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Posted on 12/20/2010 8:07:19 AM PST by brucek43
Recently the History Channel proved that it is as snarky as those of who watch it thought.
To wit: the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) wanted to run some ads on the History Channel. These ads pointed out the legal basis for secession and, quite accurately, that the North invaded the newly configured Confederacy (Manassas/Bull Run is, after all, in Virginia). Another pointed out that Northern interests essentially ran the Federal government, frequently to the advantage Northern supporters at the expense of the South. The most accurate ad of all simply stated that ANY STATE had the right to remove itself from the Union. It is fair to opine that, if our Founders had put an ominous clause in the Constitution forbidding an exit, our nation would have started out with many fewer states
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Simply stop watching the History Channel....noit hard to do since they moved to airing BS documentaries, etc. =.=
Just looked at this groups website...I would have have banned them too.
Just don’t watch the network. Ratings go down, advertisers don’t advertise. It’s simple.
There sits a rock on the lawn of the state capitol in Austin that says it all...
I stopped watching the ‘History’ Channel when they stopped showing ‘History’ programming....
Same here. I'll check in once in a while to see what's on, but seldom find anything worthwhile. Then again, that's true of most TV these days.
There is very little “history” programming on History Channel. It seems to be taken over by reality shows like Pawn Stars, Pickers, Car shows, Ice Road Truckers, and an endless slew of UFO shows. Some aren’t bad, some are, but none really focus on “history”.
Yep, it used to be fairly good. But now it is about 90% pure crap.
Not withstanding, some of the shows that do air on the History Channel can be revisionist.
How about setting some priorities.
Of all the problems facing the country today, is the question of whether or not states have the right to succeed from the Union at the top of the priority list?
Sorry, I enjoy the History Channel... You don’t like a particular show you change the channel.
Last week the History channel ran a really good 2 part series on the rise and fall of the 3rd reich through German eyes. If it were up to me it would be shown in classrooms across America but it won’t happen because the teacher’s unions wouldn’t want the students putting the pieces together.
The history channel runs a lot of crap but occasionaly stumble across something really good.
The cherry pick certain things and ignore others.
” some of the shows that do air on the History Channel can be revisionist. “
They started to lose me when, it seemed, *every* program, regardless of subject matter, had to incorporate a GW sermonette....
With over 5,000 years of history, one must wonder what possessed the folks at the History Channel to air these two pieces of ofal??
Do they also not mention the attack on Ft. Sumter?
The strange part, many of the Northerners fighting in the Civil War owned slaves too. For example, in the years prior to the war, Grant didn't have a problem with slavery and Lee was growing to oppose it.
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This is who “owns” The History Channel.
You're kidding, right?
A few more votes for the DREAM act and we would be discussing nothing else right now.
First, saying one ad is “the most accurate” pretty much admits that the other ads have innacuracies. You can be the “most” if others are not “less”.
Further, the “most accurate” ad wasn’t accurate. In fact, the constitution clearly says that the right of a state’s membership in the union is held by Congress. “New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union;”. The only time the state legislatures are allowed to be involved in this process is if the state is being taken from another state, or if two existing states are merging.
If congress has the right to vote on admitting states, then it seems clear that, if there were a right for a state to leave, that right would be held by congress as well.
But in fact, nothing at all is mentioned about states leaving. You can either assume that they never expected a state to want to leave, or they purposely didn’t allow states to leave, or that they felt states could leave whenever they wanted.
But that last interpretation would make the entire fight over the original 13 states joining up to be a farce. Why would you enter protracted arguments and world-changing compromises to convince some state to enter the union, if you expected they could simply vote themselves back out next year? Why not instead simply ask South Carolina to vote for the union in return for paying them some money and letting them quit immediately?
All “reality” shows are scripted. I found on IMDB Operation Repo had actors listed. None of it is real.
I do enjoy the pickers and Pawn shows. I know they’re scripted but there are some interesting artifacts that come up from time to time.
As for the documentaries, usually one sided. Including the one on gangs in Memphis I watched the other day. The problem was caused by white flight according to the History Channel.
