The Discovery Channel has co-produced with the BBC a new David Attenborough-hosted 7-part nature series on the earth’s polar regions called Frozen Planet. It’s already begun airing on BBC. It’s set to air on the Discovery Channel in the near future.
But apparently Discovery has decided to air only the first six episodes, skipping the seventh and final installment, “On Thin Ice,” which is all about the effect of climate change on the poles. Discovery is taking a pass because of a “scheduling issue,” according to a British paper.
Give me a fuckin’ break, network flacks. Who’s your sponsor… Chevron? Exxon-Mobil? Y’know, we’re not stupid, and if you treat us as stupid, we may just change the channel… it’s not as if there’s any shortage of channels these days, even for broadcast-only folks.
AFTERTHOUGHT: There’s an old tale that an ostrich sticks its head in the sand and believes it’s hidden from predators. There’s a new tale that if people are exposed less frequently to information about global climate change, they won’t notice it when it is underway. The old tale is definitely fiction. What about the new one?