NBC Sports Network Cancels NRA-Sponsored Elephant Hunting ShowJohn Koblin9/28/13 8:44amFiled to: nbc sportsnbcsnunder wild skiestony makirsnrawhat the hellhuntingelephantsmedianewsmedia meltdowns532EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink NBC Sports Network is dumping the show that featured a guy shooting an elephant in the face. The show—hosted by NRA lobbyist Tony Makris—isn't being canceled for that episode with the elephant shooting, exactly (though that didn't help). Instead it's because Makris compared his critics to Hitler earlier this week. He said of his supposed critics: "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." That didn't go over well. Here's what an NBC Sports spokesman just told me: Advertisement Advertisement 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.