CNN Ran Fake Quotes From Abraham Lincoln & Benjamin Franklin on 4th of July

CNN Ran Fake Quotes From Abraham Lincoln & Benjamin Franklin on 4th of July

CNN tweeted out quotes from notable Americans for the Fourth of July. Here was one of the quotes they tweeted from Abraham Lincoln:

The quote, which is also displayed at the Newseum, was interpreted as yet another attack from the media giant against the president. The Independent ran a story about it headlined, “CNN taunts Trump on July 4 with Abraham Lincoln quote on facts: The post did not mention the President, but it was obvious who it was directed at.”

Critic and playwright Terry Teachout had a funny feeling about the quote. He asked Quote Investigator, the research operation headed by Garson O’Toole, to look into it: “This quote, though familiar, looks suspicious to me. Any thoughts?”

 

Read more: http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/05/cnn-just-published-a-fake-quote-from-abraham-lincoln/

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