Someone (perhaps Rob Long) please explain this to me. The Kennedys miniseries has been reviled by many critics. The Hollywood Reporter produced not just one, but two versions of its hostile review. The critiques are so extreme, methinks the reviewers doth protest too much. After having viewed a few episodes, the series seems competently produced, with good actors for the most part. I'm no fan of miniseries in particular, or television in general, but it was watchable for me. One helpful and praiseworthy adjunct to the series is the synched website, which brings up relevant links and bios of character in synchrony with the action in the program.
The risible idea that the History Channel rejected the series because it was not historically accurate is recognized as absurd even by some of the critics. Instead, the argument seems to turn on the fact that the producer is a Republican. OMG!!! Is it really this bad in Hollywood?
Curiously, the Guardian (no right-wing journal that) posted a more balanced, even somewhat favorable, review. In an ironic twist, the History Channel UK apparently did pick up the series.
The blatant partisanship, hypocrisy, and shrillness of the response puzzle me. What's the big deal? Why is this so politically laden? Must everything polarize?