Off-roader: CalCoast News is “Enviro-Nazi Press”
January 12, 2010
A leading advocate for off-roading in the Oceano Dunes has called CalCoastNews “our local Enviro-Nazi Press” in a letter published on a national off-roading blog. [Off Road]
Kevin P. Rice of San Luis Obispo wrote the letter in response to an earlier story on this site, which called attention to an article in Off-Road, extolling the joys of an annual gathering in the dunes. The reporter gushed about off-roaders showing up each September for “Heavy Metal Weekend,” where “raw carnage inevitably occurs.”
“Folks, I am fighting for our rights to keep our riding and 4×4 areas open,” Rice wrote in his letter. “Your article…got picked up in our local Enviro-Nazi Press and hurt us because of your choice of words…”carnage,” “thrash metal,” etc.
“We are under DAILY assault in the press,” continues Rice. “Please be more careful how you present off-roaders to the public…OCEANO DUNES CLOSURE IS REAL. There is an air pollution study coming out that is a real threat. Oceano Dunes could be closed before ‘Heavy Metal Weekend 2010.'”