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Connecticut Sen. pleads with Murdoch and Fox: Don't air 'NRA 500' NASCAR race
Politico ^ | 04/12/2013 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 04/12/2013 8:15:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is pleading with Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns the Fox Sports channel, not to air a National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR race scheduled for this weekend.

The race "is inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre," Sen. Murphy wrote on Thursday in a letter to Murdoch, referencing the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in Murphy's home state last December.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup, which is set to take place at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, will be the first top-level NASCAR race the NRA has sponsored, following smaller races hosted in the past. The winners of the races are awarded with revolvers, while the fastest qualifier is given a shotgun, according to a report from CNN.

In his letter to Murdoch, Sen. Murphy argued that the race "not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate, it also features the live shooting of guns at the end of the race."

In Murdoch, Murphy may find a sympathetic ear: The media mogual has long been a staunch advocacte of gun control and even called for an automatic weapons ban in the wake of both the Newtown shooting and the Aurora, Colo., shooting, in July. But Murdoch has not indicated that he will let his personal beliefs dictate the programming on his networks -- most notably Fox News, where anchors and guests continue to oppose gun control measures.

Murphy made a direct appeal to Murdoch's past language, including one tweet in which the News Corp chief wrote: "Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?"

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: alinsky; banglist; censorship; constitution; exploitingkids; fox; guncontrol; nascar; nra; secondamendment
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1 posted on 04/12/2013 8:15:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

car racing is inappropriate after a nutball shoots up a school???????????????????


2 posted on 04/12/2013 8:17:28 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s clear, and it’s simple. Liberals are the enemy within. They will stop at nothing to destroy our way of life. They will never rest, and never stop.

Until and unless we frame every encounter with a liberal in that context, we will lose.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 8:18:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t these insufferable libtards ever stop?


4 posted on 04/12/2013 8:18:54 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet the Faggot 500 would go on un-protested, waddya’ think?


6 posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:21 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

They fear publicity for the NRA.

This is from CT, where they elected a US senator who lied about being a VietNam veteran. Of course, Sen. Murphy supported the liar. Half of those politicians are liars and crooks.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:43 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: laweeks

Short Answer, NO. NEVER.

They will continue until they have complete control over your life. They will settle for nothing less.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 8:21:16 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: yldstrk

RE: car racing is inappropriate after a nutball shoots up a school???????????????????

No no no, car racing is OK, it’s the sponsor of the race that’s the problem.


9 posted on 04/12/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They will just cut away to a commercial etc when they shoot off the guns. AS far as the viewers are concerned they will think it was sponsored by Tampex..... -)


10 posted on 04/12/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by Average Al
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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

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11 posted on 04/12/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SeekAndFind

well there is always that pesky first amendment, not to mention the Commerce Clause


12 posted on 04/12/2013 8:25:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Idiot! The NRA had NOTHING to do with the Newtown shootings!


13 posted on 04/12/2013 8:28:46 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: SeekAndFind

Chrissy, you prissy lyin ....

Go back to parliment and tell the king to pound sand.

If that’s a problem feel free to send all the kings dressed pretty as they please, to a certain lawn in Concord, MA.

Be happy to quietly discuss the matter.

Sincerely,

US Vendome


14 posted on 04/12/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

“In his letter to Murdoch, Sen. Murphy argued that the race “not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate, it also features the live shooting of guns at the end of the race.”
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OMG! They’re going to shoot guns! OMG!


15 posted on 04/12/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: laweeks

“I’ll bet the Faggot 500 would go on un-protested,”

Let me fix that for ya;

“I’ll bet the Faggot 500 would go in un-protected,”


16 posted on 04/12/2013 8:33:21 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: laweeks

HAHAHAHA!


17 posted on 04/12/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a wussie! </I>”....oh, and they shoot a gun.”</I>


18 posted on 04/12/2013 8:36:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Another useless piece of crap from my home state

Too bad the opposition party seems to be in cahoots with the democrats as is indicated by the candidates they select.


19 posted on 04/12/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The things these idiots are asking today, they will be ordering tomorrow.
20 posted on 04/12/2013 8:39:29 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is liberalism the cheapest morality play ever? Rhetorical question, I know.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: yldstrk

It is the country’s oldest civil rights organization that is inappropriate in the eyes of this Senator.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 8:42:00 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a participant in media polling, i wear a device that basically has me representing 1,000 fellow viewers.

I will be sure to tune into the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to assist the TV ratings. My son wears a meter too so we can do some bonding over the race and represent 2,000 viewers.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 8:44:45 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: SeekAndFind

as horrendous as the Sandy Hook shooting was, I think the media and politicians have overplayed it and are now exploiting the sad event. It is over - we have all lost loved one’s in tragic ways and the best way to get over it is to get over it, and move on with life.

