Skip to comments.Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks
Posted on 07/01/2013 12:39:15 PM PDT by cotton1706
On Sunday, a stunned audience sat in silence as Doris Kearns Goodwin turned the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 150th anniverary of the Battle of Gettysburg into a political lecture focusing on women's and gay rights. Missing from much of her keynote: Gettysburg.
Self-centered, insular, and oblivious to the occasion, the historian who was infamously caught plagiarizing merely recycled much of what she has said before about herself in previous speeches. And her rambling, self-promoting, and borderline inappropriate lecture touched upon nearly everything except for the heroic sacrifices made on that battlefield.
In so doing, she desecrated the hallowed land on which she spoke, dishonored Gettysburg's honored dead, and disrespected the nearly 8,000 Americans in attendance who did not come to Gettysburg to hear about her life's story and a progressive history lecture.
Before even referencing President Abraham Lincoln, Kearns Goodwin started her speech by mentioning President Lyndon Johnson. In fact, more of her speech was devoted to Johnson and herself than to Lincoln, Grant, Lee, and Gettysburg. Boasting about all the presidents she has researched, Kearns Goodwin said her only worry was that in her afterlife all of the presidents about whom she has written or plagiarized will confront her to complain and point out inaccuracies in her work.
She said the first person who would confront her in her afterlife would be Lyndon Johnson, who she said would scream at her, "how come that book on the Kennedys is twice as long as the book you wrote about me?"
After briefly--and in an obligatory manner--actually mentioning Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Kearns Goodwin could not stop herself from rehashing her civil rights stories.
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I watched it for about 10 minutes and was stunned. It was all about her and LBJ.
Unless she repents, she will have other concerns in the afterlife...
Why would anyone voluntarily go to hear Doris Kearns Goodwin speak about anything?
And why do we say her middle name? Is she a serial killer that we haven’t heard about? Or are they just doing it in anticipation that one day she will murder others?
What will she say to Ted Kennedy where she’s going?
I’ve always thought of her as the Mother of Revisionist History. Writing “history” the way she wants it to be.
“a stunned audience sat in silence....”
Whose fault is that? Be idiots and sit there, but don’t run to the internet and complain later.
Boo or get up and leave.
in her afterlife she will know many...all her friends will be there waiting to welcome her..gonna be HOT there just like it is in AZ...
She has recycled that old canard about how LBJ used to come ito her bedroom and sit on the edge of her bed when she stayed at the ranch while researching her book that I wonder if she slept with him to get her interviews,
I, too, see plagiarist written across her forehead whenever I see her on TV. I don’t know how any self respecting producer can book her on a panel.
DKG thinks Lyndon Johnson wrote the Gettysburg Address but was plagiarized by Lincoln.
I was draft age when LBJ was prez. Any fan of his is coo coo for Cocoa Puffs, in my opinion.
I’d be interesting in knowing what type of jag-off invited her to speak at Gettysburg. She isn’t fit to attend a Halloween garden party dressed up as a bag of manure.
Ive always thought of her as the Mother of Revisionist History. Writing history the way she wants it to be.
Same here. She’s a progressive snob. Most don’t know history well enough to recognize her revisionist tripe.
Just another LBJ historian who looks past Johnson and some of his Mafia friends shooting their way into the White House.
JFK was hit. And hit by professionals. Shortly before his death E. Howard Hunt admitted in a video given to his son that he was in Dallas that day as “backup”. Hunt says the hit was put in place by Johnson. And it was Johnson who benefitted most.
Oswald was nothing but a patsy.
Neeee-ver heard of her.
There is no question in my mind that LBJ seduced Kearns in the biblical sense and Kearns has been enthralled ever since. Her academic work is virtually worthless.
“She said the first person who would confront her in her afterlife would be Lyndon Johnson”
No, it will be a squad of Union privates who will escort her to the gates of Hell where she belongs.
IMO, she’s a serial “killer” of truthful, non-plagiarized history so she’s earned her three-name moniker. I’m with you on wondering why anyone would voluntarily choose to submit themselves to hearing her drivel.
What can you expect of a woman who as a child played “make believe” where she and her friends were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg!
And another conspiracy theory idiot makes himself known on Free Republic...
Please stop dragging FR thru the mud with your nutball posts.
THANKS (don't bother responding 'cause I ain't interested)
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