‘History’ Channel Uses George Washington Picture to Commemorate Gettysburg Battle

Fake history in the era of fake news.

The History channel made an embarrassing mistake on Monday, tweeting out an image of George Washington commanding an army to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg -- something that happened 64 years after his death. What’s worse, it has yet to be corrected. (UPDATE: It has been corrected, in that it was deleted. Here's a screen cap that can live on.)


It didn’t take long for the channel to be criticized for missing the mark so catastrophically. Apparently, this is what happens when Pawn StarsAncient Aliens, and searches for bigfoot replace learning real history. Even the people running the network can't tell the difference anymore.: