Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What Media Bias?

Hunters always portrayed as the villains Oh yeah, that media bias.
Would you like to wow your friends with your ability to predict who, in a TV crime or legal drama, will eventually be found to be the killer or all-around bad guy or gal? Well, just zero in on anyone who is 1.) a hunter; 2.) has mounted deer or taxidermy animals — ducks, fish, etc. — hanging on the walls; or 3.) wearing fur. Just like that you will have nailed down the identity of the TV villain probably 99 times out of 100.
Not surprising really.

Why should the idiots in Hollywood be bothered by the facts?
Hunters and anglers foot the bill for 95 percent of the wildlife conservation work being done today. Fees collected from the sale of hunting licenses and tags, together with an excise tax of 11 percent on bows and arrows, parts and accessories, 10 percent on pistols and revolvers and 11 percent on other firearms, shells and cartridges account for the majority of the funding. Hunters not only pay willingly, throughout history they have constantly lobbied Congress for the chance to pay more than their fair share to insure that wildlife — even non-game species — continue to thrive.
There's more worth your time. Go take a look. [via NRA-ILA]

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