Finally, I guess since it’s a free enterprise company they can turn down any ads they want.
The History Channel is a propaganda tool for the left anti God anti America.
Agreed. As an architect/engineer, I enjoy some of the “Modern Marvels” programs, where some background history is provided.
R. Lee Ermy’s “Lock ‘n’ Load” was a lot of fun on the History International channel as was the “Dogfights” and “Sniper” programs. The latter reinforced my belief in the M-14 and my Springfield M1A (civilian version of the M-14). There’s nothing like 7.62mm NATO.
Exactly. The History channel rarely presents true history and when they do, it almost always has a left wing and anti Christian bent. And, it is filled with strange programing. The preoccupation with UFOs is patently bizarre.
WTF does Ice road Truckers and Axe Men have to do with history?
You believe one has no right to his own beliefs? Right of Freedom of Speech?
Right of FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION?
Political-correctness is code for Socialist/Marxist/Progressive indoctrination to be tolerant of abhorent behavior.
No thanks, I enjoy a lot of what they have on.
You mean to say ancient aliens aren't "history?"
It would behoove you to research the definition of “History.”
I still thumb through and find a decent program pretaining to History from time to time to DVR, some older stuff they rebroadcast. The days of watching the History Channel during primetime are long gone, however.
The only thing I can come up with is: if you screw up in either field, that's what you'll be. Rather quickly, as well.
History is a sequence of political campaign slogans punctuated by wars.
Oh, you mean the “Hitler” channel?
I watched “The Rise and fall of The Third Reich” also.
One of the finest programs I have seen in a long while. I have been thinking a great deal about WWII since seeing the program.
After Stalingrad, I can better understand the fear of German civilians contemplating a Russian invasion of Berlin.
Whats a GW Sermonette?
Having said that, sadly, I believe their marking department when they say that the reason they changed their programming is because this crap sells and that straight history doesn't, especially if its before WW II.
As for this group—they need to get on with their lives. Arguing that Secession was legitimate is like arguing that its not Constitutional to put fluoride in water.
” Whats a GW Sermonette? “
My tongue-in-cheek way of referring to gratuitous references to “Man-Made-Global-Warming”, and, by extension, how evil we humans are.......
Whether or not you believe in what the commercial says is not the issue.
If you believe a network is responsible for their content then they can do as they wish.
Yeah, they have had some good stuff on WWII as well as the American Revolution, the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire, the War of 1812, and even the Civil War (I saw a special on Sherman’s march that was excellent). Most of it is crap, but there are diamonds in the rough. Worth scrolling through the guide anyway, I usually find 1 or 2 to DVR every week. I find History International to be better for the time period that currently facinates me, medieval Europe.
There are plenty of people across the whole political spectrum who remain desperately and intentionally ignorant. The rest of us can actually make our own choices without being brainwashed by leftwing ideology.
Last week after mentioning the show about the 3rd reich a FReeper launched into a rant about it being a pro leftwing nazi apology propaganda show. It turns out that the guy didn’t even watch the show which rendered his opinion of it, completely useless.
Yep, tell me what "Pawn Stars" and "Dump Pickers" (or whatever that show is called) has to do, exactly, with history. That and ufo-ology and general SWAGs at things which might, or might not, be vaguely historical.
They lost me a while ago.
Crap, I don’t recall the name of the show, but was that the same one that was giving the German perspective on the “appeal” Hitler had?
I caught part of one this week that had interviews of Germans giving their version of events at the time indicating why Germans followed the Nazis as willfully as they did.
Well, MTV hasn't shown Music Videos for what? 10? 15 years?
Ditto VH1. (Which, I'm assuming stands for "Video Hits-1")
I'm switching to a local TV carrier, dropping the price by about 50%, and dropping a ton of channels. Should be able to do this in the next month or two (just got a flyer on it in the mail). I can't wait.
If I could get ESPN through the basic cable package, I'd have switched over long ago. The new carrier is going to eat Time Warner Cable's lunch. They're not quite ala carte, but they've got a lot more options for programming.