The Animal Channel had that mermaid program on a while back. I was mildly annoyed they made fake evidence appear as if it were real. The reaction I got discussing it was, of course it was fake, making me feel a bit foolish. Now the Discovery Channel has put on a program pretending they had evidence of a Megalodon sinking a boat. Apparently the disclaimer was a tiny bit more prominent than the mermaid program's was, but a lot of chatter is echoing on the Net that people are disappointed in the Discovery Channel. Oddly, people rarely complain about all the other programs presenting fake evidence or failing to point out any rebuttal to the claims of ghosts, aliens, psychic detectives, Bermuda Triangle, etc. I also find fictional movies on the History Channel disconcerting but I've long ago given up thinking that channel is actually about history. Considering how little truth one finds in the mass media these days, I find it all amusing and worrisome at the same time. We don't do enough to teach people how to think critically as it is. I only see things getting worse since marketing fake science is so profitable and very few programs are on that make real science interesting to the general public.