drops NASCAR writer for clapping at Daytona 500
“Fact: I clapped, and then shook [Daytona 500 winner] Trevor Bayne’s hand on the way out along with many assembled media in attendance,” writes Tom Bowles. “Analysis: I still wrote a well-reasoned, well-thought out post-race column.” Still, decided to let him go. || Read Bowles’ tweets about the brouhaha. || George Diaz: “Bowles, and anybody else who cheered, was out of line.”

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  • Stephanie Davis Gattman

    Aren’t journalists allowed to be polite? It doesn’t take away from what we do and we earn respect. I think SI went too far,