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NBC Sports Network cancels outdoor show after Hitler remarks

- September 28th, 2013

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NBC Sports Network, a broadcast partner of the NHL, made a bold move by cancelling “Under Wild Skies”, an outdoor hunting show which recently aired an elephant being shot in the face and killed.

You might think it’s for the elephant being shot. Guess again.

The show, which is sponsored by the National Rifle Association and features NRA lobbyist Tony Makris, has been criticized for airing the elephant being shot, which was filmed in Botswana.

Makris defended his actions on an NRA news show.

“And now they’re shocked. And they said ‘But they’re so big and special and they’re smarter’. And I went, you know, Hitler would have said the same thing.”

An NBC Sports spokesman confirmed to Deadspin that the show will no longer air on their network.

“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.”

Good move by NBC Sports Network, although receiving criticism for the elephant shooting should have been enough reason for its cancellation.

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3 comments

  1. Greg | September 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Makris is a f-king SCUMBAG who justifies the bile he spews and criminal acts with buffoonery and the dumbest statements heard by mankind. Just another nra nutbag that should be muted.

  2. dachell hammond | September 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    REALLY!? What a MAN! Let’s give the Elephants guns and let them shoot back. I predict the NRA will need to be dissolved in the next several years…..’MERICA! F* YAH!

  3. John | September 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Americans, guns …..no longer watching NBC or NHL, and supporting sending Alberta oil to China!

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