Thursday, April 06, 2006

When did Geraldo start working for NBC?

NASCAR's demographic?
Come one, come all.
Targets is targets!
If NBC had any aspirations of extending its television contract with NASCAR, they may have shot themselves in the foot. The network’s “Dateline” television program confirmed that it had intentionally sent Muslim-looking men to last weekend’s race at Martinsville, Virginia along with a film crew to record spectator reaction to the presence of the men.

"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," NASCAR spokesman Ramsey 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.

Recording events as they happen is great journalism. Making up events in order to record them is downright assinine.

None of the men were bothered at the event, which left the crew will little to do. Surprisingly the show’s producer’s didn’t think to have the men start burning Confederate flags in the stands. That may have raised an eyebrow or two.

Even the Ku Klux Klan was embarrassed by the stunt.

“Hell, we don’t lynch people in broad daylight!” said an unidentified Klan spokesman.

4 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

NBC has already declined to extend its contract with NASCAR. Next year, FOX will broadcast most of the first half of the season, TNT gets 6 or 7 races in the middle of the season, and ESPN/ABC has the remainder of the season, including the Chase for the Cup. Perhaps the reason NBC waited to do this until now is knowing that they're in the last year of the contract.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's why we don't like NBC, or as it stands for nothing but commercials

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry. I hear they are sending the "crew" to Texas this weekend for the race. Given the "exuberance" of the fans in the infield for that race, I'm sure they'll find a few bubbas to toss out a ephiphet or two.

And that'll just be in the corporate hospitality tent.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Dre said...

And they call themselves a news outfit? Next, they're going to dress up white guys in Klan gear and toss them into the Bronx projects, I suppose. Stupid.

8:51 PM  

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