Connecticut senator to Rupert Murdoch: You should refuse to air the NASCAR race that the NRA’s sponsoring

posted at 2:01 pm on April 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

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…

“I would like to make a similar challenge to you,” Murphy told the media mogul in his letter Thursday. “You should play a constructive role in our national dialogue by refraining from broadcasting the NRA 500. By airing this race you will be strengthening the brand of a radical organization that is currently standing in the way of meaningful progress on this issue.”

To give you a sense of how deep Murdoch’s own knowledge of guns runs, here’s what he posted the day after Newtown:

A common mistake among gun-control fans, but oh well. I can’t tell what Murphy’s problem is precisely from the excerpt. If the NRA’s a “radical organization,” who cares if the race is being run in the “immediate wake” of Newtown or not? Presumably he wants any NRA-sponsored event held at any time blacked out, right? And if he’s trying to muzzle the NRA, why not call on Murdoch and other publishers to refuse to run the group’s ads? If you want to lean on the press to ignore “unhelpful” groups and information — which the press is all too ready to do — then own it. Don’t limit yourself to some random NASCAR race, which smells like Murphy’s zeroing in on red-state culture for extra grandstanding points in CT. And what’s with the faux horror about, gasp, the live shooting of guns at the end of the race? I thought the standard liberal line was that, while the NRA may be guilty of murdering children, not all gun owners share culpability. Now, somehow, the mere act of recreational shooting is some sort of salt in America’s wounds? When does Murphy call for America’s gun ranges to be shuttered for awhile to show solidarity with the families?

But maybe it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Murdoch complied. I read conservative complaints all the time that we need more righty media outlets, via right-wing VCs either buying existing media or building their own. If you’re serious about that, then liberal blackouts of conservative interests are inadvertently your friend. The more alienated righty viewers are, the more transparently captured by Democratic interests the networks are, the more of a market there’ll be for an alternative. It’s getting awfully transparent lately, and it’ll be more transparent if Murdoch folds. But he won’t.


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Thanks, Mr. Murphy. I had no idea, but I’m programming my DVR now.

rogerb on April 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

So Murphy doesn’t like anyone being exposed to any ideas that don’t toe the Party line.
Nice little fascist.

rbj on April 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Maybe one of the NASCAR cars could be covered with pics of the aborted/exterminated unborn, or born.

Because, Rupert, it’s about the kids, right?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM

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.

What Murphy seems to forget is that his very blue state also has race tracks, and also has more than its share of NASCAR races.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM

“Immediate wake?!” It’s been four months.

It’s like words don’t mean anything to these fascists.

JohnTant on April 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Oh brother what else will the gun grabbers come up with next to stop guns being used in tv? They sure won’t deal with guns in movies will they?
L

letget on April 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I would think that there is a high percentage of NASCAR fans who are NRA members or at least sympathetic to the NRA.

aunursa on April 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

So, Senator. No big fan of Amendments numbers 2 or 1, eh?

kurtzz3 on April 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM

OK: How about filling in that time slot with the most salient parts of the testimony at the Gosnell trial?

michaelo on April 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Call it the gosnell 500 and have teh mechanics use cutting torches to dismantle the cars before the green flag.

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM

P.S.

Rupert, I don’t watch Fox News, anymore … and I haven’t for a long time. D – I – C – K Morris, Juan Williams, that bloated Ed Schultz, stuffed-toad-look-alike, and Alan Rubber Chicken Colmes, et al., were the reasons for that.

Your “automatic weapons” tweet doesn’t help.

I’m gonna go clean my AUTOMATIC weapon.

Such ignorance.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Mr. Murphy then adjusted his pantyhose, arranged the pleats in his skirt, and pursed his lips just so.

Fast cars and guns are for men, Murph, maybe you would feel more comfortable at a sewing bee or Tupperware party.

Bishop on April 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM

……and Mr Murdoch has no bodyguards armed with semi-auto pistols?

They are all elitist hypocrites !

