March 14, 2012

The Revisionist History Channel

Ah, the History Channel. Once a bastion of "factual" presentation, the channel's historical commitment to illuminating history now seems, itself, to be history. But enough blather. Someone summed all this up much more astutely by means of this handy, straightforward infographic:

Truth be told however. The History Channel always did present history in a revisionist sort of way all too often, so what it has become today more seems like a natural evolution. Two thumbs up for Swamp People though; great show but its not history. Brad Meltzer's Decoded has some interesting investigations. And Ancient Aliens, though it often reaches the pinnacle of revisionism, is in fact presenting evidence that more fits in line with the devolution of man and/or the history of demonology and angelology.