Clarion Ledger outdoor reporter Brian Broom wrote an article about a Mississippi man named Hunter Waltman shooting arare completely white (but not albino) turkey on the second day of turkey hunting season.  When he bought the hunting property, he had heard rumors that such a bird existed, and he had occasionally seen him on camera over the course of three years.  When the big moment came, he was stricken by nerves.

“It was at about 60 yards,” Waltman told the Clarion Ledger. “I was second-guessing myself. I was using my buddy’s gun and he said it was good at 50 to 60 yards, so I went ahead and shot.”

But when ESPN Sports Center anchor Keith Olbermann saw a tweet about Broom’s article, he went on a rampage against the reporter and the hunter.

“It be rare and beautiful so me should kill it,” the mocking tweet began.

“This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell. And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.” — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 26, 2019

So, this celebrity was using his fame to get a reporter fired for doing his job?  He used his fame to attempt to ruin the life of a young man?

All for killing an animal that almost every American eats, at least at Thanksgiving?

The shame culture is alive and well…. 

But it deserves an even faster death than that turkey.

Image Credit: Pexels

Hat Tip: Washington Examiner

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.