Dave Stancliff Patriot-News: Sorry Mr. Lincoln – Our editor was probably drunk at the time! blogarama.com

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Patriot-News: Sorry Mr. Lincoln – Our editor was probably drunk at the time!

Good Day World!

It’s bad enough when we make a mistake, but to have a record of that mistake for all to see can be humiliating. Even if it was made back in 1863.

A Pennsylvania newspaper recently retracted an 1863 editorial that dismissed President Abraham Lincoln's now revered Gettysburg Address delivered during the U.S. Civil War as "silly remarks" deserving a "veil of oblivion."

The editorial published on November 24, 1863, missed the "momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance" of Lincoln's speech delivered days earlier, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, said on its website.

"Our predecessors, perhaps under the influence of partisanship, or of strong drink, as was common in the profession at the time, called President Lincoln's words 'silly remarks,' deserving 'a veil of oblivion'," the newspaper said.

"The Patriot-News regrets the error." source

Time for me o walk on down the road….

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