History Channel Ad for Crusades documentary

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Can there be a more biased, inflammatory, and incorrect headline than this one for the upcoming History Channel Documentary on the Crusades?

"CAN A PRESIDENT FINISH WHAT A KING, A SULTAN AND A POPE BEGAN?"

What exactly is the HISTORY channel trying to tell us in this rhetorical question? That President Bush is a medieval tyrant determined to murder thousands and thousands of innocent people to reclaim the middle east for Christianity?

Recall the abuse that President Bush took for his off—the—cuff remark made in the wake of 9/11 regarding "a crusade" against the evil—doers. Bush made an innocent remark in the heat of a crisis, one that was roundly condemned because of the possible harm it might cause to America's relations with the world's Muslims.

The History Channel spent countless hours, hundreds of thousands of dollars to spread this demagoguery. No one in the committees responsible for approving this advertising campaign pointed out the absurdity of their headline—are they really experts in history?

Shame on them.

Ed Lasky   11 05 05

Can there be a more biased, inflammatory, and incorrect headline than this one for the upcoming History Channel Documentary on the Crusades?

"CAN A PRESIDENT FINISH WHAT A KING, A SULTAN AND A POPE BEGAN?"

What exactly is the HISTORY channel trying to tell us in this rhetorical question? That President Bush is a medieval tyrant determined to murder thousands and thousands of innocent people to reclaim the middle east for Christianity?

Recall the abuse that President Bush took for his off—the—cuff remark made in the wake of 9/11 regarding "a crusade" against the evil—doers. Bush made an innocent remark in the heat of a crisis, one that was roundly condemned because of the possible harm it might cause to America's relations with the world's Muslims.

The History Channel spent countless hours, hundreds of thousands of dollars to spread this demagoguery. No one in the committees responsible for approving this advertising campaign pointed out the absurdity of their headline—are they really experts in history?

Shame on them.

Ed Lasky   11 05 05