Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mistaken Identity (Hunting celebrity’s name misused for anti gun agenda)

(Urged Press Release)

Vancouver, Canada - Please be advised ... to all who have heard a recent United States political ad on the radio, the person speaking is NOT Jim Shockey. We have received many e-mails from fans who have misheard the person's name.
This radio ad is approved by the Obama campaign, and the speaker is Ray Schoenke, the president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA)*. He pronounces his name such that it sounds like "Shockey." Jim, obviously, has no affiliation with this group.

We would GREATLY appreciate it if all of you who read this would help to clear Jim's good name. As you can imagine, Jim has taken some unfair criticism as a result of this mistaken identity.

The fact that people don't take the time to investigate the facts before they lash out has caused substantial confusion. Many of Jim's TV sponsors, licensees and business partners have received e-mails and phone calls from angry consumers saying that they will never again buy their products. As you can see, this kind of error on the part of folks who rush to judgment can turn into more than just a rumor. It can begin to impact on a person's livelihood and reputation.

Here is a statement from Jim: "I am 100 percent for gun ownership by law-abiding citizens. As a Canadian I cannot vote in U.S. elections, of course, but I would never ever support any candidate who is anti-gun."
Thank you for your support and helping to spread the word. Please consider forwarding this important statement of fact to any and all persons on your e-mail list so that they can help us to clear Jim's good name.

(*) The American Hunter and Shooters Association (AHSA) is a anti-gun organization masquerading as a pro gun and pro hunting organization. The AHSA has in the past continually attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA) for their pro-gun and pro Second Amendment stance. Obama’s anti gun agenda is heard very loud and clear even up here in Canada and him being supported by the AHSA is very telling of that organizations real agenda. I am a Canadian and urge all my American friends to take this years election very seriously and act accordingly.

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SimplyOutdoors said...

My wife made this same mistake. It can be easily done, but at least she took the time to ask questions and get her facts straight.

Thanks for the info though.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I have not heard the infomercial but have been told by several people, all reliable sources, that Schoenke deliberately mispronounce his name to make it sound like Shockey. All he has to do is slur the “n” or leave it out and it will come out as “Shockey”. I find this a particularly nasty tactic, a new low in political campaigning.


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