NRA Hunting Show Canceled By NBC Sports Network

The NBC Sports Network is canceling Under Wild Skiesa hunting show hosted by NRA lobbyist Tony Makris.

The reason? An episode in which an elephant is hunted and shot sparked controversy, but NBC is mostly upset about comments Makris made comparing critics of the elephant shooting to Hitler.

Markis comments are above. Here’s the statement from NBC:

Under Wild Skies will no longer air on NBC Sports Sports Network due to the program’s close association with its host, whose recent comments comparing his critics to Hitler are outrageous and unacceptable. NBCSN will continue to air all of our other quality outdoor programming.

Meanwhile, comments from members of the Obama administration comparing House Republicans to suicide bombers get a collective yawn from the media.

Because these sort of standards for civility are only applied to the right.

Rob Port

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