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Claymation Quartermain
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When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

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quote:
Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

There is a Military channel now and since 80% of the programming was about Hitler, seems like a natural progression.

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Remember when Bravo and A&E were actually arts channels?

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quote:
Originally posted by dthcm:
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Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

There is a Military channel now and since 80% of the programming was about Hitler, seems like a natural progression.
I just wish they would call it Bullsh*t History Channel or Fictional History Channel, something like that. I know people that watch it and actually think what they are seeing is true and reality because as the John Fogerty song goes "because I saw it on TV."

I was accused of being "one of them sceptics". When I commented to a group of co-workers watching a paranormal or bigfoot hunting show. One of "them" skeptics? I guess I am actually.

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quote:
Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

At least 10 years ago.
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And you also now have Sundance Channel showing reruns of Law & Order and IFC showing Two and a Half Men reruns. As mentioned, other cable networks have done the same. Bravo was originally a channel that showed unedited independent and foreign films during the 80's. I think networks figured out showing dumbed down reality type shows were less expensive to produce than scripted shows(which A&E was acclaimed for doing for years) or buying the rights newer quality films. I believe there was an article years ago that mentioned that during a meeting the head of either A&E or Bravo said something along the lines "We are all going have to hold our noses and go along with it." They new it sucked, but it was a better way to make money.
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Even when the History Channel actually shows some history these days, programs are often just mailed in. The History Channel's Amelia Earhart debacle from a couple years ago was pitiful.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/amelia-earhart-lost-photograph-discredited-spd/

https://www.newsweek.com/amelia-earhart-mystery-documentary-history-channel-639938

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quote:
Originally posted by dthcm:
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Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

There is a Military channel now and since 80% of the programming was about Hitler, seems like a natural progression.
The History Channel did show tons of Hitler programming back in the day, but I always thought every hour of the day on the channel was either Hitler, the Lincoln assassination or Vietnam.

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They went the way of other channels with "reality" shows that are neither reality or history. But you can't argue with success. America loves "reality". So much a game show host is now president.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Remember when Bravo and A&E were actually arts channels?

And TLC was "The Learning Channel"?

I actually still miss A&E's Friday night theatre specials, and they've been gone for 20-25 years. And Saturday nights were usually a top-end movie, with an orchestral concert or ballet (which, honestly, I can take or leave) on Sundays.

[ 08-11-2019, 01:05 PM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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quote:
Originally posted by dthcm:
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Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

There is a Military channel now and since 80% of the programming was about Hitler, seems like a natural progression.
The Military Channel is now referred to as "American Heroes." Yet in addition to a lot of program devoted to studying Hitler and other despots like Stalin, Mussolini, Mao Tse Tung, etc., they also run programs highlighting "American Mobsters" and "The Mob's Greatest Hits." Exactly how are these guys heroes?
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quote:
Originally posted by 1000 Masks But No Jobs:
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Originally posted by dthcm:
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Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
When did The History Channel become the bullsh*t conspiracy theory cryptozoology redneck channel?

There is a Military channel now and since 80% of the programming was about Hitler, seems like a natural progression.
The History Channel did show tons of Hitler programming back in the day, but I always thought every hour of the day on the channel was either Hitler, the Lincoln assassination or Vietnam.

I've always called it the torture channel after they recreated the death of Hercules and a typical crucifixion.

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