To say that ownership of firearms contributes to the death of childen is a blatant lie!!


24 posted on 04/12/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll be there tomorrow. vrooom vrooom


25 posted on 04/12/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Murdoch refuses to televise the race in Connecticut, then Nascar should cancel their contract with Fox and find a new telecaster.


26 posted on 04/12/2013 8:56:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: yldstrk

If you ever figure out the answer to this “If..., then...” logic, would you please let me know.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The race "is inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre," Sen. Murphy wrote

As long as the left gets to decide what is appropriate they will always run our lives.

28 posted on 04/12/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm not a NASCAR fan, but because of this idiot Murphy I'll be watching this weekend.

We should try to make the NRA 500 the most watched NASCAR event in history!

29 posted on 04/12/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glad to see the Democrats are attempting to exert control over the media . . . /sarcasm/ . . . the Dems could care less about the Second Amendment, and apparently they also care little for the First Amendment.


30 posted on 04/12/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Chris Murphy STFU!


31 posted on 04/12/2013 9:15:44 AM PDT by rhubarbk (FUBHO)
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To: SeekAndFind

Murphy, you make Biden seem the Einstien!!


32 posted on 04/12/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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"The NASCAR Sprint Cup, which is set to take place at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, will be the first top-level NASCAR race the NRA has sponsored, following smaller races hosted in the past. The winners of the races are awarded with revolvers, while the fastest qualifier is given a shotgun, according to a report from CNN. "

It would be too cool if the NRA gave them Colt AR15s. Made in Connecticut.

33 posted on 04/12/2013 9:25:38 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: laweeks

the Faggot 500 would have Fiskars, Leaf and Volts racing for 500 feet...(the last car NOT to catch on fire would win).


34 posted on 04/12/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My response to Murphy would have been limited to two words, with the second one being “off”.


35 posted on 04/12/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fox would lose far too much ad revenue if that happened and Murdoch knows it.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Where in CT are you from?? I’m from East Hartford.


37 posted on 04/12/2013 9:29:05 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“and even called for an automatic weapons ban....”

Funny, I’ve always thought automatic weapons were severely regulated since 1934.

Automatic weapons were used in Aurora and Newtown? Only in the diseased, lying minds of the libs.

As for Aurora, didn’t Holmes use a shotgun to commit most of those murders after his semi-automatic rifle jammed?


38 posted on 04/12/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Murphy: STFU and sit DOWN.

I hope the whole crowd has NRA gear on...

Good grief do these whine bags never shut up????


39 posted on 04/12/2013 10:07:28 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So now the democrats want to ban the NRA?

Is that what this about? He said they (the NRA) represent one side of the debate, but he wants them to sitdown and shutup? Surely not the way to debate, is it?

He is advocating a government ban on Free Speech.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:11 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ican'tbelieveit

This thread should hit the NASCAR Ping list.


41 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SeekAndFind

[[Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is pleading with Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns the Fox Sports channel, not to air a National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR race scheduled for this weekend.]]

Isn’t htere a law about itnentionally tryign to ruin a company and it’s good name?


42 posted on 04/12/2013 10:22:50 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: laweeks

[[Don’t these insufferable libtards ever stop?]]

No- after they’ve succesfulyl wiped out EVERY last morsal of morlaity and decency in theis coutnry, they will have nothign left to attack, so they will then turn on each other because they simpyl aint happy unless they are makign others miserable


43 posted on 04/12/2013 10:24:17 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: SeekAndFind

The NAMBLA 500 would probably not get a peep from these same people.


44 posted on 04/12/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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This just makes me want to buy NRA themed clothing.


45 posted on 04/12/2013 10:28:39 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Adder

“Good grief do these whine bags never shut up????”

No they, like the 0bamamedia are the lapdogs doing Zero’s bidding to keep spouting the same sh!t everyday which they hope will take the focus off of the real issue like unemplyoment, the economy, Benghazi, etc.


46 posted on 04/12/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by rhubarbk (FUBHO)
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To: ExCTCitizen

North Haven

Rosa DeLauro aka Mrs. Stanley Greenberg territory :-)


47 posted on 04/12/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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North Haven

Nice Town....(Stupid congresswomen)


48 posted on 04/12/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The NAMBLA 500 would probably not get a peep from these same people.

The NAMBLA 500 will be run with the following vehicles: The Chevy Volt, The GEM and a golf Cart. It will be run for either 500 feet or until the first car catches on fire, whichever comes first. :)


49 posted on 04/12/2013 11:43:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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Oh... the race results... the Golf Cart won...with the GEM in second...The Volt caught on fire at the starting line!!!


50 posted on 04/12/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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