NBC Cancels NRA-Backed Hunting Show After Host Likens Critics to Hitler

"NBC Sports Network gave a controversial NRA-sponsored safari hunting show the axe over the weekend, ending a week of controversy that was initially sparked when the network aired an episode in which the host gleefully shot and killed a bull elephant."

"In a statement, NBC Sports said it had reached its final decision after longtime NRA lobbyist Tony Makris, host of the 'Under Wild Skies' program and the man who killed the enormous pachyderm, accused his critics of being like Hitler.

In an appearance on an NRA show captured by Media Matters last week, Makris said that those who were offended by the killing of elephants, but not by ducks or rabbits, were practicing 'animal racism.'"

Nick Wing reports for the Huffington Post September 30, 2013.

Source: Huffington Post, 10/01/2013