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CT senator to Rupert Murdoch: You should refuse to air the NASCAR race that the NRA’s sponsoring
Hot Air ^ | April 12, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/13/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Think Murdoch will take his “advice,” knowing what the reaction would be among Fox News’s many, many gun-rights-supporting viewers?

Don’t mind Murphy. He’s a freshman from a very blue state where feelings are still understandably raw after Newtown, so apparently he’s decided that no anti-gun grandstanding opportunity is too cheap for him to use to try to raise his profile back home. Coming soon, presumably: Murphy calls on NASCAR to drop the N, R, and A’s from its name.

The National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR race slated for this weekend is “inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, wrote to the race’s broadcaster on Thursday.

“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,” Murphy wrote to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the Fox network where the race will be broadcast…

In his letter to Murdoch, Murphy cited the News Corp. boss’ past support for tighter gun control laws in the United States, including a message Murdoch posted on Twitter shortly after the December Newtown shooting…

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


TOPICS: Connecticut; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: connecticut; democrats; guncontrol; nascar; nra; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/13/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KMA Murphy. We’re getting tired of you socialists.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A chance for the NRA and NASCAR to show what they are made of and I’m not holding my breath on either point. I smell a cave in and will be the first to acknowledge my wrong headedness if one or both prove worthy of recognition.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 5:41:00 AM PDT by wita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, as long as you’re erasing the second amendment why not the first?


4 posted on 04/13/2013 5:43:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was a time when good people would hear such nonsense & PUBLICLY tell the fool WHERE they could stick their silly idea.

Too bad money is now more valuable than honor & freedom.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

People like Murphy keep on pushing us.It’s almost time.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 5:46:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would Sen Murphy demand ESPN(Bristol Conn) discontinue broadcasting events featuring Islamic athletes who have an anti-homosexual stance that will offend gays??

Furthermore, would Sen Murphy demand that ESPN not air events sponsored by Disney whose corporation presents programming very offense to many Christians??


7 posted on 04/13/2013 5:48:11 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps the good Senator should seek professional help to deal with the apparent fear and anxiety that the mere mention of an inanimate object seems to evoke in him. How can he effectively serve his constituency if he swoons when the word "gun" is spoken? /Sarc
8 posted on 04/13/2013 5:53:53 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In that case Senator I’ll have a split screen watching The Masters Tournament AND the frickin NRA sponsored NASCAR event!


9 posted on 04/13/2013 6:00:39 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never in my life time has a politician and his party taken such a gut-wrenching tragedy as what happened in Newtown and used it to attack the nation’s most honorable citizens (the traditional American gun owners) and the nation’s most honorable independent organization (the NRA). The immorality and lack of integrity of these politicians is beneath contempt.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don’t mind Murphy. He’s a freshman from a very blue state where feelings are still understandably raw after Newtown, so apparently he’s decided that no anti-gun grandstanding opportunity is too cheap for him to use to try to raise his profile back home.

Let's bear in mind, CT is the home of a couple of gun manufacturers. This shows you the the thought process of Murphy and his ilk. He's willing to force these companies out of CT , costing hundreds of jobs in a state that can't afford to lose any jobs. Ideology trumps the people he represents.

11 posted on 04/13/2013 6:18:32 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: muir_redwoods

And that’s exactly what will happen. Once the citizens are disarmed, they then have control over our tongues as well. A lot of people that can speak out about things now will be punished severely in a totalitarian state!


12 posted on 04/13/2013 6:19:51 AM PDT by alabama_heart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anxiety Management: learning how to move anxiety to the time we can do something about it, removing the current stress which is higher until we can form a way to eliminate or minimize the problem.....(this time the corrupt administration of Obama)


13 posted on 04/13/2013 6:29:46 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he’s worried a gun will grow legs, walk into his house and shoot him all by its lil old self.

When that moron who stabbed all those people at that college was walking around campus carrying a stuffed monkey or dolls, talking to them, did ANYONE say “you know, we should tell someone something is wrong with this guy”!. Or tell parents with a mentally ill child “if your child has a mental condition DO NOT put a gun in their reach”. OR maybe if your child is so deep into violent video games TAKE THEM AWAY and get that child help.

No parent wants to think there is something wrong with their child. The parents of the two Columbine murderers weren’t even aware that their sons were building bombs and collecting guns. Oh, that’s right, they didn’t want to invade their childrens privacy, and the NO SNITCH policy that most children seem to cling to has to stop. If a friend is saying “I’m going to kill so and so TELL SOMEBODY!!

