fact I believe it was Reagan who pardoned Junior Johnson for his moonshine conviction in the 40s.


37 posted on 04/15/2013 7:20:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes but IMHO enabling treasonous enemies of freedom by loaning legitimacy to them with their product placement at the White House, is not IMHO in keeping with the wishes of their consumers. NASCAR has done much more than having a meet and greet at the White House and like I stated before... promoting ethanol and its damage to not only cars but America’s energy and food supplies... is absolutely bordering on criminal. You watch NASCAR and enjoy it my friend... I will not be part of it any longer.

LLS


38 posted on 04/15/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge

NRA defends Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

ACLU (founded by communists) attacks & weakens the Constitution

So ACLU is praised and NRA is demonized.

Truly we are in the end times...


39 posted on 04/15/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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