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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2012 01:17 am
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Texas Defender

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  Against my better judgement, I decided to look at a new quiz on Lincoln and the war that appeared on the ABC News website today.

  Here it is:

Quiz: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War - ABC News

  The first question asked what Jefferson Davis' occupation was before the Civil War. The answer of course is: "U.S. senator." He resigned from the Senate in January of 1861. This was one of the choices given, but the answer to the question given by ABC was: "Doctor."

  This completely ended my interest in ABC's quiz. Jefferson Davis graduated from West Point and was a soldier, a politician, and a planter. I don't know what medical school ABC thinks that he attended.

  This is what happens when journalists write history and only proves to me that the current day: "Journalistic malpractice" goes beyond news and politics but extends to the Civil War as well.

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