It’s not the guns. Guns don’t kill, PEOPLE kill.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 6:31:47 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they should include some gay sponsors. For “balance” of course.


15 posted on 04/13/2013 6:33:59 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; From The Deer Stand; muir_redwoods; Mister Da; doug from upland; SunkenCiv; ...
Think Murdoch will take his “advice,” knowing what the reaction would be among Fox News’s many, many gun-rights-supporting viewers.

Murdoch is hardly what you would call a solid conservative. He's been close to the Clintons, having supported HRC in her Senate races and getting in with the Clinton Global Initiative (whatever that is). FOX News presents more people and comments from the left than it generally did a few years ago.

Bottom line: Murdoch keeps a sharp eye on Obama's FCC, which he knows can hurt him badly if he gets too far out of line with the Administration.

16 posted on 04/13/2013 6:36:17 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
murdoch is just another funny little foreign guy who imagines he's got American political life all figured out.

he's not squared away on gun rights ~ and Huguenots played no part in the development of political thought in Australia anyway so that part of his mind is just a blank.

17 posted on 04/13/2013 6:40:54 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: justiceseeker93

Cable isn’t regulated by the FCC.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 6:47:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: iacovatx

As a nation we've come to the great divide, again. If you deny that there is not a geographical component to this divide you are sadly mistaken.

19 posted on 04/13/2013 6:49:38 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it begins.
Not content with destroying the 2nd Amendment this CT Senator wishes to destroy the 1st Amendment.
You sir are a traitor to America....


20 posted on 04/13/2013 6:50:39 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Murphy is “inappropriate” to be a US senator.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 6:58:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Farmer Dean

“It’s almost time.”

I had just assumed we would not make it to the 2016 “elections”


22 posted on 04/13/2013 7:10:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Murphy should be impeached for using his elected office to interfere with legitimate free enterprise in the U.S. Any elected official who tries to damage legitimate free enterprise in our nation should be impeached and sent home - also negate any retirement package for such an official.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 7:10:23 AM PDT by abclily
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Beckel huffed and puffed on The Five yesterday when the race was announced. I bet he got his hand slapped.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 7:16:29 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to call all my buds and have a party for the Race, go NRA and NASCAR.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 7:23:39 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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26 posted on 04/13/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Promos on the local FOX station in Dallas aren’t mentioning the oh-so offensive name.


27 posted on 04/13/2013 7:40:52 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Cable isn’t regulated by the FCC.

I'm not an expert on the subject, but that doesn't sound right as a broad statement. I think some of that depends on whether you're talking about cable carriers (the companies whose services the ordinary viewer would contract for, like Time Warner, for instance) or the cable channels and networks (like FoxNews, CNN, ESPN, CNBC, etc., etc.). I know that the cable carriers are largely regulated by local governments, but I also know that the FCC has to approve of mergers and acquisitions amongst them, or at least that was true during the Clinton years. The guess here is that the networks, like FoxNews are licensed by the FCC as well.

Regardless, Murdoch's NewsCorp operates a whole slew of over-the-air Fox Network television broadcast stations, with outlets in just about every major market in the country. Those definitely do require FCC licensing, renewable periodically. So, he has a lot of skin in the game, no matter what the legal status of cable regulation.

28 posted on 04/13/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Fox Television Threatens to Go Off the Air
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006001/posts


29 posted on 04/13/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: GeronL

I’m watching the race. I don’t recall NRA being mentioned yet.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 4:55:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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Zap TV listing for this part of central PA:


             

31 posted on 04/13/2013 5:01:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: clintonh8r

and channel 4 is not an affiliate, its owned and operated by FOX


32 posted on 04/13/2013 7:43:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Fox announcers are not mentioning the sponsor of the race. They are calling it “The NASCAR Sprint Cup at Texas” race. No mention of the NRA at all.


33 posted on 04/13/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: aomagrat

That’s right. No mention of NRA at all as far as I could tell. I wonder how high up the Fox hierarchy that decision was made. I also wonder if any contractual agreements were violated.


34 posted on 04/13/2013 8:35:55 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: GeronL

I’m watching Ch 7 in south Florida, an independent affiliate, not a Fox O&O.


35 posted on 04/13/2013 8:37:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 04/13/2013 8:52:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: clintonh8r

The local FOX station was never in any way ‘conservative’


37 posted on 04/13/2013 9:10:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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