Mike Huckabee […] has started a project, “Learn Our History,” where on a monthly basis–sort of like BMG or Columbia House music–Huckabee’s organization will send subscribers Time Travel Academy, an animated children’s cartoon featuring a group of intrepid time travelers who teach lessons about U.S. history “without a political bias.”
If judged by its artistic qualities, the cartoon is so poorly done as to be a pitiable joke. Its main characters are a contrived group of multicultural “tweens.” The history is predictable: Ronald Reagan is America’s savior, America is a Judeo-Christian country preordained by God to be exceptional, and flag-waving jingoistic nationalism is a virtue and never a sin. The guiding principle of this right-wing approved version of U.S. history is simple: “What we see and hear isn’t always the same as what we read in books, or see on TV. We know the truth. And that’s good enough for us.”
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From the New York Post:
October 27, 2007 — A controversial author yesterday compared the treatment of conservatives on college campuses to a recent incident in which a black Columbia University professor was targeted with a noose hung on her office door.
“Nooses have been figuratively put on the doors of college Republicans,” conservative commentator and Columbia alum David Horowitz claimed in a speech at the Ivy League school.
Conservatives, always the victims.
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