What a crock of shit. Next thing you know they’ll be telling us that Jack isn’t real, Kate Winslet’s boobs are fake, and that Bruce Ismay didn’t tell the captain to speed up. Righttttt. I’m all about staying woke, but this is just one step too far.
Ever since the Titanic sank, killing more than 1,500 men, women, and children, intrigue has always surrounded the tragedy. And here we are, 104 years later, and people are still churning out new theories, one of which claims that a problem that started before the ship left England is actually what caused it to sink.
A new documentary suggests that the sinking of the great ship may have been accelerated by a giant coal fire in its hull that appeared to have started as long as three weeks before it left port to New York from Southampton, England.
Via NY Times:
In the documentary, which was broadcast on Channel 4 in Britain on New Year’s Day, Senan Molony, an Irish journalist who has spent more than 30 years researching the Titanic, contends that the fire, in a three-story-high bunker next to one of the ship’s boiler rooms, damaged its hull, helping to seal its fate long before it slammed into the iceberg.
“It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence,” he argues in the documentary, “Titanic: The New Evidence,” which will air in the United States on the Smithsonian Channel on January 21. “The fire was known about, but it was played down. She should never have been put to sea.”
I’ll be the first to tell you that I want absolutely no part of this theory or documentary. Where are all my fake news truthers? They should be up in arms about this propaganda nonsense.