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Setrec: Gettysburg Address wasn't just "silly remarks" after all

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LongTimeListener, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Harrisburg Patriot-News reconsiders its 1863 editorial.


    In their defense, they didn't have Twitter to tell them what EVERYBODY was thinking and why they should think it too.

    I like it.
  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    In fairness, even Lincoln at the time didn't much care for the speech either. He had supporters who loved it immediately, but it actually took a little bit for people to grasp just how well done and important that speech really was. At the time, the editorial was not an outlier in its opinion. If Twitter had been around, it might not have changed their minds.

    It's neat they retracted it and a great way to tie in the paper's place in the history of the speech, but they really didn't need to apologize for panning it back then.
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