Shameless: NBC smears … George Washington?

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It’s no secret that progressives hate the founding fathers. They view the constitution created by them as a ‘charter of negative liberties’ that we need to progress from. So it should come as no surprise that they’ll stop at nothing to do any damage they can to the once stellar reputation of the founders. What did NBC Universal do?

Glenn read from the Deadline report:

With United States’ 16th President Abraham Lincoln back in the cultural zeitgeist with Steven Spielberg’s feature biopic, NBC hopes to do the same on the TV side with the nation’s first president. The network has put in development George Washington (working title), a drama series from Oscar-winning writer David Seidler (The King’s Speech), Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana and NBCU International Prods’ Carnival Films & Television, the company behind phenom Downton Abbey.

After taking on Britain’s King George VI in King’s Speech, U.K. writer Seidler will now tackle the American commander who led the country’s war for independence from the British Kingdom. He will write the script based on the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life. Levinson intends to direct the pilot.

George Washington is described as an intimate look at the enigmatic leader who became the father of a nation on one side of the Atlantic and a terrorist on the other, a man to be eliminated at all costs by the British Crown. As episodes move back and forth through the war hero and President’s life and tell the little-known and unlikely story of his survival and triumph, his true character is revealed for the first time. And he is not the man who chopped down the cherry tree.

“There’s George Washington the national icon, gazing out from the dollar bill with his  mouthful of supposedly wooden teeth, and then there’s the George Washington who had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife,” Seidler said. “The George Washington obsessed with social status, finely-tailored clothes, his image. Not an icon, a very human human-being, who learned how to lead. That’s the man I want to understand.”

“There is no enigma to George Washington.  He is very simple to understand.  Where is the enigma?” Glenn said. “Thomas Jefferson is an enigma.  He’s a code that you have to break.  George Washington is very simple. ”

“And isn’t that interesting how they also mix in some truth there, not the tale of the man who chopped down the cherry tree, which was not true.  But his true character has already been revealed, but they mix in that little truth that, okay, he didn’t chop down the cherry tree.  Now you’re supposed to buy into all the rest of this garbage that’s about to come,” Pat said.

“You know what this is?  This is the relationship of a friend, his best friend was Fairfax, and Fairfax was Sally fax, wasn’t it? Sally Fairfax he was in love with.  From a kid he was in love with her.  He went to work for his father, Fairfax, Virginia.  Ever heard of it?  The father.  The father said, “Will you survey my land?”  He’s 16 years old and he’s a surveyor.  And he goes out and he surveys Virginia for Fairfax.  He loves her.  If I’m not mistaken, she gets married.  She gets married; he marries Martha Washington.  He’s friends with her.  There’s not one shred of evidence that anything untoward happened.”

“And everything else that this man has done in his life shows you that he is dedicated to God, dedicated to virtue and honor, and now they’re going to smear in a series that will show him as an adulterer,” Glenn said.

“You know I have books on George Washington because I collect books on George Washington.  And please, if you ever find an old George Washington book, if you ever find anything on George Washington that is old, preferably before 1900, and you don’t know what to do with it, you send it to me, please.  Please.  I will preserve it, I will restore it, I will make sure that it is preserved for future generations.  But in the 1920s they started changing him.  They were books that were out on his character and his virtue, and one chapter was just on his ‑‑ just on his Christian belief.  That’s been removed from the new editions of the book.  They were written by the people, they were contemporaries of him.  They were the ones who knew him, one on one, and they each testified to a different virtue and character.  And they’re erasing all of it.  They think they know better than the people who lived and knew the man.”

“Now let me tell you a story I have not told you before. When we wrote Being George Washington, we went to a couple of filmmakers who are friends of ours who I believe we have an announcement coming out next week, and they’re filmmakers who are very, very accomplished and they are ‑‑ they’re patriots. They read Being George Washington and I was talking to them and I said, ‘I think this makes a great series or a miniseries. I think this could be John Adams.’ And they said, ‘Are you kidding me? This is a Blockbuster film. This is fantastic.’”

“They brought it to Hollywood; no interest. And I wrote it off as, ‘Okay, well, there’s no interest in me. Don’t attach me. We’ll help you. Don’t attach me at all.”No, Glenn. There’s no interest.’ Quote: ‘George Washington won’t sell’. And I said, “Did you tell them about John Adams? Remember the series on HBO? How much did that sell? That set the world on fire in America. That was a great series.’ ‘I know. They don’t want to hear it. There is zero interest in George Washington.’”

