Looking to uncover anti-Muslim sentiment, “Dateline NBC” apparently sent Muslim-looking men to a NASCAR race, avec camera crew, to film fans’ reactions, per the AP. The only angry reaction was from NASCAR itself.
“It is outrageous that a news organization of NBC’s stature would stoop to the level of going out to create news instead of reporting news,” NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said, adding, “Any legitimate journalist in America should be embarrassed by this stunt. The obvious intent by NBC was to evoke reaction, and we are confident our fans won’t take the bait,” he said.
Well, maybe – provided that “Dateline”‘s faux-Muslims don’t flash any cartoons of Dale Earnhardt Sr. with a bomb in his cap.
That would be a really bad idea.