This video from Discovery Channel is inaccurate to say the least, and is horrible PR for sharks...but is a good summation of the downward spiral of Discovery Channel's Programming. I feel bad even sharing it, but perhaps in doing so you'll know why I disapprove of most of 'Shark Week'.
Here's this week's video breakdown:
This actually looked like a magnificent encounter with a gorgeous shark that was slowly, and rather gently investigating the cage.
Who knows how much of this drama was added by the producers after it was filmed so I don't know how much to criticize the host. From what I hear these shows go in and change the final product so that it is this reality TV drama crap... so if you ever see me on a shitty show like this, before you condemn me, write to me, because there's a good chance what you are being shown is not what was set out to be created.
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.