Obama Makes ‘Historic’ Speech, But Is Oblivious to History
President Barack Obama has received rave reviews for his eulogy Friday (June 26) of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney—the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., who was assassinated by a white-supremacist gunman during a prayer and bible-studies meeting at the church on June 17. The killer also massacred eight others.
But, as Leid Stories points out, the president’s panegyric on several counts was oblivious to history and decidedly revisionist.