Monday, March 3, 2008
So, What's Up With Jamie Little?
Current ESPN pit reporter and NASCAR Now contributor Jamie Little is generating a lot of email and a lot of comments about her interviews of drivers in the Nationwide Series telecast on Saturday.
Little is an aggressive reporter, and she certainly showed that with some of her live interviews on ESPN2. Little pushed Kyle Busch after his accident in the Nationwide Series on several topics, and evoked strong reactions from the fans. Busch kept his cool.
Comments included "she has to know when to stop" and "another (ESPN) question to try and get a reaction." Fans called her interview technique "baiting" and "over the line." Pushy was the word used most often.
Last season, fans watched Mike Massaro continue an interview with Dale Earnhardt Junior after he fell out of The Chase. Massaro looked as if he kept trying to end it, only to have the Producer talking in his ear push him to continue to try and force Junior into some sort of emotional reaction. It was one of the lowest points of ESPN's NASCAR coverage in 2007.
Now, after a high-speed accident on a track where he very much wanted to win, how do you feel Jamie Little treated Kyle Busch? How about the other drivers that she interviewed, including Tony Stewart? His reaction to her question was interesting. What do you think of her on-air style and knowledge of the sport?
If you would like to read the comments of The Daly Planet readers as the original incident unfolded, you can click here.
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