Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again? (Viet Nam)
americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Stephen Sherman
Posted on 07/17/2017 7:08:59 AM PDT by rktman
PBS is planning to run a new documentary series this September on the Vietnam War, produced and written by Ken Burns. Burns is a left-wing “historian” and documentary film producer with a history of having his politics shape the narrative of the story he is telling, with a number of resulting inaccuracies.
Ken Burns correctly identifies the Vietnam War as being the point at which our society split into two diametrically opposed camps. He is also correct in identifying a need for us to discuss this aspect of our history in a civil and reflective manner. The problem is that the radical political and cultural divisions of that war have created alternate perceptions of reality, if not alternate universes of discourse. The myths and propaganda of each side make rational discourse based on intellectual honesty and goodwill difficult or impossible. The smoothly impressive visual story Burns will undoubtedly deliver will likely increase that difficulty. He has done many popular works in the past, some of which have been seriously criticized for inaccuracies and significant omissions, but we welcome the chance of a balanced treatment of the full history of that conflict. We can only wait and watch closely when it goes public.
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Well, as some would say, “It’s complicated.” RIP brothers and sisters.
Of course, 90% of the “documentary” will focus on how unfair it was towards blacks.
And you can bet, Burns will blame Nixon more for Vietnam, than LBJ.
I got under some liberals skin once, by noting that LBJ was a Democrat. The war greatly escalated under LBJ. Liberals don’t like to hear inconvenient truths about what some of their own Democrats have done in history.
Do we really need another KB insomnia cure? His past ones work just fine.
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