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Is The History Channel Pushing Right Wing Smears Of The Kennedys?

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Dear Joan,

The right wing has set its sights on the reputation of one of our nation's greatest political families: The Kennedys. And The History Channel is providing them a soapbox from which to spew their bile.

Joel Surnow, a hard-right activist and former Fox News producer who supported Rick Santorum and is close friends with Rush Limbaugh, is the executive producer of an upcoming mini-series on the Kennedys that is political character assassination of the most disgusting kind.

I've read the script. It's ridiculous, sexually exploitative, revolting stuff - everything you'd expect from a conservative re-writing of history. In my previous life, I produced and directed over 55 movies, mini-series and feature films. I thought I had pretty much seen anything and everything. But this garbage, coming so soon after Senator Ted Kennedy's death, makes the worst commercial schlock look Oscar-worthy.

Honor the legacy of the Kennedy family by telling the History Channel that right-wing lies are not "history" and by refusing to watch their programming.

Then send our petition on to your friends and family.


Yours,
Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Films team

P.S. - See what The New York Times says about our new video and why The Huffington Post calls the new mini-series inaccurate and vindictive.




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The "History" channel is a pile of crap, and is ow... by Dick Thomson on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:46:35 AM
The timing of this smear campaign is important bec... by Bryan Emmel on Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:38:21 AM
What are the lies? Painting the executive producer... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 6:12:25 AM
There can be no denying that JFK had women problem... by Recce1 on Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 11:43:04 PM