How Do Moonshiners Get Away with Their Operations?

TVOvermind | 2/26/2019 | Nat Berman
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There are a lot of people out there who have wondered about how Moonshiners has managed to remain on the TV screen. After all, while the production of moonshine has been legalized so long as interested parties have secured permission from the relevant authorities, the show claims to be about illegal moonshiners. Due to this, while there are plenty of people who just enjoy Moonshiners without thinking too much about the fine details, there are also others who can’t help but mull over said questions.

Is Moonshiners Real or Fake?

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are differing claims for how Moonshiners has managed to remain on the TV screen. First, the cast of Moonshiners claims that they have been getting away with making illegal moonshine on the TV screen because they need to be caught in the act of making illegal moonshine for the charges to stick. Based on their logic, this means that the footage shown on Moonshiners doesn’t count because it shows something that has already happened rather than something that is in the process of happening.

Meanwhile, the Virginian authorities have stated that Moonshiners doesn’t actually contain any footage of illegal moonshine production. Instead, the show has nothing but dramatizations of such processes, meaning that it can’t step in because it needs a reason to step in. Furthermore, the Virginian authorities have stated that they have sent a request to the producers of Moonshiners to add a disclaimer for more accuracy, which was perhaps unsurprisingly, ignored.

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Due to this, it is a matter of choosing whether to believe the side that has strong financial incentives to make it seem as though they are making illegal moonshine without actually making illegal moonshine or the side that has been provoked to some extent but still hasn’t stepped in. On top of this, there are plenty...
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