YIKES: Martin Luther King’s Daughter Bernice King: “Lincoln Remembered for Signing the Declaration of Independence”
Oh boy, I do not remember this from my American History classes from school … “Lincoln Remembered for Signing the Declaration of Independence”.
From NewsBusters (VIDEO)comes the following miscue on the part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King when speaking at a ceremony to honor the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in our nation’s capital. She stated during her speech, “Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence.” Oops, wanna get away.
BERNICE KING: But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now standing on the National Mall in our nation’s capital.
As also pointed out by NewsBusters, and we will second … this is an obvious case of the misspoken word. I would believe that Ms. King is completely aware that Lincoln did not sign the Declaration of Independence and thus the reason why the MSM did not make such a big deal of this or was it because they were wrapped up in wall to wall coverage of Hurricane Irene?
However, that’s not the real story here. What would the MSM of done if such a comment like “Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence” was made by GWB, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or any Republican? I would dare say that they would have done Breaking News into the hurricane coverage to announce the faux pas. But of course we know there is no double standard in the MSM, is there.