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Hilarious and very smart,
This review is from: 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate (Hardcover)
This is one great romp! The NASCAR chapter is my favorite. And Mike wasn't saying that the NY Times didn't cover Earnhardt's death at all - but that there was just one small story! Now if Billie Jean King had died, or Nancy Pelosi, or Cher - it would have been wall to wall coverage. Mike's story reflects the reality that the NY Times did not know what a HUGE following ol' #3 had until days later, when deep and long profiles started creeping out!!
And that's because they not only don't like NASCAR, but have a low opinion of people who like it.
That V-8 engines, high speeds, accidents and - an occasional death - are a part of the mix makes this a really awful sport for most modern liberals. Ditto for football, which also has a great chapter. And the US military!
And skinned knees!
Don't listen to these liberals wine on and on - if you want to laugh hard, the e pluribus unum chapter is worth the purchase of the book alone.