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But then what would you expect from NBC

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NASCAR calls TV magazine 'outrageous' for tactics

By JENNA FRYER, AP Motorsports Writer
April 5, 2006

CHARLOTTE - American stock car racing's governing body called a network television news magazine "outrageous" on Wednesday, saying it tried to provoke anti-Muslim reactions from spectators at last week's race for a story about growing U.S. sentiment against Islam.

The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing said the NBC network's "Dateline NBC" confirmed it was sending Muslim-looking men to a race, along with a camera crew to film fans' reactions. The NBC crew was "apparently on site in Martinsville, Virginia, walked around and no one bothered them," NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said Wednesday.

"It is outrageous that a news organization of NBC's stature would stoop to the level of going out to create news instead of reporting news," Poston said.

"Any legitimate journalist in America should be embarrassed by this stunt. The obvious intent by NBC was to evoke reaction, and we are confident our fans won't take the bait," he said.

NASCAR grew out of the rural southern United States and its history of modifying street automobiles outrun authorities in transporting illegal alcohol. Because of its southern origins, NASCAR has been cricitized for its fans displaying numerous flags of the Confederacy from the American Civil War in the 19th century, an emblem many associate with racism.

"Dateline NBC" also has been criticized in the past. In 1992, it aired a critical story about fuel tanks on a brand of pickup trucks, using video of the tanks exploding on impact. However, the network later apologized for using toy rockets to ignite the explosion.

NASCAR is in the final year of a broadcasting agreement with NBC Sports.

"'Dateline' is looking into this story," NBC said in a statement. "We were intrigued by the results of a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll and other articles regarding increasing anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States.

"It's very early on in our newsgathering process, but be assured we will be visiting a number of locations across the country and are confident that our reporting team is pursuing this story in a fair manner," it said.
 

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NBC - Katie Couric's old network; they couldn't be biased, could they?
 

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Katie Curic the perfect wife.

she;s loaded

she's away from the house all day

she's buys you the boat of your dreams

you get to fish and shoot all day, everyday.

and she pays for the gas and bait

all i do is give her a lil lovin every once in a while to keep it coming.
 

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Just saw Katie and the chimp......much better [grin] line than most folks could pull off under the pressure.

Biased? Probably not...desperate for news....Yup! Wrong for creating news...Yup! All media does it...Yup! Does that make it right...Nope!
Now should Presidents leak CIA data?
 

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Hey Bob
NBC is sinking like the titanic. Fox is putting a hurtin on that lib biased network. Wonder if they would send a crew of Jewish dressed, with yamakas or christians with crosses, to an Arab world cup soccer game. Bashing Christians esp Catholics/Jews is fair game to the lib networks, however, it's voodoo to mess with Islam....
Couric couldnt save the titanic either.
 
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