Friday, 15 November 2013

Press Mocks Gettysburg Address

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The day after Lincoln's speech, a speech since learned by heart by thousands, the Patriot & Union devoted all of one (derisive) paragraph to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them, and that they shall be no more repeated or thought of.

Mark Twain
“If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”
― Mark Twain

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