Discovery Channel to Stop Airing Hoax Documentaries

A new policy has been announced by the Discovery Channel:

http://deadline.com/2015/01/discovery-ch...
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/discovery-cha...

No word from the History Channel as to whether they will continue to air similar shows, such as "The Devil's Graveyard."

http://www.veryhelpful.net/2014/12/devil...

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LastLoup's picture
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6 April 2010
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I'm glad someone got through to them. While I liked the first Mermaids special, once people started taking them seriously besides the disclaimers at the end of the credits, they became to much. Not to mention the more resent creations are just awful. I saw The Devil's Graveyard, god damn what a steaming piece of crap! I was hoping it would be a documentary about the Bermuda Triangle and others with scientific study, not a bunch of BS with terrible acting! I even tried to watch it, knowing it was fake, but couldn't because of the absolutely awful acting!

As me and Emlong and RPJ have discussed in the past, it's all about the ratings, maybe now that's changing. Now if only someone could tell Animal Planet to stop being " Surprisingly Human" I will be happy.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

emlong's picture
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Did anyone see the "The Devil's Graveyards" pseudo-documentary airing on the The History Channel last night? (2/4) It was quite lame. If they are going to go to the trouble of playing around like this they should at least ramp up the intelligence level of the "science."

LastLoup's picture
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Although I saw it when it first premiered and couldn't make it past the first half hour because the acting was such a piece of shit. I thought it would be a scientific work on "triangles" and phenomena around the world, but instead you get a crappy lot of actors.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................