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NASCAR Driver Walks Out On Jim Crandell's Interview

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Speedway, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Speedway

    Speedway Member

    Commentary from Crandell, out of Sacramento, is especially interesting.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why would you put that on the air? Big deal.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Montoya looked at his watch, said '5:01' and said he was done. Maybe he was only scheduled to do interviews until 5.

    Not knowing Montoya's side, maybe he had other obligations after his interviews, or maybe he was tired of giving multiple interviews. The drivers do have a lot of demands for their time.

    Or, maybe he was just being a jerk. Who knows?

    Either way, it shouldn't have been shown on the air.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Gotta side with the sports anchor on this one.

    He budgets time in his show for a JPM interview to provide viewers with NASCAR coverage, then the driver who's supposed to do the interview looks at his watch, says "5:01" and then leaves?

    Guy needed 2-3 minutes, tops.

    Either way, he's putting the NASCAR stuff in his show. Hey, he set aside some time for it, after all. Who can blame him?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I can blame him for whining about it. Are we supposed to write stories about every athlete who blows us off for an interview?
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The on-air kvetching is a little much, but the commentary itself is accurate. NASCAR has gotten far too big for its britches in terms of driver (un)availability.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's true. He was spot on. I will give him that.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Driver walked out. Big deal. Find something else.

    Don't be a whiner. Why? No one cares.
  9. If so I am going to have a much easier time fufilling my story quotas.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Joe Stud, when asked why he blew off the interview with Evil ... Orville, refused to comment.
  11. A few inches of background material, mention what he was wearing ... done and done.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Coming tomorrow: More people refuse to talk to Evil!
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