mediamatters.org is no friend to gun rights. Neither is Ted Nugent. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the Motor City Madman and NRA Board Member does more harm to the RKBA cause than good. His endless, infantile desire to earn populist approval by shocking media gatekeepers with “outspoken” conservative views leads him to make comments so offensive they’re bizarre. And vice versa. And now, on October 10, the Discovery Channel will give Uncle Ted his own prime-time freak show . . .
“In Discovery Channel’s all-new one-hour special TED NUGENT’S GUN COUNTRY, premiering October 10th at 10PM E/P, viewers will get an inside look at American gun culture through the eyes of staunch second amendment defender Ted Nugent.”
Did I say his own freak show? Not quite. Well not to everyone, anyway.
Make no mistake: many members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia will be nodding their heads and saying “fuck yeah” as Nugent does the FPS Russia thing and “tells it like it is.” Also no mistake: the result will not be well received by gun owners and non-gun owners who need to get off the damn fence and support the Second Amendment.
And make no mistake about me saying make no mistake: I agree with everything Ted Nugent says about gun rights. It’s just that he’s Ted Nugent. A man who killed his credibility a long time ago.
Which brings us back to Media Matters. First, they note that the Disco channel felt compelled to distance themselves from the views expressed by Nugent; past, present and (presumably) future:
On October 10, the Discovery Channel will air a special on gun culture in America starring Washington Times columnist and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent. In doing so, the channel will give mainstream treatment to a divisive right-wing figure who has made countless inflammatory remarks on the topics of race, religion, LGBT equality, politics, equal treatment of women, immigration, and vigilantism.
They got that right. Click at the link at the top of this post for MM’s recap of all the stupid shit Ted Nugent has said over the years on the topics mentioned above. Then tell me that the author of “Kiss My Glock” is a suitable spokesman for American gun rights. Or not.