Wednesday, April 05, 2006

NBC Sting On NASCAR Update.

I just got a response from the e-mail I sent to NBC asking them about this story.

Here is my e-mail without the two postings which you can read in my earlier post on this blog.

To whom it may concern,

I found these two postings below in a muslim group message board and was just wondering if there was any truth to this? Is NBC Dateline working on a story about anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA? Is NBC targeting NASCAR races for any particular reason? and will the show air this summer?

Any feedback you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
Tony Spain.

Here is the NBC response:

"Dateline" is looking into this story. We were intrigued by the results of a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll and other articles regarding increasing anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States. It's very early on in our newsgathering process, but be assured we will be visiting a number of locations across the country and are confident that our reporting team is pursuing this story in a fair manner. We did not write or authorize Tarek El-Messidi's email.

Interestingly enough this seems to be the standard response that everyone is getting from Dateline NBC. Michelle Malkin recieved an e-mail from the Lars Larson talk show that had invited someone from NBC on to talk about this whole thing and


NASCAR fan said...

I smell a Rat... something tells me this is story is accurate.

carl in Virginia said...

i was at the martinsville race and i saw a couple of muslims roaming around the campgrounds before the race.

there was one male two female. they was wearing traditional arab clothing and they walked by where we were grilling and drinking beer several of times.

I didn't see any NASCAR fans do as much as a double take at them.

However I did see some Dale Jr. fans giving a Jeff Gordon fan some hard times.

keep us informed about this, i want to see where this story is going.