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November 16, 2013

150 years later, newspaper prints a Gettysburg redress

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The Patriot-Union said that with the anniversary of the speech, “the time was ripe” to clear the air.

“Really, this isn’t a question of journalism ethics, as would be the case with a serious retraction,” the paper’s deputy opinion editor, Matthew Zencey, wrote to iMediaEthics.org, which monitors media errors, apologies and retractions.

“It was more a way of using the 150th anniversary to say, with a wink, ‘Gee, can you believe what rock heads ran this outfit 150 years ago?’ “

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