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September 23rd, 2013
12:43 PM ET

S.E. Cupp on ballet and hunting

With the return of "Crossfire" to CNN, we are taking a closer look into the hosts' lives with a series of Web videos.

In this video, host S.E. Cupp discusses her past as a childhood ballet dancer and her passion for hunting.

Cupp, a ballet dancer since age six, performed with prestigious dance companies until her late teens. “Our Christmases were oriented around when my ‘Nutcracker’ performances were,” Cupp explains. "It was a full time job."

Now, Cupp says she spends much of her free time hunting and fishing. "I guess you wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but that’s what I love doing," Cupp explains. She says these activities have allowed her to combine her love of the outdoors with charity work. During one hunting expedition with female military veterans in Alaska, Cupp described her most memorable catch: “I got to bag a 200-pound black bear. It was awesome.”

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  1. giggig

    her's could be my conclusion : NK,China and Putin opened a geographically different front, Gaining acces to all middle East kingdom/sheikdoms/sultanates means a significant shift in worlds military Powers. Taiwan and SK are in jeopardy.Putin has
    send enough military hardware to staging areas in the ME,Syria is only one of them.All prepositioned to get manned at the right time by NK chinese and Russians.Obama 4 weeks ago pledged publicly "NO US boots on the ground" and so,no qualified operators will be available to man the US military Hardware prepositioned in Kuwait and Saudi/Jordan. USAF Gen.Hayden must prepare a fierce Air fight period about Air domination of the ME Airspace.Whats coming is this,unless Obama wants to surrender unconditionally,let the kings/Sheiks/Sultans down :
    A continuation of open warfare in the Korean war,the cold war and the Vietnam war !

    September 24, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  2. Jason

    Debbie,

    So is it morally superior to eat cheese burgers from cows instead? The meat from kills are donated to charity to feed the poor. Many hunters don't want the meat themselves so they donate it. I guess you prefer hormone pumped beef from cows who sit knee deep in their own filth?

    A hunter's bullet will be more humane and faster that what nature will do to that bear.

    September 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  3. Debbie

    Gee Miz Cupp....how selfish and uncaring. Did you ever think that the black bear might have
    had cubs who were still attached to their mother?
    And why kill an innocent animal? Take photographs instead. Shame shame on you...may your
    next life be one of the Hunted.

    September 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • CB

      I agree with you. Unless Sarah Elizabeth is making bear burger and bear stew, she is just killing for the sake of killling.

      September 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Reply
      • Oakspar77777

        Many people eat bear.

        I get that some hunters donate the meat – but I have more respect for those who eat their kills (and less respect for people who pay others to kill all their meat for them and then claim that hunting is immoral).

        That said, the "cubs" argument is ridiculous – that is why there are hunting seasons (so that you are not killing bambi's mother until bambi is old enough to fend for itself).

        That you would claim that killing a person is a moral consequence for killing an animal shows that you have completely left reality behind you.

        September 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm |

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