NBC Sports Host Fired After Comparing Critics Of Hunting To Hitler

After Media Matters highlighted comments from NRA News in which TV host Tony Makris compared critics of elephant hunting to Hitler, a petition to NBC Sports gathered over 136,000 signatures and the network cancelled his program.

NBC Sports Network host Tony Makris controversially killed an elephant on his NRA-sponsored hunting show, then defended his actions during an NRA News segment by claiming that opponents of elephant hunting have a philosophy similar to Hitler's. 

Media Matters featured the comments hereFollowing a media blitz and a petition to NBC Sports, the network released a statement announcing the cancellation of Under Wild Skies due to Makris' comments.

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