“Now let me add this: Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks wanted to do a movie on George Washington,” Glenn said. “He may have been Washington.  And there’s another filmmaker that was involved.  My guys, my guys know this story firsthand.  No interest.”

“Historically accurate George Washington, zero interest in Hollywood.”

“Now NBC Universal decides to make a series where it shows him as an adulterer? Shows him as a deeply troubled and flawed individual and all of a sudden Universal is wildly interested and NBC can’t wait to put that on?”

“Unbelievable”

  • Anonymous

    About a year ago, my son-in-law let me barrow a 12 DVD collection,  supposedly portraying  the Revolutionary war and early America. I think it was put together by the History Channel – none-the-less, after viewing only two or three DVDs, it was apparent the producers seemed more interested in the infidelities and imperfections of these historical figures, than did they in what these men stood for in their lives and how they helped shape our nation. It was so overwhelmingly biased, I soon gave the collection back to my son-in-law.

    Roll reversal – our forefathers – although not perfect, lived by the virtues inscribed in the bible, but now, they’re portrayed as a bunch of loose canons – if you know what I mean. Today, our politicians have virtually undid everything our founding fathers created and then, they pat themselves on the back for a job well done. All this, while living secret double-lives of committing adultery on their wives and breaking up their family’s

    I never tune in to NBC anyway…to bad for those who do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juss.sayin.71 Juss Sayin

    Communist Goal #30:  Discredit the American Founding Fathers

  • Anonymous

    Obama made a comment not long ago, talking about a bunch of old white guys wearing wigs, who’s ideas were outdated.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Exactly, I will not be surprised at all if Obama has all the founders portrayed as communists in the end.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Sally Cary married George William Fairfax, who was the son of William Fairfax and Sarah Walker of Bermuda. George William Fairfax was born in Massachusetts, he was NOT the son of Thomas Fairfax the 7th Lord Cameron – George William Fairfax was a cousin of Lord Thomas Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia – who gave George A Washington his first job as a surveyor. I thought Glenn Beck wrote a book about Washington? Washington was a distant cousin to the Fairfaxs through a common ancestor, Sir William Gascoigne. The Miles Cary family is also a very old landed Virginia family. Sir William Gascoigne had a daughter Agnes who married an earlier generation Thomas Fairfax Viscount of Emley. 

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/rfc/lodus1.htm
    It’s true that Parson Weems wrote a book of tall tales about George A Washington, example cutting down a cherry tree, skipping a dollar across the Potomac river, but it wasn’t uncommon for the time. Parson Weems, gave Francis Marion the Swamp Fox, the same treatment. Hero’s of the American Revolution. It was Sally (Cary) Fairfax, that Washington supposedly flirted with. 

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    George William Fairfax was described as the negro child of William Fairfax. He married Sarah Cary. George William Fairfax’s mother Sarah Walker was described as Creole, she was the daughter of the Governor of the Bahamas. George Fairfax’s sister Anne Fairfax married George A Washington’s brother Lawrence Washington – they owned Mount Vernon. The first lady of Mount Vernon was a woman of color. Anne (Fairfax) Washington was widowed and she married into the Lee family. When Anne (Fairfax) Washington, Lee lived she leased Mount Vernon to George A Washington when she died she Willed the property to him. 

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/fairfax.html

    Some believe Sally Fairfax was flirting with Washington because her husband was sterile and thought perhaps Washington could father a Fairfax heir but this is old historical gossip there is no way to know anyone’s motives. 

  • Love of Country

    And who can forget when Dinglebarry “adorned” the Whitehouse Christmas Tree with ornaments featuring portraits of Mao tse Tung?  Truly inexcusable, no?

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    William, negro child of William Fairfax Esq., baptized February 26, 1729.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/washington.html

    George A Washington’s sister in law and best friend George Wiliam Fairfax  was described as West India boy.

    Not only was George A Washington’s best friend a person of color so was his sister in law hows that for diversity among our founding father?  

  • Greg Sapara (work)

    I found the same depiction of Washington as vain and flawed in “The War That Made America” about the French & Indian war.  Not as bad as NBC’s version sounds, but a bit distasteful.  Then again, it was made for PBS…

  • Anonymous

    The progressives can never be smeared, that act is limited only to something or someone of “substance”.