Sandybourne on April 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM

By airing this race you will be strengthening the brand of a radical organization that is currently standing in the way of meaningful progress on this issue.”

So, is Murphy going to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood? What could be more ‘radical’ than coming out in favour of infanticide?

BTW, what is standing in the way of your further assault on the Second Amendment is the American people.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I hope it is possible to have a rational discussion about morality, because what Senator Murphy is attempting is profoundly immoral. We are having a serious debate over gun control in this country. (For the sake of this conversation, let’s ignore the issue of the Second Amendment. I know our beliefs, but we are intellectually capable of playing this way, I hope.) We have two sides of a debate, pro-gun control and anti-gun control. Both sides have considerable support. To demonize either side is refuse to participate in a democratic debate. It’s simply to claim that you are right. But this is an immoral way to treat people with whom you disagree. You should be trying to convince them with logic, not with demonization.

thuja on April 12, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I’m all for banning NASCAR races that have anything to do with the NRA, the ban being self-imposed by NASCAR and applying only against using tracks in Connecticut.

Liam on April 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM

If I were Murdoch I would just tell Murphy to go to hell. Do that and your ratings for that race will go through the roof.

dczombie on April 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM

He’s from CT, and they’re welcome to him.
Just think of all the CT GI’s that died in Italy freeing it from Fascists, only to have their descendants deal with the same small little minds in their own towns.

Another Drew on April 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Did this bed-wetting wuss also call for people to abstain from driving their cars…???

The murderer drove a car, after all.

Ragspierre on April 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Planned Parenthood ads are inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Gosnell massacre.”

Think how that would fly in the media.

jukin3 on April 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Maybe he will show up at the race and have a booth to give his spiel.The NASCAR fans would give him a warm welcome I’m sure.

docflash on April 12, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Yeah, with Murphy, Malloy and Blumenthal Connecticut’s gone full retard.

Thank God I found a job here in Texas.

Mitoch55 on April 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Just think of all the CT GI’s that died in Italy freeing it from Fascists, only to have their descendants deal with the same small little minds in their own towns.
Another Drew on April 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Dude, that was so THEN, and this is NOW!

I mean, here we are still in the immediate wake of the JFK assassination!

… Whaddaya mean that’s inconsistent?

- Libs/proggies

Marcola on April 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

“The race not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate,…

Where’s the call to ban the face of the other side of this heated debate, you fascist f*ck?

Midas on April 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Liberal runt with a cause. Pathetic.

ROCnPhilly on April 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

The guy is a weapons grade dope. Typical for this state.

Of course, CT wouldn’t dare elect a RASSLIN’ CEO, though, however RINOish she may be…

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on April 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

Affirmative action is alive and well, and she’s proof of it.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

“By airing this race you will be strengthening the brand of a radical organization that is currently standing in the way of meaningful progress on this issue.”

Facist pig. “Meaningful progress” according to whom? Oh, I forgot, only dems have moral standing after all.

NOMOBO on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?

Nothing irks me more than people who know nothing about guns calling for them to be banned.

“When will politicians find the courage to ban 1000 round clips??!!?!!??”

darwin on April 12, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Honestly, I’ve never been much of a NASCAR fan. (“Hey, check it out, they’re about to turn left again!”) But, since the gun-grabbing fascists are now going after NASCAR, I guess I have to become a NASCAR fan.

Sigh.

Oh, well, at least it will give me something to watch until football season comes around again.

Hayabusa on April 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM

He’s from CT, and they’re welcome to him.
Just think of all the CT GI’s that died in Italy freeing it from Fascists, only to have their descendants deal with elect the same small little minds in their own towns.

Another Drew on April 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

FIFY

chemman on April 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Don’t mind Murphy.

Actually, Allah, I do mind Murphy. He’s a whore trading on the bodies of dead children.

dpduq on April 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Yeah, with Murphy, Malloy and Blumenthal Connecticut’s gone full retard.

