The Story Behind the NASCAR Noose

The Story Behind the NASCAR Noose

( – As usual, the press got it all wrong. What now, you ask? On Sunday, they ran with a story about NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace finding a noose in his garage in Talladega. The lame-stream media was quick to call this a “hate crime,” after all, what else could it be when Wallace is black?

The problem with this bombshell reporting is the noose turned out to be a fake. There was no noose at all — and there certainly was no hate crime.

It was actually a pull rope for a garage door, which had been hanging since last year. The rope wasn’t a hateful threat. In fact, it had nothing to do with Wallace.

Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on the press to do any investigation. Clearly, they’re not up for the task. The FBI and the US Attorney’s office did do one, however. They put out a joint statement on Tuesday revealing after a full investigation, they found no federal crime had been committed.

At first glance, this story may seem similar to the Jussie Smollett hoax. But besides the fact that in both cases, the press jumped on a story about racism and then got it all wrong, these two cases couldn’t be further apart.

Smollett made the whole thing up, but Wallace did nothing wrong. Wallace went on TV to express his thoughts on what he thought was a hate crime directed at him. But he was only responding to what he was told by NASCAR. Wallace wasn’t the one who found the fake noose. He’s also not the one who reported it to the police.

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