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July 2, 2005

Rewriting History
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 12:25 PM * 1 comments

Short version: Rev. Louis Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition is upset that the tourist video shown at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC is too liberal. Always eager to please constituents, the National Park Service is spending $20,000 to fix the tape (made by high school students in 1994). Via The Carpetbagger Report:

Here’s a classic example of how far conservative thinking has strayed from reality. In order to make the Lincoln Memorial’s tourist video more conservative, the NPS will add video of a 1997 rally held by the Promise Keepers and footage of a well-attended march in Washington after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. What’s wrong with these? Nothing — except they weren’t held at the Lincoln Memorial. For whatever reason, most of the major events at the memorial, throughout the 20th century, have dealt with progressive caucus (civil rights, opposition to war, gender equality, etc.). In the interest of “balance,” the right is demanding the addition of footage from events that took place elsewhere. In other words, to make the right happy, we’re supposed to ignore historical reality. Typical.

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