Yep. Pretty pathetic. This is now what passes as “leadership” in the state.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on April 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I think the NRA already sponsors Fox&Friends and Hannity –
so unlikely this is anything that will cause Murdoch much concern.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

That intellectually dishonest cow, Kearstin Powers, said this morning on Fox “the media are not biased by siding with Obama on guns, they side against guns just because they are urbanites”. She might be right on Gosnell, but she’s always a leftist dovebrain, for tyranny, one and all.

Goebbels orgasms on-going. He’s swimming in his grave already. He’ll rise to the surface, soon.

The propaganda in the USA media has surpassed him and what the USSR was capable of.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I think the NRA already sponsors Fox&Friends and Hannity –
so unlikely this is anything that will cause Murdoch much concern.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

The issue isn’t Murdoch. The issue is the fact that a Senator is trying to shutdown debate and only allow one-side to be presented.

Murphy’s a fascist pig.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Liberal runt with a c ause. Pathetic.

ROCnPhilly on April 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

had to.

VegasRick on April 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

NASCAR fan already, but I need to make sure to watch the race this weekend. This should be a Chik-fil-A moment. Turn this stupidity against this fascist prick by making this weekends race the most viewed race ever.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 2:42 PM

The issue isn’t Murdoch. The issue is the fact that a Senator is trying to shutdown debate and only allow one-side to be presented.

Murphy’s a fascist pig.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

ALL who support this are also, with NO exceptions.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Re-post because the filter pisses me off. Original post may show up eventually.

NASCAR fan already, but I need to make sure to watch the race this weekend. This should be a Chik-fil-A moment. Turn this stupidity against this fascist pr(the number I)ck by making this weekends race the most viewed race ever.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I think the NRA already sponsors Fox&Friends and Hannity –so unlikely this is anything that will cause Murdoch much concern.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I think Astroglide already sponsors Chris Hayes and Chris Mathews –so unlikely this is anything that will cause the usual viewership much concern.

gerbiluse on April 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

M240H on April 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I’m a huge NASCAR fan and dang proud of them. The guys behind the NRA sponsorship are Bruton Smith and Eddie Gossage. Smith owns several tracks and Eddie Gossage is the promoter and track manager at Texas Motor Speedway. Gossage is a huge Second Amendment supporter.

Big Orange on April 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

RWM, material for your blog.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I blame the Republicans. They should be out there on the talk shows berating their hosts for not supporting sensible media control whenever gun control comes up:

“How can you risk children’s lives by not supporting reasonable controls on the media’s grotesque sensationalism over tragedies like Newtown? Don’t you know it’s a primary incitement for future mass killings? Do the profits of violence porn outweigh the life of even one child? Shame! Shame!”

The hearings in the House would be an evil delight.

PersonFromPorlock on April 12, 2013 at 2:56 PM

A scumbag senator elected by a vermin infested state that has degenerated into a mindless sheeple existence. Much like all of the liberal hotbeds that suck the life right out of our country.

acyl72 on April 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Oh, you just had to use that imagery didn’t you. I’ll be in my bunk.

GWB on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

The issue isn’t Murdoch. The issue is the fact that a Senator is trying to shutdown debate and only allow one-side to be presented.

Murphy’s a fascist pig.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

I’m not a fan of boycotts, but it’s one tactic that seems to enjoy/suffer selective praise/condemnation.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

Affirmative action is alive and well, and she’s proof of it.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Every sport has a Kournikova

jdkchem on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

Affirmative action is alive and well, and she’s proof of it.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Every sport has a Kournikova

jdkchem on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

That’s no Kournikova; OSU may be correct with his sex act implication- that looks like a man, baby.