  • Anonymous

    The progressives are rewriting history as we speak and have been for years. In 50-100 years their dreck will become the truth as the older written words are discarded for the newer electronic media they have produced.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, there are so many that will burn in hell and they haven’t a clue! To all you out there, you know who you are. It’s never too late to to turn to Him. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have Eternal life.

  • Anonymous

    The gift of technology, has resulted in the dumbing down of our society…what you point out isn’t that different from what the Nazis did during the second world war, remember the infamous book-burnings.

  • Anonymous

    The Nazi book burnings was exactly what I was thinking about. Erase the past and rewrite it in your own vision.

  • Anonymous

    To hold on to the image of perfection in anyone is lunacy. 

  • Anonymous

    George Washtington would slap you in the mouth right now.

    Trying to scare people into being so afraid of their Government by telling them to not sign a petition online because of some “Government List”.

    Thank our God that our founding fathers were not like you

  • Anonymous

    Amen.

  • Stephan Bruno

    You republitards need to stop treating the founding fathers as gods and treat them like the men they were. 

  • Anonymous

    Just more Kenite scribes doing what they have done best for millennia. Christ warned us about them, yet we errantly embrace them as the “chosen” instead of the “bad fig” progeny of the Adversary who continue to curse us as prophesied in Jeremiah and whose fates are described in Malachai and Obidiah. Wonder if we’ll ever listen to our Savior and the prophets and wake up. Until then, we get what we deserve as we continue to sacrifice our Christian children and nation in the cultural suicide of historical revisionism, multiculturalism, Judeo-Christianity and other Jewish fables.

  • Anonymous

    Treating them like men is fine. Rewriting history is quite another matter.

  • Anonymous

    Same should apply to libtards.

  • Anonymous

    The old books are being taken from library shelves as being irrelevant — since no one has checked them out in 50 years, they must be, or so goes Progressive ideology.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DAQQPFGGFEPWDM3DRJ2OFJAMY Jake

    and how should we treat OBAMA?i say we hold a goooood ol stoning or him

  • Anonymous

    right….bible included

  • Anonymous

    The age of enlightenment still lives.

  • Justone View

     The liberal, intellectual, elite love themselves and are happy to shove this crap in our face. We must turn them off. It is only about RATINGS. It has nothing to do with TRUTH anymore. TRUTH and real journalism is DEAD. WE are being sold a bill of crap. Stop buying and stop feeding the BEAST.

  • Anonymous

    Trying to judge people of that time by our own standards and our own time is kind of pointless. Less than one hundred years ago, nearly 100% of men graduated high school (and went to their marriage beds) as virgins. While there may have been a “flirtation” between Sally Fairfax and Washington, the idea of “courtly love” was still alive and well. For those who no longer know what that term means, there was a time when unrequited and unrequitable love was considered a very pure form of love.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, of course progressives hate the Founding Fathers and the Founding Fathers’ ideas of what liberty and freedom mean.  The Fathers understood that WITH liberty and freedom comes duty, responsibility, and they knew that there are consequences for personal choices.  Progressives want freedom FROM duty, responsibility and the consequences of personal choice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DAQQPFGGFEPWDM3DRJ2OFJAMY Jake

    funny how there no interest for washington, but you turn on your tv now days you have made up “reality” shows, sit coms with fags,  detective shows about murder, or lies on the news,what ever happend to  the waltons littel house and roseanne? and y cant i get the blaze on tv??and speeking of tv? where he hell are my rabbit ears??

  • Anonymous

    WHO NEEDS GOD OR WASHINGTON WHEN YOU’VE GOT OBAMA     …..  I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR OAMAS THIRD TERM    … HOW ABOUT YOU?

  • Draxx

    Michelle Obummer has said Many, Many, many times that they intend to Re-Write History…  Now, they are using their Propaganda Machine (Hollywood/News), to do it without anybody of power or influence saying “Hey That’s Wrong! Stop It!!!”

    This is just Proof that they are serious about ruining our history…

  • Anonymous

    Here are some good books on American History.
    People forget there were four very different groups of people that were from Britain.

