AMERICA, F*CK YEAH: Huckabee Huckstering Cartoonish History Lessons That Blame America Last


[Illustation by DONKEY HOTEY]

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Don’t worry, American youth: Mike Huckabee has fixed American history. No longer will you suffer under what Huckabee calls “the ‘blame America first’ attitude prevalent in today’s teaching.” Late Wednesday, Huckabee announced, a sort of BMG Music Club for what he calls “unbiased” historical lessons for kids. For around $15 each, the company will send you a new animated tale of American history each month, told through the eyes of a gang of time traveling kids. What’s the goal? To tell the history Huckabee says American schools are afraid to tell. “What we see and hear isn’t always the same as what we read in books, or see on TV,” one girl says in the second video in the series currently available, “The Origins of World War II.” “So what?” she says. “We know the truth. And that’s good enough for us.” MORE

LEARN OUR HISTORY WEBSITE: We work hard to make each Time Travel Academy film as accurate as possible, often using direct quotations from historical figures.  However, given that the Time Travel Academy is an animated children’s series about a fictitious group of time travelers, we sometimes make slight modifications to the presentation of historical events. MORE

SALON: “Learn Our History,” an edutaining look at the American story from World War II to Ronald Reagan. In fact, it consists solely of World War II and Ronald Reagan. (There is more coming, though! Up next is 9/11.) I know this will be nearly impossible to believe, especially when the mugger in the “DISCO” shirt shows up less than 30 seconds in, but this does not appear to be a joke: MORE

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