It’s hard to imagine how, but the editors at Field & Stream have hit a new low.
In it’s “Heros & Villains” section (May 2008 issue, page 30), Thomas McIntyre named Paris Hilton a hero — and then had the gall to label Arnold Schwarzenegger a villain for the collapse of the salmon fishery in Califorina. This jackass actually implicated Schwarzenegger in the Klamath River Fish Kill — which Dick Cheney was directly responsible for. Call Schwarzenegger on whatever else you can come up with, but don’t bullshit American sportsmen with this.
Thomas McIntyre is an irresponsible, uninformed, hack. I’ve always thought that a publication with the influence and history of Field & Stream came with some sort of responsibility to at least try to be accurate… I guess not. It just really pisses me off — way out of proportion with the actual offense — because I liked this publication so much.
Luckily, my subscription ran out this issue, so I don’t have to demand to have it cancelled or whatever the usual self-righteous prick response is in this situation.
Sadly, I’ll miss back page columnist Bill Heavey (not in the way that the fan from this month’s column might, but still). He had a great column this issue, with booth babes, desperation, phony smiles on the Las Vegas Convention Center floor. A lot of us have been there and it’ll be sad not to read his stuff.
I guess I’ll just catch up with back issues when I’m getting new tires, or at the barber, or wherever else this magazine ends up when it’s done spiraling down the toilet.