Skip to comments.CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln
Posted on 07/05/2017 2:49:09 PM PDT by grayboots
CNN tweeted out quotes from notable Americans for the Fourth of July. Here was one of the quotes they tweeted from Abraham Lincoln: "Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe"-Abraham Lincoln
The quote, which is also displayed at the Newseum, was interpreted as yet another attack from the media giant against the president. The Independent ran a story about it headlined, CNN taunts Trump on July 4 with Abraham Lincoln quote on facts: The post did not mention the President, but it was obvious who it was directed at.
Critic and playwright Terry Teachout had a funny feeling about the quote. He asked Quote Investigator, the research operation headed by Garson OToole, to look into it: This quote, though familiar, looks suspicious to me. Any thoughts?
Three hours later, Quote Investigator had found a quote with some similarities, and some differences, to the one being put out by CNN:
(Excerpt) Read more at thefederalist.com ...
And the hits just keep on comin’...!
Even if the quote was accurate, truth and facts have no place in CNN’s broadcasts.
CNN is in quicksand of its own making. The harder they struggle to free itself, the deeper it sinks. They know no way out, even though it is right in front of them. All they need to do is admit they were wrong, start reporting actual news facts without their added spin and fire anyone who doesn’t stick to the actual truth. By watching their actions, that isn’t coming anytime soon.
CNN is the reality TV show in search of a news network.
A lot of people didn’t know Lincoln was a break dancer.
Maybe CNN will pick this up and report it. :)
“Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet”.
Abe’s favorite tv show was Dukes of Hazards.
Nice quote anyway. Any sane person would see it from Trump to CNN and not the other way round.
This quote is *NOT* fake!
It was one of Honest Abe's favorite things to say
...when he was out vampire hunting.
Lincoln said this when he led his people out of Egypt.
Lincoln was by far our most eloquent president but at times it seems like he's been credited with twice the number of comments that he actually said.
When the stock market crashed Abraham Lincoln got on the TV and made the country feel better about itself.
That’s true. He actually performed a wicked Break Dance routine at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ;-)
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