Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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'When in the USA' Week

I was all set to enjoy the History Channel's 'When in Rome' week these past five days. Roman culture has interested me for quite a long time--its government, its medicine, its engineering, its military, its religion.. I have even joined an orgazation that tries to recreate some of that governmental process, to see how it works. I prefer Rome of the Republic to Rome of the Empire, but I am still interested in both.

So I was quite disappointed when what I expected to be interesting and informative documentaries on Roman history turned out to be, at least to my eyes, thinly-veiled anti-American political propaganda pieces disguised as documentaries about Roman history.

Basically, they would show some unsavory bit of Roman history and then show President Bush talking about the war in Iraq

I have lost so much of the respect I once had for the History Channel over this past week, it isn't even funny. This past week has been a slap in the face. It was insulting and tacky, and it will be a while before I watch anything on The History Channel again.

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