COMMENTARY: UNDERSTANDING JOURNALISTIC FREEDOM
I gave a Big Time NHRA team owner a home-made chocolate chip cookie a few years ago.
He was up in the media room watching final eliminations. It had been a bad day. “You look like you could use this,” I said, politely, extending my cookie tin toward him.
I hope he remembers. Because, now, I’m going to give him -- and a lot of others in the drag racing industry -- something else: Strong, blunt and very sincere advice.
It’s time people in the NHRA pit area man-up and accept legitimate criticism as not an evil, but something that can be appropriate, valid and, yes, necessary.