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"(Abuse of) Power Of The Press"
Posted by The Vicar on May 18, 2010
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From the Associated Press: ?Former Nascar racer jailed after high-speed chase?.

Nice (but misleading) headline.

Technically, that?s a true statement. For all intents and purposes, that?s a shameful (or is it shameless?) statement.

I seldom find myself needing to defend Nascar, but this is just a case of lazy and uninformed reporting. It must have been an exceptionally slow news day in the sports world.

Somebody named James Neal was arrested in San Diego County for a traffic violation.

Apparently, almost 30 years ago he raced in some sort of Nascar series. According to the AP, ?He never won a national race?.

According to racing-reference.info, he never ran a (national) race.

To Mr. Neal?s credit, he was doing about 130 mph on I-5 when he ?blowed up?.


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