This is odd. I posted the transcript of Obama’s jobs speech soon after it was thankfully over. The transcript I copied was from Fox News. This morning Fox is linking to an American thinker piece saying that NPR removed the words “Founder of the Republican Party” (referring to President Abraham Lincoln) from their transcript of the speech. The New York Times printed the transcript with those words in it, but the NPR transcript shows them removed. Fox did not use the words “Founder of the Republican Party” in their transcript. I don’t remember hearing them in the speech, but I was likely in the middle of weary yawn at the time.
At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party.
Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded. The first Republican convention was held in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854.
Such a gaffe would have brought huge amounts of ridicule and derision on George W. Bush, but in the case of Obama the media yawned.
Lesson learned: when the government funds a news source, you can’t count on getting the real, true and accurate news. Defund NPR now.