DATELINE: Disinvited and Unvisited
Just two weeks after airing the first episodes of their series JFK Declassified, the reprehensible History channel has pulled the show. It’s the ultimate political shell game.
That essentially means it has gone into hiatus limbo.
Though the show was mercilessly criticized for a variety of reasons, not the least was dubious history, and most often cited as having the most egomaniacal host, Bob Baer, the show has gone, disappeared like the gunman on the grassy knoll.
Okay, okay, we were in that chorus of boohoo despisers of the fake news that the CIA is feeding us fifty years after the death of the murdered president.
Yet, there is something unseemly about the way this has been handled.
History has killed the show leaving four unaired episodes. When they will appear may be as certain as the trajectory of a magic bullet.
They could show up in a month, or a year. Or never.
Leave to History to shaft their viewers. A few may have enjoyed seeing another theory, no matter how half-baked or made to order to exonerate the CIA. Now, they will not have any satisfaction.
Perhaps it is better to be infuriated and disappointed than to have nothing. It is an appalling mistreatment of the audience and viewers of that cable lightweight, History.
Single handedly they have gone for broke on destroying anything legitimately resembling documentary.
If you want to know who killed Cock Robin, or even JFK, you might look to the people who have killed history for a profit. They run the History channel.