Skip to comments.Patriot-News retracts 1863 editorial calling Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 'silly'
Posted on 11/14/2013 5:15:12 PM PST by jmcenanly
When it comes to correcting the record about a timeless speech, no retraction is too late.
One-hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln passionately appealed for the preservation of the union in the Gettysburg Address, the Patriot-News of central Pennsylvania, known back then as the Patriot & Union, is retreating from its stance in 1863 that Abes Civil War speech was silly.
In an editorial about President Abraham Lincolns speech delivered Nov. 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, the Patriot & Union failed to recognize its momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance, the paper wrote on its editorial page Thursday. The Patriot-News regrets the error.
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It isn’t necessary to restate the obvious but it is a remarkably beautiful example of spoken eloquence.
I wonder how many of their readers actually remember reading the editorial?
I have forgotten (again) the name of the guy who gave the main speech and have never even read his speech.
Whenever I'm in Washington, I make it a point to go to the Lincoln Memorial and read the Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural, carved into the walls. Some of the most moving speeches ever given.
It is pretty interesting reading the Patriot and Union News issues in 1863. The Patriot News was running excerpts earlier this year. Many folks in South Central PA were against Lincoln and the war.
I can think of more than one publication TODAY that ought to have their editors arrested and jailed for sedition.
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Thanks lightman for the heads up
intriguing way to boost circulation a few days for a member of the dying “paper” news media.............
Well Lincoln was a little verbose when he said, fourscore and seven years ago. Brevity is valued, clarity is esteemed. He wouldn’t get away with such obfuscation today, by golly! hehe.