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Seriously America, and TV viewers around the world are you that petty and bored with your own lives; to stoop to this and call it entertainment?




Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel) is an Americansatellite and cable specialty channel (also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world), founded by John Hendricks and distributed by Discovery Communications. It is a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav. It provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology, and history. In the U.S., the programming for the main Discovery network is primarily focused on reality television themes, such as speculative investigation (with shows such as MythBusters,Unsolved History, and Best Evidence), automobiles, and occupations (Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch); it also features documentaries specifically aimed at families and younger audiences.
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In August 2008 it was reported by The Consumerist that Discovery Channel had stopped their popular MythBustersprogram from airing an episode examining RFID security in regard to its implementation in credit cards because the episode would upset credit card companies, who are major advertisers on Discovery Channel.[17] It was later determined that the decision not to investigate the issue was made by Beyond Productions, the MythBusters production company, and was not made by Discovery Channel or their advertising department. SOURCE

‘Amish Mafia’ is a shameful, unrealistic portrayal of plain people

By Michael Shank
If anyone thinks that the Discovery Channel is about actual discovery of, say, science, history, space, or tech, as their Web site claims, think again. Or if you think that its sister company, The Learning Channel (TLC), is about learning new insight or information, you are mistaken.After TLC’s first run of the reality television show “Breaking Amish,” with paid persons assuming the roles of rebellious ex-Amish, the Discovery Channel has produced a more scripted “Amish Mafia,” admitting on their site that scenes are reenacted.  The show, which airs in early December, brags a behind-the-scenes “first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish.”

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Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to shed light on in any closed religious community, especially those with patriarchal tendencies, like some, but certainly not all, Amish and Mennonite communities.  Physical and sexual abuse, mental disabilities, and obsessive-compulsive disorders are not uncommon, for example. Furthermore, I’ve long wondered why America’s touristic and tokenized fascination with Amish-Mennonites prevents scrutiny of the veiling of their women in a way that is not present when scrutinizing women of other faith, notably Muslim women.
There is a deep contradiction in America.  Women in Amish Mennonite communities that wear bonnets, coverings, etc., go unnoticed – by the liberal feminist eye – while Muslim women of equal cloth covering get castigated for being oppressed.
They are wrong. The only thing that makes this endeavor a “first-ever” is that it’s perhaps the most offensive production yet from Hollywood regarding Amish people, after a long litany of offenses, from “Kingpin,” “For Richer or Poorer,” “Amish in the City,” “Deadly Blessing” and “Witness” among many others.  Unfortunately, this trend of Amish and Mennonite mockery is nothing new.  Since their Christian faith doesn’t support “graven images” (see the Ten Commandments), and since the Amish prioritize humility and view pride as a threat to community harmony, you won’t see Amish spokespersons appearing before the press to defend their culture from a Discovery or Learning Channel attack. For Hollywood, then, they make for easy attack and a prime target.

 Beard-cutting Amish bishop opposes doggy-style sex





But this December, American audiences will not discover or learn anything about that.  No, they’re learning about a supposed Amish mafia — made up of boys, mind you, just look at the promotional pictures — that are supposedly, according to Discovery’s Web site, protecting vulnerable Lancaster, Pa., after a school shooting in 2006, by a non-Amish milk truck driver, killed five young Amish girls and seriously injured five more.

‘Amish Mafia’ leader in charge of Amish community’s finances

This is where the show becomes grotesquely offensive because here especially it veers completely off base.  After the shootings, which were deplorable and deeply saddening, the community came together in a remarkable show of reconciliation and forgiveness.  MORE
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Comments

brebis gall said…
Toujours et encore la même Juiverie !
It most certainly is, it disgusts me, that is why I don't watch that rubbish.

It makes me even sicker, how so many people actually get excited over this and lets say Honey Boo Boo.. Turn off the Idiot Box it is truly dumbing America and the world down but than again that was part of their plan wasn’t it?

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