When did the History channel turn into sludge?

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Brian (February 16, 2013, 15:13:43 PM):
Maybe we should ask when did history become sludge? What is history to an illiterate Khoi-San vs a bible punching preacher vs whatever...you get my drift!
Skepticoutcast (February 17, 2013, 00:27:26 AM):
To brianvds, Faerie and Tweefo,

Seems I need to chuck the DSTV out window :)

To Brian,
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What is history to an illiterate Khoi-San vs a bible punching preacher vs whatever...you get my drift!
hmmm, I guess I'd have to answer with the familiar saying that history is written by the victors. Not to say that the victors cannot interpret historical events fairly, but they definitely will put some of their own spin on it.
For myself I interpret history from a mostly western perspective (Greece, Rome, Renaissance, Dark Ages, Calvinism etc.) as it is the perspective which I am most comfortable with and also identify with.
brianvds (February 17, 2013, 06:22:45 AM):
To brianvds, Faerie and Tweefo,

Seems I need to chuck the DSTV out window :)

You probably signed a contract. You're stuck. They got you now! Mwa-ha-ha!

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I guess I'd have to answer with the familiar saying that history is written by the victors.

Thus, according to history channel, history was written by alien abductors. :)
Tweefo (February 17, 2013, 08:18:55 AM):
As for the Hitler channel: They told all the WW2 stories so that takes care of history (according to them) and that is why only sludge remain to report on.
cr1t (February 17, 2013, 09:13:33 AM):
Yea the History channel was in trouble a few years ago. That is when
the new Manager took over and decided to fill it with junk.

I think mostly because he buys those shows on the cheap.

I've also been with our TV for almost two years. We watch a lot of kids DVD
at home with my son.

But hoping to get some good Docies for him to watch when he is bigger.

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