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By staff writer Amir Blumenfeld
April 7, 2004

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History Channel Withdraws Show on JFK Conspiracy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The History Channel apologized and said it was withdrawing a controversial documentary aired last November that accused former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson of complicity in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

How ironic, the History Channel wants to forget the past and “move forward.” Well how 'bout you guys stop showing WWII documentaries and we'll call it a TRUCE.

A statement on Wednesday from The History Channel said “The Guilty Men” program had “failed to offer viewers context and perspective.”

Psht, “Context” and “Perspective.” This isn't MTV, this is the fucking HISTORY CHANNEL PEOPLE!

“The show wasn't vetted as properly and thoroughly as it should have been,” station General Manager Dan Davids told Reuters.

A nimcompoop would realize it wasn't vetted very properly. In fact, some would go so far as to say no vetting occured at all. Can you imagine that? A show without any vetting?

“The History Channel apologizes to its viewers and to Mrs. Johnson and her family for airing the show.”

BET, or Black Entertainment Television, aired a similar apology in 2001, stating it was “Sorry to Ms. Jackson, however, I am for real. We never meant to make you doubt or cry.” This apology was then repeated one million times.

The History Channel said the documentary was withdrawn from home video sales and would no longer be broadcast on the network. Davids said the station would also strengthen its review procedures, especially of controversial shows.

I can't wait for the History Channel UNCENSORED DVD! “DISCOVER EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE NEW DEAL! Uncover all the deep secrets about Mesopotamia the FCC DIDN'T WANT YOU TO F SEE SEE!

“The Guilty Men,” the ninth episode of the “Men Who Killed Kennedy” series was produced by Briton Nigel Turner. It centered on the theory of author Barr McClellan, a former lawyer in a firm that represented Johnson, in his book “”Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.” His book was published by Hannover House last October.

I'm glad to know a British guy is writing about American history. Didn't this guy get the memo? WE'RE NOT PART OF YOUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! Psht, what kind of “historian” is this “Nigel” Turner?

The documentary, shown in the week of the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, caused a storm of protest from prominent veterans of the Johnson administration, including broadcaster Bill Moyers and Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America.

LOL. The paragraph before last said “B.J.”

In response, The History Channel assembled three historians to review the show. They slammed the LBJ conspiracy theory as “entirely unfounded” and concluded that the documentary should not have been broadcast in the first place.

Unfounded?? You mean LOST! Jesus Effing C. who edits these articles? SCOOBY DOO?!!

Book author Barr, who was interviewed on the documentary program, said he tried to cooperate with the reviewing panel by sending them material but never heard back from them.

Yeah, and once I met the Panel at a party and I thought we hit it off. Like they were putting their hand on my shoulder, real flirty stuff, ya know? So I asked the panel for their number because, I dunno, I felt a connection. And three days later I called the panel, got an answering machine and have never heard back from them. I'm starting to think this panel is just one huge cocktease.