Thursday, 25 October 2012

Its Just the Way It Is

I tried to make some sense out of this.  There's a special on the National Geographic Channel in ten days....two days before the election....on SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden.

It's supposed to be a docu-history piece, which naturally stars President Barack Obama as a major planner in the mission. the director got the documentary organized and developed.....he also had this brief moment where candidate Mitt Romney would have said he was against the raid.  Naturally, this has never been said, and it's more of a fictional moment....than a historical moment.

The CEO at the National Geographic Channel then stepped in and said he just wasn't going to have propaganda on his channel (shocking, I know).

So this brief one-minute piece over Mitt Romney got cut.

I paused and pondered over this.  There are dozens of documentaries produced for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel....each year.  Sadly, most of them have a bogus or highly-interpreted piece to them.  The alien shows, the bigfoot shows, the fake moonshine shows, and even fake gold-mining shows in Alaska.....all have bogus pieces to them.

Heck, you could have thrown in sixty seconds of Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, and George Bush all sitting at a bar in Idaho and discussing the cancellation of the Ossama mission.  Then you could have run sixty seconds of Fidel Castro talking over raid with some retired guy from General Motors who happened to bump into Fidel at a Havana bar.  Then you could have had a moment where six illegal aliens are discussing the impact of the mission on immigration reform.

The truth is.....most Americans aren't going to watch the National Geographic Channel special.  We got Ossama....we don't need to know too many details, and we've got NCAA action or some John Wayne movie to watch instead.  If you had thrown an alien or UFO into the special....we might have watched it.

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