- Apr 21, 2016
I'm late to this "party" since I didn't learn of the FBI statement until late last night. I've waded through this entire thread and the one down in the Podium before commenting. I agree with the observation that the airplane stunt et cetera had a lot to do with it.this goes down alot differently if no Confederate flag plane flies over the track, etc.
Just for the record, I stand with Bubba. He did nothing to create this incident, and he doesn't deserve the vile BS being spewed at him. I made the mistake of looking at his Twitter account. It's enough to shake my faith in the human species.
I also stand with NASCAR management. Their initial statement could have been less strident. 20/20 hindsight is a beautiful thing. But NASCAR's biggest risk was to leave open a possibility of being accused of sweeping something under a rug.
Also, mainstream media has acted appropriately IMO. They have reported the news and given context. And the FBI conclusions have been as widely reported as the original story. A sizable slice of the American population has been trained to blame just about everything on the media. Hogwash. Where are ya gonna get your news... Twitter and Facebook? Ha ha.