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Old 12-07-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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How does this show make sense? Moonshiners on camera...would the law enforcement just bust them? Can you get more scripted "reality tv"?

although I will say i am checking it out just because I watch almost all things brewing/distilling/history there of on TV.

Thoughts anyone?

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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I'm watching it now also. No idea.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:27 AM   #3
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yeah that's what i don't get. these guys are now in camera doing things illegal. has to be "scripted" for "education" or something.

entertaining nonetheless for the little factual tidbits

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
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Let's see they really don't expect law enforcement will see this?????

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:30 AM   #5
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Was wondering this myself when I saw the preview. Does it seem scripted?

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:31 AM   #6
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That guy looks like he has been consuming too much of his product!

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:33 AM   #7
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all reality shows are scripted IMO. but this one is still amusing so far.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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Does local law enforcement have jurisdiction to arrest over federal crimes? Unfunded mandate? When the treasury dept sends over it's revenuers ... that's when it hits the fan ... or when there appears to be illegal aliens, whichever comes first. ;-)

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I thought about this as well. My thinking is that the moonshiners they are following on tv have already gotten in trouble with the law and have agreed with discovery/law enforcement to be able to make the shine and film it. The money made probably goes back to the county and stuff haha

Pretty Interesting though. I also have a problem with camera crews on things like this. Like that Mantracker show... you know the camera people are tipping off the mantracker more often then the people themselves...

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From what I was reading, it took them a LONG time to find 'shiners who were willing to be on the show, for the legal reasons. Sounded like the reasons they had for appearing on the show were genuine, but methinks they may have drunk a little too much of the moonshine's heads over the years.

As I recall, the people who appeared on "Sister Wives" (the show with the polygamists) did run into some legal trouble, like... immediately after the first episode aired.

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