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Patriot-News retracts 1863 editorial calling Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 'silly'
Fox News ^ | Published November 14, 2013 | Karl DeVries

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 Abe’s Civil War speech was “silly.”

“In an editorial about President Abraham Lincoln’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: lincoln; mediabias
Better late than never
1 posted on 11/14/2013 5:15:12 PM PST by jmcenanly
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To: jmcenanly

It isn’t necessary to restate the obvious but it is a remarkably beautiful example of spoken eloquence.

2 posted on 11/14/2013 5:18:00 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jmcenanly

I wonder how many of their readers actually remember reading the editorial?

3 posted on 11/14/2013 5:32:26 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into:
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To: jmcenanly
This is cute. A witty way to celebrate the anniversary of the Address.

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.

4 posted on 11/14/2013 5:47:48 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Edward Everett.

5 posted on 11/14/2013 5:48:19 PM PST by Publius
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To: P.O.E.; ConservativeInPA; Nextrush; Daveinyork; carriage_hill


6 posted on 11/14/2013 5:58:07 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: jmcenanly

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.

7 posted on 11/14/2013 6:18:10 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: jmcenanly
But the Patriot & Union, a “Copperhead” newspaper in the 1860s, vigorously supported the Democratic Party and, the newspaper says, was still seething after several top editors were arrested and jailed a year earlier by Union troops for suspicion of sedition.

I can think of more than one publication TODAY that ought to have their editors arrested and jailed for sedition.

8 posted on 11/14/2013 6:41:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: lightman; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
Took 'em long enough

PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.


Thanks lightman for the heads up

9 posted on 11/14/2013 6:58:02 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

intriguing way to boost circulation a few days for a member of the dying “paper” news media.............

10 posted on 11/14/2013 7:25:58 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

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.

11 posted on 11/14/2013 8:24:11 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
Today, it would be The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation.
12 posted on 11/14/2013 8:28:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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