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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Oh so that's how it happen?

Without speculating on their motives I find the 50 second “history” spot on Nickelodeon insinuating that Santa Anna attacked the Alamo to end slavery in Texas insulting and concerning. The insult I can get over, after all advertisers do it all the time but my concern remains. That concern is for what other mindless and inaccurate drivel are they feeding to the 8 to 16 year olds watching their shows. It’s not as if they are getting a well grounded education on history in the schools (which is another topic altogether) that can counter balance such junk. If Santa Anna was out to free the slaves then I wonder what they’ll do for an encore. Perhaps Pol Pot was really just getting all the educated Cambodians together to do top notch R&D but then a covert CIA team snuck in and murdered them all before the research labs could be built, no doubt at the behest of the Republican governor of California, one Ronald Reagan!

2 Comments:

At May 12, 2005 12:15 AM, Blogger Nightcrawler said...

If that CIA team was in Cambodia in Christmas, I bet I know who was with them!

 
At May 12, 2005 8:16 PM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

I'm not sure what was worse, the piece or Nick's weasely evasiveness when confronted on the matter. Of course kids watching this are going to assume it's a news piece and not a factually errant and slanted editorial. Shame on them.

 

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