Skip to comments.Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again? (Viet Nam)
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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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.
I liked this one.
The Old Negro Space Program
Will he call Riot gas Nerve gas again?
Lest we forget it was the Democrats holy figure St. John of Kennedy who first sent advisers to Vietnam in the early sixties. Leftist historians are running with the narrative that if JFK had lived we would of gotten out of Vietnam. All speculation on their part, but this was a war started by a Democrat president.
“”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.””
Also known as the propaganda of history.
Howard Zinn’s love child.
November 1, 1955 President Eisenhower deploys the Military Assistance Advisory Group to train the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This marks the official beginning of American involvement in the war as recognized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
July 8, 1959 Charles Ovnand and Dale R. Buis become the first two American Advisers to die in Vietnam.
Sorry, but it started with Ike. And I am a great admirer of Eisenhower.
I would say rather its the event on which the left and so-called progressive movement demonstrated it had infiltrated and taken over all the major institutions of American governance and society.
Right or wrong, we have a very valid reason for being very concerned about Communist China and the USSR and their puppets. We now have proof of the brutality of the Communist regimes. Yet, people still idolize these viscous dictators.
Ya. They didn’t like him very much at the time, either.
Did you know that Kennedy was involved early on too?
We need Professor Turgeson to set him straight.
Yes it was a war started and escalated by Democrats, and was a war of choice.
Remember how the liberals always criticized Bush for “wars of choice”??? Well, Vietnam was a war of choice and we got into it because of Democrats. Sometimes inconvenient truths are hard for the liberals to swallow.
I thought his work on the Civil War and Baseball were both stellar.
The pinnacle of historical documentary.
In spite of the fact he’s a commie, through and through.
Seems a lot of folks ignore or forgive or just don’t care as long as “camelot” wasn’t made to look bad. I call them fidiots.
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