Old Goat says .." You're holding the watch tower to a standard the history channel does not meet."
With respect , the History Channel doesn't claim to be God's sole channel of communication. If it did , then we would rightly expect that even in "seemingly insignificant details" they would be accurate. And if they weren't , they would publish corrections and admit faults , which the WTBTS never does.
The point I see is that the WTBTS often speaks positively about Jehovah's representatives in bible times (of whom they claim to be the modern day equivalent) as being candid & honest about their failings. They also often quote the scripture in Luke 16:10 - "He that is faithful in least is faithful in much."
What angers me about the WTBTS is that in so many ways , some petty , others much more substantial , they deliberately misrepresent themselves to present a positive image - "airbrushing" , if you like , their past and present activities.