Reader Writes In About "Heinous," Camel-Toe-Laden Fishing Program; We Fix ItS

Matthew writes in, and we solve the problem.

Hello Deadspin,

I'm writing in the hope that may help me resolve an issue with NBC / Buck McNeely. Your organization is in a good position to obtain a response from other media outlets and/or "sporting" shows such as the Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely.

The below e-mail was sent to NBC's WGAL (Harrisburg, PA) on March 15, 2011. Specifically, the e-mail was sent to Bob Good, Assistant General Manager/Director of Operations and Heather Bruce, Program Director. Unfortunately, to date WGAL has not provided a response. I can only imagine WGAL's legal department is having trouble crafting a worthy response.

If newsworthy, please consider contacting WGAL to discuss. Also, if you contact Buck McNeely, please ask that he limit/reduce the male camel toe going forward.

E-mail sent March 15, 2011:

——- Forwarded Message ——-
From: XXXXXXXXXX
To: XXXXXXXX@hearst.com, XXXXXXXX@hearst.com, Programming@wgal.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:13:26 PM
Subject: Programming Issue - The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely

To whom it may concern,

For eons (and for as long as I can remember), fishing has been an enjoyable activity for a wide magnitude of people. However, I am irreparably damaged and fishing is ruined for me after watching the Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely that aired Sunday, March 13th On NBC's WGAL (Harrisburg, PA channel 8). The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely program began at 11:35 PM, directly after the 11:00 PM news. I can only imagine NBC researched and supports all elements of the show as evidenced by NBC assigning one of the top twenty-three (23) time slots for this program.

During this program, Buck McNeely and his boys were shown hooking and releasing many fish caught in Lake El Salto. The releasing part shows some class; however, it appeared that Buck McNeely's real jollies came from flipping the fish back into the water. In one particularly heinous scene, Buck McNeely states "another half gainer" after one of his boys gives the fish a few extra flips upon release. This shows that there was some type of contest to determine who could flip a fish with the most style. Buck McNeely's fish release method can only be described as torture that the Justice Department would deem inappropriate for terrorists and/or those that appear to possibly be a terrorist or even someone who may know a terrorist. On a side note, if America does begin flipping terrorist from automobiles, boats, or planes, I hereby declare trademark rights to the phase "Sadam-O-lympics" to describe the activities and gamesmanship.

Back to my main point, I have been hurt both emotionally and physically by viewing the mistreatment of fish on the program aired by your station. Emotionally, I'm not sure if I can ever enjoy fishing again. To date, I have not determined a plan to cope with this loss. Physically, my health has taken a turn for the worse after not being able to sleep well since watching your program on Sunday night. I can only imagine that the sleepless nights will continue for the foreseeable future.

I am fearful that no amount of money can make me whole after viewing your program; however, I am willing to consider offers and give it an honest try. Tens of dollars ($10.00's) does not seem out of the question.

Going forward, I think it is best if we keep the settlement process friendly and amicable. No one wins with the mudslinging, low blows, and sexual innuendo that predictably results from getting lawyers involved. While finalizing the settlement for my obvious damages, please also consider making a donation to the Humane Society of York County.

Best regards,
XXXXXXXXXXXX

Hey, Matthew, we called WGAL, where we spoke to Paul Quinn, the station's general manager. He was disappointed that he hadn't received your email, and he asked you to send it to his attention.

But he had some news—a Deadspin exclusive—The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely will not be renewed by WGAL. "It's not up to our quality standards," Quinn says. The show will be off the air after August, and they're still looking for a replacement. Presumably you may inquire within.