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Abraham Lincoln

NewJAl Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:06 AM
Unfortunately, contrary to reading well researched and accurate stuff like O'Reilly's book, many a citizen will think the movie is reality and accurate History. Not so. A minor illustration: Lincoln did not tolerate crude language or profanity, even from his military leadership, and said so. The producers took poetic license, in this case, as they usually do. People go away with impressions that are inaccurate, and may or may not be significant. What they see on the screen may be light years away from the real man.
deestafford Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:55 AM
I heard the screen writer of "Lincoln" on the radio over the weekend and he discussed how he made up much of the dialogue and how great he thought Lincoln was. He also talked about how great he thinks Obama is and he will go down in history in the same category as Lincoln because you have to judge him by his intentions rather than the results. Also, he said we started on the road to destruction with the election of Reagan and we have to get over this "psychopatic love of individualism" and think about what is best for society as a whole. As you can see leftist propaganda is working well in the movies such as Lincoln and Les Miserables because people are taking them as factual and unbias.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...