With its developing record of concocting bogus Jesse James history for the sake of TV ratings, the television distributor formerly known as The History Channel now attacks the history of the President John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family.
TV’s History program formerly fabricated fake Jesse James history in an effort to improve ratings and to attract the young male demographic, at the expense of losing the middle age and senior demographic the channel was founded upon. The program also changed its strongly identified name of The History Channel to History.com, or simply History to distance itself from any implied requirement to deliver factual or bone fide history.
Now the History program has turned to fabricating bogus political history. Blatantly written by a right wing operative, the program goes so far as to present events that never happened as occurrences of legitimate history. The program clearly has its sights set on including among its audience those political, and perhaps religious, interests chronically bent on disseminating misinformation.
The relentless assault upon factual and true history by the History program ranks no less as an assault upon the nation itself. Everyone knows the mistakes of the past are bound to be repeated by those who ignore history and its lessons. Our nation’s history provides ample evidence of politicians who ignored the lessons of history to the nation’s detriment. In order to sustain itself as a nation, America requires of itself a knowledge that is truthful and factual.
Manufacturing ignorance, as the History program does repeatedly, is an act far more egregious, that only can amount to being outright criminality. Every human being or nation relies upon a knowledge of the past that is factual and not bogus. An absence or distortion of such knowledge impedes the ability or a person or nation to develop and grow, and thrive on a sound footing. Providers of inaccurate or false history deprive an individual or nation of the sustenance they are entitled to. If either should fail, let history itself note the role TV’s History program contributed to their downfall.
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