Skip to comments.Connecticut Sen. pleads with Murdoch and Fox: Don't air 'NRA 500' NASCAR race
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?"
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car racing is inappropriate after a nutball shoots up a school???????????????????
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.
Don’t these insufferable libtards ever stop?
I’ll bet the Faggot 500 would go on un-protested, waddya’ think?
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.
Short Answer, NO. NEVER.
They will continue until they have complete control over your life. They will settle for nothing less.
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.
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..... -)
well there is always that pesky first amendment, not to mention the Commerce Clause
Hey Idiot! The NRA had NOTHING to do with the Newtown shootings!
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.
“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.”
OMG! They’re going to shoot guns! OMG!
“Ill bet the Faggot 500 would go on un-protested,”
Let me fix that for ya;
“Ill bet the Faggot 500 would go in un-protected,”
What a wussie! </I>”....oh, and they shoot a gun.”</I>
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.
Is liberalism the cheapest morality play ever? Rhetorical question, I know.
It is the country’s oldest civil rights organization that is inappropriate in the eyes of this Senator.
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.
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!!
I’ll be there tomorrow. vrooom vrooom
If Murdoch refuses to televise the race in Connecticut, then Nascar should cancel their contract with Fox and find a new telecaster.
If you ever figure out the answer to this “If..., then...” logic, would you please let me know.
As long as the left gets to decide what is appropriate they will always run our lives.
We should try to make the NRA 500 the most watched NASCAR event in history!
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.
Hey Chris Murphy STFU!
Murphy, you make Biden seem the Einstien!!
It would be too cool if the NRA gave them Colt AR15s. Made in Connecticut.
the Faggot 500 would have Fiskars, Leaf and Volts racing for 500 feet...(the last car NOT to catch on fire would win).
My response to Murphy would have been limited to two words, with the second one being “off”.
Fox would lose far too much ad revenue if that happened and Murdoch knows it.
Where in CT are you from?? I’m from East Hartford.
“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?
Chris Murphy: STFU and sit DOWN.
I hope the whole crowd has NRA gear on...
Good grief do these whine bags never shut up????
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.
This thread should hit the NASCAR Ping list.
[[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?
[[Dont 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
The NAMBLA 500 would probably not get a peep from these same people.
This just makes me want to buy NRA themed clothing.
“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.
Rosa DeLauro aka Mrs. Stanley Greenberg territory :-)
Nice Town....(Stupid congresswomen)
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. :)
Oh... the race results... the Golf Cart won...with the GEM in second...The Volt caught on fire at the starting line!!!