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Bubba Wallace and NASCAR both owe America an apology for the fake ‘noose’ story

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President Donald Trump drew media flak yet again on Monday, for asking if driver Bubba Wallace has apologized to fellow drivers and NASCAR officials for the “hoax” – referring to last month’s scandal when a “noose” was discovered in the garage assigned to the African-American racer in Talladega, Alabama.

The FBI sent 15 agents to investigate the incident, but it didn’t take them long to confirm the findings of internet sleuths: the “noose” was in fact a handle on the garage door pull rope. In other words, it was a fake noose.

To the surprise of precisely no one, the mainstream media reacted to Trump’s tweet by white-knighting for Wallace. There was no hoax, they declared, and certainly not one pushed or perpetrated by the driver! Except that’s mind-reading and straw-manning, not a fact check.

Woah, wait a second. This is a straw man. Trump tweeted that the "noose" was a hoax. That's true. He NEVER said it was 'perpetrated by the driver.' YOU read that into his tweet. This isn't........

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