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Democratic Senator from Connecticut Wants Fox Not to Air an NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy wrote to the News Corp. chief that the race is taking place during Senate consideration of legislation to reduce gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shootings last December in Newtown, Conn. Murphy said the race will give national attention ''to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate.''

h/t Charles WT

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  • RBS||

    So, only one side of the debate should get national attention?

  • JohnTheRevelator||

    I'm going to call this Big Man Syndrome, and it seems to affect mainly (though not entirely) younger Democrats. You have a high position in the government, and this makes you think it's ok lean on private actors to accommodate your self-righteousness.

    Maybe more than one step away from fascism, but not more than three or four.

  • RBS||

    Good thing this race isn't late in the season. I bet ESPN would cave.

  • Number 2||

    Sure! When CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS stop broadcasting Obama's nauseating speeches surrounded by Newtown families, Fox can drop the NASCAR race.