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

Reported by Ellen - February 17, 2010 -

Robert Greenwald, with whom we are proud to be associated, writes, "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." He and the Brave New Films team have produced a new video with prominent historians speaking out.

UPDATED with History Channel contacts.

Greenwald continues, "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."

Watch the video below and sign the petition to The History Channel telling them Stop Kennedy Smears.

Please also consider contacting The History Channel, either via email to Abby Raven, President/CEO, abby.raven@aetn.com or Nancy Dubuc, Exec. VP/General Manager, nancy.dubuc@aetn.com or via telephone, at 212-210-9032.