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Boycott the History Channel's Advertisers
Coach Is Right ^ | 12/20/10 | Bruce Karlson

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…including Virginia,... … Continue Reading:Boycott the History Channel’s Advertisers!!

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KEYWORDS: antiamerican; boycott; confederacy; hisrorychannel; historychannel; itsaboutslaverydummy; kukluxklan; partyofsecession; partyofslavery; proslaveryfreepers; secession; treason; whitehoodscaucus; whitesupremacists
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History Channel, boycott
1 posted on 12/20/2010 8:07:21 AM PST by brucek43
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To: brucek43

Simply stop watching the History Channel....noit hard to do since they moved to airing BS documentaries, etc. =.=


2 posted on 12/20/2010 8:09:37 AM PST by cranked
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To: brucek43
Agreed. Once you get past the slavery issue, the South had it right. States ARE more important than the Fedgove. The slavery thing was really bad and it should have been banned at the signing of our constitution in 1789. We need to separate the states rights issue from the slavery issue. Slavery was immoral and a true scar on the American Experiment. But... the slaves are long since freed but the oppression of the Fedgov lives on. We need to hear the South, unfettered by the slavery issue.
3 posted on 12/20/2010 8:11:13 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: brucek43

Just looked at this groups website...I would have have banned them too.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 8:12:32 AM PST by Raymann
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To: brucek43

Just don’t watch the network. Ratings go down, advertisers don’t advertise. It’s simple.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 8:12:56 AM PST by svcw
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To: brucek43

There sits a rock on the lawn of the state capitol in Austin that says it all...


6 posted on 12/20/2010 8:13:07 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: brucek43

I stopped watching the ‘History’ Channel when they stopped showing ‘History’ programming....


7 posted on 12/20/2010 8:13:17 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: brucek43

lol.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 8:14:33 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: Uncle Ike
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.

9 posted on 12/20/2010 8:16:28 AM PST by bcsco
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To: brucek43

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”.


10 posted on 12/20/2010 8:16:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Huck

Yep, it used to be fairly good. But now it is about 90% pure crap.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 8:17:04 AM PST by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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To: brucek43
Whatever, I would not want to run that propaganda on my channel either.

Not withstanding, some of the shows that do air on the History Channel can be revisionist.

12 posted on 12/20/2010 8:19:17 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: brucek43

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?


13 posted on 12/20/2010 8:19:50 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: brucek43

Sorry, I enjoy the History Channel... You don’t like a particular show you change the channel.


14 posted on 12/20/2010 8:20:04 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Raymann

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.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 8:20:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

The cherry pick certain things and ignore others.


16 posted on 12/20/2010 8:23:22 AM PST by montyspython
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To: KC_Conspirator

” 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....


17 posted on 12/20/2010 8:23:31 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: brucek43
I'll consider watching the Hisory Channel again once they remove "Ax Men" and "Pawn Somethingorother". These two are not only bad....they are boring, trite, and stupid to boot!

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??

18 posted on 12/20/2010 8:23:45 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: brucek43
the North invaded the newly configured Confederacy

Do they also not mention the attack on Ft. Sumter?

19 posted on 12/20/2010 8:25:08 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: April Lexington
Slavery was immoral and a true scar on the American Experiment.

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.

20 posted on 12/20/2010 8:25:48 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: brucek43

AETN Digital

HISTORY Education | HISTORY en Español | HISTORY INTERNATIONAL
HISTORY Shop | Crime and Investigation | MILITARY HISTORY
DressUpChallenge | MothersClick | LifetimeMoms | Roiworld
This is who “owns” The History Channel.


21 posted on 12/20/2010 8:26:41 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Uncle Ike
I stopped watching the ‘History’ Channel when they stopped showing ‘History’ programming....
Agree and same goes for the Travel Channel. Their programing is now all about eating food. WTH?
22 posted on 12/20/2010 8:26:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Brookhaven
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?

You're kidding, right?

A few more votes for the DREAM act and we would be discussing nothing else right now.

23 posted on 12/20/2010 8:28:19 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: brucek43

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?


24 posted on 12/20/2010 8:28:54 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Logic n' Reason

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.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 8:31:21 AM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: cranked

The History Channel is a propaganda tool for the left anti God anti America.


26 posted on 12/20/2010 8:33:14 AM PST by boomop1
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To: cripplecreek

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.


27 posted on 12/20/2010 8:33:56 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: circlecity

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.


28 posted on 12/20/2010 8:34:20 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: brucek43

WTF does Ice road Truckers and Axe Men have to do with history?


29 posted on 12/20/2010 8:34:34 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Raymann
"Just looked at this groups website...I would have have banned them too"

Why?

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.

30 posted on 12/20/2010 8:37:47 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: brucek43

No thanks, I enjoy a lot of what they have on.


31 posted on 12/20/2010 8:37:59 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: brucek43

NO.


32 posted on 12/20/2010 8:38:26 AM PST by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: Uncle Ike
I stopped watching the ‘History’ Channel when they stopped showing ‘History’ programming....

You mean to say ancient aliens aren't "history?"

33 posted on 12/20/2010 8:38:46 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Daveinyork

It would behoove you to research the definition of “History.”


34 posted on 12/20/2010 8:38:53 AM PST by verity
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To: Daveinyork

bump


35 posted on 12/20/2010 8:39:58 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: brucek43

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.


36 posted on 12/20/2010 8:43:20 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Daveinyork
WTF does Ice road Truckers and Axe Men have to do with history?

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.

37 posted on 12/20/2010 8:44:00 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: brucek43

History is a sequence of political campaign slogans punctuated by wars.


38 posted on 12/20/2010 8:46:54 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: brucek43

Oh, you mean the “Hitler” channel?


39 posted on 12/20/2010 8:47:22 AM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

Well put..

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.


40 posted on 12/20/2010 8:54:07 AM PST by AFret.
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To: Uncle Ike

Whats a GW Sermonette?


41 posted on 12/20/2010 8:54:18 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: brucek43
The History Channel is a joke. As others pointed out, it is filled with real life docu-dramas that I have no interest in watching. Its one expensive, headline “history” series was “America: The Story of Us” which was an absolute disaster—shallow and wrong-headed analysis.

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.

42 posted on 12/20/2010 8:55:25 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: KC_Conspirator

” 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.......


43 posted on 12/20/2010 8:57:51 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: brucek43

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.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 8:58:04 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: AFret.

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.


45 posted on 12/20/2010 9:02:00 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: stuartcr

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.


46 posted on 12/20/2010 9:03:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cranked
Simply stop watching the History Channel....noit hard to do since they moved to airing BS documentaries, etc.

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.

47 posted on 12/20/2010 9:04:15 AM PST by wbill
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To: brucek43

No Thanks.


48 posted on 12/20/2010 9:04:23 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


49 posted on 12/20/2010 9:04:45 AM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: oh8eleven
Agree and same goes for the Travel Channel. Their programing is now all about eating food. WTH?

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.

50 posted on 12/20/2010 9:11:18 AM PST by wbill
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