    The Anglo Saxon Puritans and Quakers from East Angica and the Scots and Irish.
    And the Scots Irish from the Ulster Plantation.
    The last group Cajuns descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from Acadia)
    Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fisher
    Chaplain’s Dream by David Hackett Fisher
    Born Fighting by Webb about the Ulster Scots
    Israel on the Appomattox  by Melvin Patrick Ely
    Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States by Benjamin Franklin Morris  free e book
    Irish Slave Trade Rhetta Akamatsu
    Emigrants in chains A Social History of Forced Immigration to the Americas 1607-1776
    by Peter Wilson Coldham (This book is about the Irish Slaves)

    Lincoln’s Marxists (16 of Lincolns generals were from Marx)
    All book available on Amazon and Kindle

  • Anonymous

    I read “For King and Country”, a book which tried to paint Washington as a man of “average” ability who was a “social climber”.  The author was trying, but he couldn’t even pull it off.   Washington’s character shines through again and again.  What he pulled off with the army was nothing short of a miracle.  Clearly not the intellectual power of Jefferson or Madison, but his words carried just as much weight if not more.  A leader in every sense of the word.

  • Sunshine Kid

     I’ve read your three consecutive posts and wonder if you really know what you are talking about.  First of all, you did not live in those times; second, male-female relationships were taboo to talk about publicly, so anything written could have been (and most likely were) what is today considered “gossip” without validity nor verification, so to make a picture of the love life of anyone in that time of history is most likely fiction.

    Remember, one of the most sensational films of history is “Gone with the Wind”, simply because of one swear word that today is in common usage, but was rarely used except under the most extreme of conditions, and that was merely sixty-four years ago; you are trying to typify acts more than two hundred years ago, and I do not believe you can do it properly.

  • Sunshine Kid

     As per usual, you have no recourse but to revert to name calling.  This, of course, does not help in the discussion, because your credibility went down the drain with your reference to anyone as being retarded simply because of their political affiliation.

    When you grow up, we’ll have a discussion, OK?

  • Sunshine Kid

     Aktien, please refrain from falling into the same trap the liberals want you to fall into.   Refer to my reply to Stephan Bruno above.

  • Sunshine Kid

     I hope that is sarcasm, bressler.

  • Anonymous

    I appreciate your sensitivity to, and caution regarding the ad hominem issue. But when you look at the true nature of modern liberal “thought” and conduct, the apparent negative characterization might be more accurate and substantive, less hypocritical than one might initially think. But, if it’s counter-productive (not that the caustic Bruno would likely ever be persuaded by conservative viewpoints, even if presented with a “pretty please”), then fine. I’ll think about where that line might be drawn, even though we may disagree. 

  • Anonymous

    This sounds normal coming from the Nazi Broadcasting Corp.     PBS is not far behind.

  • Sunshine Kid

    If you notice in some of my replies to some of the liberal posts, I can be pretty caustic and trade insults with the best of them. But then again, I’m working with trying to educate those with a one track mind on the wrong track.

  • Anonymous

    Frightening at whats been going on right under our noses isn’t it…

  • http://twitter.com/Jennife52596447 JenniferTownsend

    @MMSands:disqus Alan explained I am in shock that any body able to profit $8940 in four weeks on the internet. did you read this site…Mel7.Com

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

     I am so glad the Traitor in Chief cannot legally get a 3rd term. of course He might just declare himself dictator for life one day. I really hope that never happens.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    The people  @  NBC (Nothing But Crap) have no honor, this is a good example of a crime called defamation of character. the writers have no honor or any one who supports this load of trash. anyone who slanders the founding fathers is a dumb fool because they fought for our rights & freedom, too many people have died to give these blessings to us & future generations. If you have no respect for the sacrifices they made, then pack your stuff and move of this country.

  • Anonymous

    No need to reinvent the wheel.  The best mini series ever done on George Washington was in 1984 with Barry Bostwick http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086720/  They did not dishonor this most honorable of men.  They depicted his “crush” on Sally Fairfax, who he would never dally with, the wife of his best friend, Will Fairfax, who helped Washington survey the huge Fairfax family land grant in Virgina. The series was based on James Thomas Flexner’s books.  Please get the rights, show it again and bring it out on DVD.  I have an old set of video tapes on both Washington’s early life and his presidency.  It’s an incredible and good way to show this generation what a real leader is.

