Fox News rewrites history: Lincoln-Douglas debates

May 1, 2008 at 7:16 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Watch the video and then read on for the punch line.

No, it’s not the cheesy line about tricking the intern.

Fox blew it with the image of Douglas. The series of debates were between Lincoln and who were opponents in the 1858 senate race. Stephen Douglas favored a nation comprised of both free and slave states. Lincoln did not see this as a viable option.

Fox News pictured Frederick Douglas, freed slave, abolitionist and author. Not the same Douglas.

If it were April Fool’s Day I’d figure that someone clever was at work. But this seems legit.


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