Just the facts, ma’am. We report, you decide. Most folks say that’s what they want from the media: just report the facts and leave the biased/subjective opinion/narrative out of it. If only it were that easy! I can’t comment for the rest of the media world, but I can tell you that over at Racer X Online, we spend every day of the week trying to figure out how to deliver the news in the most unbiased way possible. It’s why we generally only post Q&As with the riders directly transcribed from press sessions, so you get the info and our opinion doesn’t cloud the story. Yes, we have forums to explain what we think—the Racer X Podcast’s weekly race review with myself, Jason Thomas, and Steve Matthes as the primary source—but most of what we post on the site is straight info. Then we’ve added video aspects, such as Kellen Brauer’s excellent Race Examination and Fly Racing Rapid News videos. Kellen shows clips and explains what happens. He doesn’t say what he thinks about it. That’s for you to decide.
We can list all the McAdoo incidents from Atlanta 3 (which we did), but at some point, people want more. Some fans believe McAdoo was clearly a hazard or clearly riding with a concussion or both. If the media doesn’t say that, is the media biased in favor of McAdoo?
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