  • greywolfrs

    This is wrong on so many levels I don’t know where to begin. How about PMSLSD goes off the air forever, that would be a good start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ned.barnett.3 Ned Barnett

    OK, Glenn, I heard what you had to say about NBC and George Washington, and I listened to your very moving monlogue about the deaths in Israel, and I’ve signed up on the Blaze.  You convinced me, I’ve subscribed.

    FWIW, I’m self-employed (sometimes it feels like I’m self-unemployed), and even $9.95 a month is a stretch.  But you’re doing God’s work, my friend, and I’m going to support you financially.  It won’t be easy, but important things are seldom easy.

    Ned Barnett
    Barnett Marketing Communications
    Las Vegas
    Communications Director, Clark County (Las Vegas) Republican Party, 2009-2010
    Communications Director, Nevada Republican Party, 2009-2010
    Economic Development Speechwriter for Jim Edwards, the first Republican Governor in South Carolina since Reconstruction (later a member of Reagan’s cabinet).
    Adjunct College Professor
    Author of ten published non-fiction books
    9x on History Channel as an historian
    Currently co-authoring a book on how to survive anything from Hurricane Sandy to The End of The World as We Know It

    Lynn and I wish you all our best, Glenn

  • landofaahs

    I never could understand when people say historians years from now will understand better what is happening now better than we who are living it.  Since secrets are held and later uncovered, they can give a different light of course.  But as far as judging the character of people, that is just silly.  What they really mean is that when all the people are dead and cannot defend themselves and all the people who knew them well also are dead, then it will be safe for historians to lie and spin their theories to promote their own agenda.  Some historians should be history themselves. 

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, your good intentions and excellent efforts to date notwithstanding, Americans will fail if we don’t finally figure out or admit who the “they” you mention at NBC and in Hollywood really are. They are not us, never have been. They are anti-Western, anti-Christian and they have inveigled their way into virtually all sensitive aspects of our government, economy and culture, including our churches and schools, taking advantage of our good Christian natures to indoctrinate and wield influence against America’s best interests. They have tried to culturally pervert and economically enslave our nation, especially since the 1890′s, and succeeded in turning America into a modern Babylon. They are determined to distort, destroy or condemn our past, our values and our heroes in order to multi-culturalize us into ignorant oblivion, and our history is not the only one that has suffered at the hands of their mischief. 

    They were vehemently condemned by Christ just before they orchestrated his crucifixion. They then killed most of the Apostles and influenced the Romans to persecute and kill thousands of Christians. Christ identified them and warned us about them, indicting them for all of the deaths of the patriarchs since Abel in the Garden of Eden, but Judeo-Christians and most conservatives and patriots are ignorant or in denial of the identity of the Adversary and his cunning children who constitute much more than a small insidious cabal. Most are unaware that the term “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron and that it and its primary doctrines are only recent historical phenomena. They are unaware that they have been indoctrinated by their own shepherds, mostly trained in co-opted seminaries and Bible colleges, to embrace Christ’s enemies. Some are aware, but are simply afraid to admit or deal with this age-old, but controversial and foundational issue. 

    Our progressive PC culture is a suppressive and vile reminder of the Pharisees and their multitude of followers. Christ, Malachai, Obidiah, Jeremiah and others taught and warned us about them; we only needed to listen. Instead, Americans have allowed their ears to be tickled by Jewish fables, causing us to be proud in our wide and shallow self-righteousness and ignorant of the deeper and narrower path that reveals our identity and victimization. So as that ever stiff-necked people, we again get what we deserve and, consequently, the Adversary is winning for now. Hopefully, His people, the children of the covenants and the promises will begin to awaken as promised in scripture so that we can finally identify our (His) adversaries and act faithfully and bravely as did our forefathers, both anciently and at the American Founding. The sooner the better. 

  • Anonymous

    This form of character assassination against our Founders goes on in virtually every public school in America every day.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    you just said what i’ve been waiting to hear:  “my people are going to be at the white house.”  

    g-d bless you glenn.  i have never had one moment of doubt about what you’ve been doing.  i’m here for the long haul.

    by the way, i’ve been really, really good at asking questions and getting answers in my life. nothing would give me more honor to sit in that press room and be a persistent little piss.

  • Anonymous

    He is a rotten POS thats for sure!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t watch their crap anymore, I love history but when I started realizing they were making things up rather than tell an accurate account I stopped watching.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Her name was Oney Judge. Look her up and then tell me how proud you are of the man.

  • http://twitter.com/Snuffy_Joe Joe Snuffy

    I always refer to NBC as Pravda because they are the most Socialist of the Lamestream media outlets in the nation. 
     
    Pravda in Russian means “Truth”.  The Russians used to have a saying; “There is no Pravda in Pravda” (No truth in truth).  NBC is not different. 

    Why did Russia dump Socialism?  Could it be that after 70 years of experimenting with it they discovered that it just doesn’t work?  Now, Obama and the other useful idiots in his administration and in Congress want to keep pushing towards a Socialist society.  What is wrong with these people? 

    Even though we lost the election (I believe because of missed opportunities) we must not give up the fight to stop these useful idiots from destroying our nation and our Constitution.  I fought hard and lost a lot of friends trying to protect both.  I don’t want to see my efforts and the efforts of good and faithful men and women go to waste on scum like Obama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2NAPSXIXUJPOPPGU6CXVFQFLA Snorri Sturluson

    No one should be surprised by the “end justifies the means” liberal, communist and religious fascist philosophies. Consequently, people should consider forming protective, self-defense groups which includes lawyers. Law suits can be just as effective as and along with street justice in preventing personal physical and psychological abuse by liberals, criminals and associated amoral groups. Note: in China, South Korea, Japan social organizations, i.e.: Tongs, can emphasize and enforce a modicum acceptable behavior towards their members via setting graphic examples.

  • Anonymous

    This is disgusting!  NBC is a disgrace.  However, this is the kind of crap that you should expect out of the administration and its allies in the press trying to discredit our founding fathers.  

  • landofaahs

    They must drag everyone down into the gutter with them. They are bent sicko’s.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Michele Obama:  “we will rewrite history….”  So it goes with the leftists.  Of course they do this with the already deceased who are not here to defend themselves.  Just disgusting.  However, world history shows this has gone on in other countries – erase the existing culture and establish your own.  After a time people forget about the real history.  The left has been slowly but surely doing this for decades now – falsely interpreting the Constitution and hooting about “separation of church and state” which is contained nowhere in the document.  So, this is the MO for people who have nothing to point to to as shining beacons of success for their perceived utopian societies.  I hope all boycott this piece of garbage.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting that they want to make a series about a Washington:  “the George Washington who had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife,” and based upon a biography that says he didn’t.

  • Anonymous

    And Washington never wore a wig!  Shows how much obarmy knows.

  • Anonymous

    My grandson was named after George Washington. Everett (my father) Washington(the father of our country). I think I know someone who can and will do your movie. Email me.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Do I know what I am talking about? Did you hit any of the links to PBS articles that I posted? I am a Fairfax descendant, my 6th Great Grandfather Hezekiah Fairfax worked for George A Washington at “Ferry Plantation” he’s mentioned in Washington Paper’s online, and searchable from the Library of Congress. I am a genealogist, yes I have extensive knowledge on my ancestors relationship to George A Washington. My 6th Great Grandfather Hezekiah Fairfax’s younger half brother Col John Fairfax (title war of 1812) was the secretary for George Washington’s brother Lawrence Washington, their brother in law William Garner – Rev War Veteran was also an over seer for George Washington at Mount Vernon. I stated before the Washington Papers are online and searchable. 

    Link HERE for Washington Papers:

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html

    Do you know what you are discussing? We can’t talk we are typing.

    Sending love letters to your best friends wife has nothing to do with the social mores’ of the day. It’s is what it is. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phyrt Phyllis Thomas

    I choose not to watch NBC. Have found little on their channel that I am interested in. Their news in no longer news. Watch their local new only as far as local news, events and weather. So I will not be watching this. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/62UME5HTXR27Y2TZLECOHTN3FI D

    Even though our founding fathers were guilty of infidelities and inperfections, they tried to live by the virtues of the Bible, they knew the inner power people gain by living accordingly ,also  to avoid the seven deadly sins (we humans are far from perfect, we do try to avoid sin,yet sometimes we fall into it –, BUT we never feel good about it.) Let’s honor our founding fathers for the good they accomplished. Let’s treat them with the same respect the White House is giving to General Petroeus, who is guilty of infidelities and imperfections, but  has also shown virtue in his military career.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this the same network that sent out and backed the lies spewed by Dan Rather about GW? No one will by their lies. We now have a new cause.

    Jay Leno, Get out while you can. These people are liars.

  • Anonymous

    Gutter rats.

  • Anonymous

    Well, and your God is? Yes Mr. President, reporting for duty.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares if he was an adulterer, I’m sure he wasn’t perfect, who is. we all have a ghost or two, right Glenn?   Adultery, thats a family matter not a national one.  I’m sure that GW the Idol, the hero is very different to the reality of the man, sort of like the bible….  story change,facts get left out and stories get retold and added on too.  thats the legend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelly-Samples-Harvey/100000039607169 Kelly Samples-Harvey

    I never watch NBC

  • 11BRAVO3V

    When Mrs. Obama makes a speech that includes a statement that “we need to change our traditions and change our history” does it surprise anyone that NBC would try and do that very thing? One of the things necessary to control someone is control the information they receive. Be it a total blackout or limiting information. In a black out, or deprivation of info, you replace the info with the desired version of events and eliminate the outside sources. When you limit the info you limit the source or the message to the message you desire. Control the media and you control the narrative. Control the narrative and you control the populous. That’s what tyrants do…it’s all about control. Its time to vote with your remote.

  • 11BRAVO3V

     It’s interesting that after nearly a century of communist and socialist experimentation one of the last places it is still welcome is right here in the U.S. of A. The irony hits you like a hammer.

  • 11BRAVO3V

     The Crossing with Jeff Daniels was also excellent. It focused on the crossing of the Delaware and the battle at Trenton, but it was a great movie. No romantic nonsense just good story telling.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MWAAFFBVKAROICVSLJNTZJPMBA HELEN

    So were WJ Clinton, JFK, RFK, and MLK Jr.  That seems not to have tarnished their images…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MWAAFFBVKAROICVSLJNTZJPMBA HELEN

    Nope — Rather was on CBS not NBC.  Letterman not Leno.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly….

  • Anonymous

    Are they really any different Helen?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    the reason they probably want to portray Him like that is because they want Him to be just like they are. looks like Moochelle & the Liar in Chief are getting what they want @ changing our history.

  • Anonymous

     Living secret double lives is not far from the founding fathers. Look at Thomas Jefferson, having sex with his underage slave, I guess that is a family value we need to maintain?

  • Omegaomni

     The founding fathers only wanted white land owning men to control the country. How is that virtuous?

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

     It took progressives to get you christians to stop slavery

  • Omegaomni

    why do conservatives have to deify every person?  Progressives rewriting history? you believe in a magical sky god  FFS

  • Omegaomni

    why do conservatives have to deify every person?  Progressives rewriting history? you believe in a magical sky god  FFS

  • Anonymous

    You have the talking point down, but the historicity and context are still a problem. To compare the Christians of the Founding era to the progressives of today is absurd.

  • Anonymous

    Most conservatives don’t “deify every person,” but many of them honor those who have made exceptional contributions. The damage already done by the tyrannical PC police is unfortunate, but with a proper awakening, we can begin to reverse this cultural scourge. As to progressives and historical revisionism, that’s a no-brainer … just start by reading some of the disgraceful textbooks pumping progressive revisionism and political agenda into our kids heads in school every day. Sky god? You either believe, or you don’t and, in spite of the naive good intentions of some, that’s a difference that is ultimately problematic and irreconcilable. 

  • Anonymous

    Still struggling with that historicity problem shared by many progressives today. In the context of their culture, the Founders were fair and practical. Given a balanced and objective review of their voluminous first-hand record and legacy, it’s clear that many of them were truly virtuous. For example, they would be appalled at socialistic policies of modern progressives who would engage in shameless class warfare to rob one class to support another against their will and replace the absolute and noble concepts of inalienable rights and limited government contained in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution with the relativist philosophy of positive rights and it’s inevitable statist tyranny. I’m sure the Founders would ask, “How’s that virtuous?”   

  • Anonymous

    Still struggling with that historicity problem shared by many progressives today. In the context of their culture, the Founders were fair and practical. Given a balanced and objective review of their voluminous first-hand record and legacy, it’s clear that many of them were truly virtuous. For example, they would be appalled at socialistic policies of modern progressives who would engage in shameless class warfare to rob one class to support another against their will and replace the absolute and noble concepts of inalienable rights and limited government contained in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution with the relativist philosophy of positive rights and it’s inevitable statist tyranny. I’m sure the Founders would ask, “How’s that virtuous?”   

