Skip to comments.George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'
Posted on 12/23/2008 12:25:58 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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You said that there were 300 shut down. Are you saying now that you think that claim may not be accurate?
IMO the historians who say Lincoln did curtail the press to the extent described above are correct.
Then it shouldn't be hard to identify the 300 newspapers, much less 20% of them. Yet I'm not aware of any source that does that. So if it isn't 300 then how many is it? 100? 30? 10? None?
I repeat: I could not care less which ones were shut down -- now I can add that I don't care what the exact number was. It makes sense to me that a president would shut down hundreds of newspapers -- I believe that virtually every little community had a newspaper. Cities had multiple newspapers. No! I am not going to name the thousands of newspapers.
The country was having a civil war -- dare I mention that I read that Lincoln arrested elected officials -- NO I am not going to assemble a list of their names!
.. and I repeat, yes I am open to the possibility that historians could prove beyond doubt that the number of newspapers that Lincoln shut down was not that great.
Looking forward to your contumelies. TIA!
I've noticed that facts don't interest the Southern side much. Not when if comes to blaming Lincoln for everything up to and including a rainy day.
Who is the second Jeff Davis?, that is the real question.