Jay’s Jokes: History Channel plans a new show in wake of Amelia Earhart debacle

U.S. National Archives

This undated photo discovered in the U.S. National Archives by Les Kinney shows people on a dock in Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. A new documentary film proposes that this image shows aviator Amelia Earhart, seated third from right, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge. The documentary “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” which airs Sunday, July 9, 2017, on the History channel, argues that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands, were picked up by Japanese military and that Earhart was taken prisoner.

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Last week, the world thought it might have found Amelia Earhart in a photo showing her held captive by the Japanese. A facial recognition expert told the History Channel it was highly likely a man in the photo was her navigator, Fred Noonan. But then an intrepid blogger found that exact photo in a Japanese book published two years before Amelia disappeared. The History Channel is planning a new show in which experts clearly find egg on the face of the facial recognition expert.

The History Channel’s new theme music should be a chorus of sliding trombones.

This is so disappointing. I mean, the History Channel has been so spot on in its Ancient Aliens series.

“When you see the analysis that’s been done, I think it leaves no doubt to the viewers that that’s Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan,” a former assistant director for the FBI told the History Channel for its exclusive report. Too bad that analysis didn’t include…

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