M240H on April 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

Affirmative action is alive and well, and she’s proof of it.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Every sport has a Kournikova

jdkchem on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Right or wrong she generates interest and brings in viewers. The Kournikova comparison is very apt though. It has annoyed me for years she gets such huge press for such a mediocre racing career. But I stopped being annoyed by it and just simply enjoy the races despite her because she has been very humble herself since she joined NASCAR. She’s just racing right now and I won’t fault her for everyone else’s obsession with her.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

it also features the live shooting of guns at the end of the race,”

What’s next fascist, 21 gun salutes? If it affects you that badly Walmart has Depends in bulk.

antipc on April 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I’m not a fan of boycotts, but it’s one tactic that seems to enjoy/suffer selective praise/condemnation.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

We aren’t talking about a boycott. We are talking about a United States Senator telling a businessman that he shouldn’t do something because the former doesn’t like it.

Senator Murphy and all of those that agree with him are more than welcome to protest the NRA and its sponsorship by boycotting the race…

BY NOT WATCHING IT ON TELEVISION.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Censorship is not a boycott.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

And … To paraphrase myself on the headlines… Here comedy’s attacks on the first amendment…
You can only have on TV ideas that espouse the party line comrade…

Skywise on April 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Censorship is not a boycott.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

You can’t enlighten dead brain cells.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I think we basically agree –
accept perhaps if you find it alarming or cause for concern that a Senator would offer his opinion/concern over something.
I can’t imagine you’d advocate curtailing Murphy’s speech here.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I can’t imagine you’d advocate curtailing Murphy’s speech here.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM

There’s a difference between speech and intimidation. Murphy can say whatever he wants. He shouldn’t be using his office and letterhead to attempt to intimidate others into not exercising THEIR rights.

Murphy can go on all of the cable shows that he wants. I couldn’t bloody care.

He doesn’t have the right to use his office to attempt to shutdown debate, which it now seems includes the NRA NASCAR race.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Murdoch is not a private citizen working for some anti-gun group trying to pressure FOX into boycotting the NRA sponsored race. Murdoch is an elected official attempting to pressure FOX into boycotting the NRA sponsored race. Government censorship is not a boycott! It is an overbearing statist attempting to undermine free speech rights.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Err, Murphy.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

.
Err, Murphy.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM

.
That’s better.

listens2glenn on April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

That’s better.

listens2glenn on April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

:P

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Not to be nitpickey, Cowboy, but – without too much detail – could you explain how they “fellate” HER.

She is – presumably – female.

Solaratov on April 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Quite a stretch here and then some to view this as intimidation.
Are you gonna call it such every time an elected rep makes similar comments about content…movies, video games, records, etc….or writes a letter?
And ‘shutting down debate’?
You’re way overstepping here.
You of all people should be wary of any attempt to stifle speech by recasting it as something nefarious or threatening.

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Sock #4

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I don’t watch NASCAR.

Looks like I’ll be watching this race.

catmman on April 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM

You know, I saw where some kids were run over by a car last week. I suggest they run the race without automobiles. It is for the children.

Voluble on April 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM

verbaluce on April 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

He wrote the letter on US Senate letterhead. As I said, I don’t care what he says on cable shows.

Sorry, but he’s a fascist pig, who doesn’t want both sides of the debate to be heard.

If you and he want to boycott the race, by all means, please refrain from attending or watching it on the telly.

Are you gonna call it such every time an elected rep makes similar comments about content…movies, video games, records, etc….or writes a letter?

Why would you think that I would support politicians on those issues? Could it be that you have assumed that I would support restrictions on content in movies, video games, records, etc?

Well, luv, you’re wrong. I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t even support them going on cable shows to talk about them. I’m giving Murphy more leeway than I normally would.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Sock #4

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Are you talking about Verbalucey?

hawkdriver on April 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Growing list

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Sock #4

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

They all make rocks appear smart.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM

It became clear as day last night that bluegill=sesquipedelien.

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM

It became clear as day last night that bluegill=sesquipedelien.

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Which thread was that?

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 5:12 PM

QOTD last night begin page 3.

With that, I bid you all adieu. TGIF! Sweet dreams, all.

bluegill on April 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

gardyloo!

it was only a matter of time before that moron swalker was banned. the lad and his violent fantasies were tolerated for long enough. fair riddance.

sesquipedalian on April 12, 2013 at 12:14 AM

The psychopath continued the narrative attacking swalker. This is why I never respond to this freakshow. The individual behind these personas is sick.

tom daschle concerned on April 12, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Quite a stretch here

verbaloon on April 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

You should know…

Oh, I thought you said “stench.” My bad!

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Shut the hell up Murphy. You are an anti-American piece of shit.

TX-96 on April 12, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Oh brother what else will the gun grabbers come up with next to stop guns being used in tv? They sure won’t deal with guns in movies will they?
L

letget on April 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Oh yes…soon all of hollyweird will adopt the use of their fingers and thumb to simulate a gun and make bang bang noises to get the point across.

What a kumquat this moron is. I have an idea…since it’s a know fact that all the worst shootings were committed by registered dem-brats…except for the columbine scum ( but their parents were ) we ban all dembaggers from owning guns or protecting themselves?

Twana on April 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM

INTIMIDATION.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

The rules

“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

“Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”

“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Progressive War on America. Battlefield: NASCAR

PappyD61 on April 12, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Murdoch’s tweak would have been more correct if he posted it in, oh, say, 1968, when they did ban automatic firearms. So he is only 45 years behind the times.

tballard on April 12, 2013 at 6:38 PM

I hope a firearms company and an ammo company would have purchased time for advertising during the NASCAR race. The left would explode!

sigsauer on April 12, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I became a nascar fan in 2001, in fact my first race I ever viewed on TV was the Daytona 500 when Earnhardt was killed. How is that for a start for a new fan?

Anyway, I believe the Texas Motor Speedway is also the race track where they have the winner of the race pose in Victory Lane with 2 6 shooters and a big cowboy hat. Maybe they should have him (or her if Danica manages to win a race), pose with a huge shotgun or AK 47 instead. Wouldn’t that just tweak their patooties, all of these liberal bedwetters who believe that the Bill of Rights only applies to them, not the unwashed masses.

And regarding Danica. I believe I have read where her race stuff that fans buy is outselling everyone else, perhaps except for Dale Jr. And she is rapidly catching up to Dale Jr. in the popular driver part. Dale Jr. has runaway with the most popular driver award every year almost forever. And the previous poster is correct, she is a very down to earth driver, not full of herself at all. I also like how she doesn’t take any crap on the track, either.

I am kind of glad that the first COMPETENT Sprint Cup female driver is very marketable and very easy on the eyes. I believe it will only help the sport and she is a great role model for young women.

karenhasfreedom on April 12, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Murphy told the media mogul in his letter Thursday. “You should play a constructive role in our national dialogue by refraining from broadcasting the NRA 500.

Miss Murphy, you ignorant POS. How can you debate when you silence participants?

Wade on April 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

I can’t even watch NASCAR, because of the media fellatio of Danica Patrick.

Affirmative action is alive and well, and she’s proof of it.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

How do you know all this if you don’t watch? “fellatio of Danica Patrick.” Bet you watch all the gay marriage media instead.

Wade on April 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM

How do you know all this if you don’t watch? “fellatio of Danica Patrick.” Bet you watch all the gay marriage media instead.

Wade on April 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Wow, you almost had me! Man, oh man, give me a minute! OK, here goes … because I used to watch it, got fed up with it and, therefore, quit watching it.

Whew, that was close!

Re: your “fellatio” comment.

I’m envisioning the affirmative action failure with a huge, neon-green, strap-on [with a GoDaddy.Com decal on it], headed straight for your big mouth.

Now, go F yourself, and get out there and have a great day!

OhEssYouCowboys on April 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Not to be nitpickey, Cowboy, but – without too much detail – could you explain how they “fellate” HER.

She is – presumably – female.

Solaratov on April 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I wasn’t using the term, literally – just figuratively.

It’s my way of denigrating and insulting the media, including the sports media.

Just one big B-job after another, performed on their heroes.

e.g., my comment to Wade, supra. Although I’m thinkin’ that, in Wade’s case, it’s a literal use.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM