When reached for comment on the story Eichberg stated, “I really hate watermelons.”
Brophy said that even though he’s friends with Eichberg he felt he had a duty to publish the picture. Brophy also said that Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper begged to be invited to the watermelon shoot.
“The Governor comes to my house on Friday night and practically begs to come to my melon shoot next year. A few months later he’s in contact with Bloomberg’s group and planning gun-control measures in Colorado.”