  • Anonymous

    Still struggling with that historicity problem shared by many progressives today. In the context of their culture, the Founders were fair and practical. Given a balanced and objective review of their voluminous first-hand record and legacy, it’s clear that many of them were truly virtuous. For example, they would be appalled at socialistic policies of modern progressives who would engage in shameless class warfare to rob one class to support another against their will and replace the absolute and noble concepts of inalienable rights and limited government contained in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution with the relativist philosophy of positive rights and it’s inevitable statist tyranny. I’m sure the Founders would ask, “How’s that virtuous?”   

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care who is in this movie I don’t care how good it is. I will not watch on minute of it. If they can’t at least tell the truth about President Washington’s character you do not desrve my time. Without him, I am not sure this country would have ever been. He was truly a great man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.w.paine Bob Paine

    The initials NBC now stand for Nothing Broadcasting Corpitulation.

  • Anonymous

    Our founding Fathers were just men, not gods and that’s what makes what they accomplished even greater. If was mortal men who created something so profound that it reaches around the world into men’s hearts and made them dream of coming to America. And bring their families and have worked and fought in our Military to keep the precious Freedoms that brought them to the USA in the first place. I am forever grateful to my Grandparents for choosing the USA as the Country they wanted to settle down and build a future for next generations to come.

  • Anonymous

    Guess the left media will pick on just about anyone but the current prez.

  • Thomas Holleman

    “Religions are alike: based upon fables and mythology.”-Thomas Jefferson

  • Thomas Holleman

    “in every country, in every age, the priest has always been the enemy of liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson

  • Thomas Holleman

    “all the tales of miracles, with which the old and new testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe.”-Thomas Paine.

  • Thomas Holleman

    Did you here what Marco Rubio said about evolution? He is a nut job! Gary Johnson 2016!

  • Jonathon von Tischner

     I wanted to vote for him too
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXhuz764bI

  • Porphyry

    In the early ’80s we had the GW miniseries with Barry Bostwick. It depicted his interest in Sally Fairfax but didn’t suggest adultery. Some print critic complained that the Fairfax relationship wasn’t even historically true.

  • Anonymous

    Hate to break it to you, but Thomas Jefferson having sex with that slave girl is still debatable.  There still isn’t any reliable evidence proving it.

    Also, underage?  By all accounts, the slave girl was 17.  17 was NOT considered underage in the early 1800s, you know.  In fact, it was considered normal for women to be married by 17 years of age in those days.  Many families of the time even tried to match a man for their daughters, some even younger than 17 years of age, long before they even reached the current age of majority just so they can have a good life.

    It was a different time, you know.  17 was NOT considered underage then as they are considered to be now.  Heck, look at Edgar Allan Poe’s case.  Same case there.  Such relationships with others who are now considered to be underage were actually considered normal because at that time those girls were actually of the age of majority.

  • http://mudpuddlebunny.wordpress.com/ MudPuddleBunny

    ah yes, another obama fan, eh? I can tell by the idiocy of what you type and how you people think. Disgraceful.

  • lee66132000

    Oh God!  George Washington was a human being, or have you forgotten?  And Hollywood has portrayed him in both the movies and television before.  Lighten up.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who down plays George Washington’s love of country and duty is un American. The heart ships that not only he and his army suffered but oh poor Martha, by his side during many cold winters, and battles. I’m not a scholar but I’m from New Jersey and if it wasn’t for George, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and all the founding fathers  we would still be speaking the Kings English. If Sally is the only dirt historians can dig up on George my god he was a saint. Look at our country now I know of a few founding fathers and the woman in their lives that are rolling in their graves. I love my country so don’t tread on it or the General who gave up his personal life so I could sit here and write this. What is wrong with NBC have we sunk so low to make a buck tell the truth but don’t cheapen it.I have watched HBO’s John Adams so many times I went though 2 sets of DVDs. No man is a saint if so we wouldn’t need wars. I say thank you to all of them George wasn’t a saint no man is but he went and gave the English a taste of good old American kick a–….Oh we did that twice.. Sour grapes - doesn’t that candy come from England? DW