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American Hunter

A CEO has to apologise for pissing off the hunting lobby.

You must have been in a deep, Rip Van Winkle-esque sleep if you haven’t heard the news—several photographs taken while Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were on African safari two years ago have started a media frenzy, highlighting the depth of divide between hunters and non-hunters.

After viewing the photos, Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World—an RV and camping supply company and former advertiser of Donald Trump’s popular television show “Celebrity Apprentice”—went on record to say he was “disgusted” by the photographs. Other reports claimed the company would be pulling its sponsorship from the show.

Enter responsible hunters everywhere, expressing their outrage that a company that claims to “celebrate and honor all traditions of the outdoors” suddenly appeared to be anti-hunting.

On March 21, after consulting with representatives of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) as well as Ted Nugent, Lemonis, a non-hunter, reached out via a web press conference with members of the outdoor media to rectify his statements.
“I am deeply, deeply apologetic for any offensive behavior anyone believes I took part in,” said Lemonis. “My reaction came from a lack of education, from a lack of understanding and in no way was directed toward anyone in the hunting community … I am 100 percent in favor of legal hunting and fishing.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.