We’ve heard lots of discussion about the end of history but Republican Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley believes there’s an end to history on the History Channel or ‘History’ as it’s now called.
The cable channel’s owner A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney, has rebranded programming in the last decade, leaving history buffs fuming at the diminished focus on events of the past.
One longtime critic of History’s programming changes has been the 83 year old Iowa Senator, who’s recently resumed his attacks on the counter-revolution:
Hurry Hurry watch some history on History Channel before it disappears for something not so historical
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 25, 2016
It’s fair to say he doesn’t tune into watch Las Vegas pawn shop show Pawn Stars:
If u don’t like history now is time to go HISTORY CHANNEL and u can watch PAWN STARS
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 29, 2016
His complaints are, well, historical, as Salon noted:
Ocassionally I turn to History channel hope to c history. Whenevr will the history channel hv a real old fashion histry program
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 7, 2012
Just love history. So occasionally I turn to history channel. “mud cats” when wi they put history back on the channel
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 26, 2012
Turned to history channel. No. HIstory again
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 11, 2012