Friday, November 15, 2013


It took a while, but a Pennsylvania newspaper finally retracted an editorial that dismissed what turned out to be a pretty important speech by the president of the United States.

No, not Barack Obama, but Abraham Lincoln.

And yes, the speech in question was the 1863 Gettysburg Address.

At issue was the editorial in the now defunct Patriot & Union of Harrisburg, which called the address "silly remarks" and said a "veil of oblivion" needed to be dropped over them.

It would seem timely as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the famous address.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., published the retraction Thursday, according to Reuters, which reported it states:
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 Patriot -News regrets the error.


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