Lincoln Memorial Video Revised After CNSNews.com Report

July 7, 2008 - 8:05 PM

(CNSNews.com) - The National Park Service has reportedly purchased footage of "conservative - right-wing demonstrations" in order to revise the video shown to visitors at the Lincoln Memorial. The revision follows an exclusive Cybercast News Service report of Feb. 4, 2003, in which conservatives alleged a liberal slant in the video.

According to the Associated Press, Park Service officials have bought video of President Bush, pro-gun advocates and pro-Iraq war rallies and considered removing images of Democratic former president Clinton at the memorial.

The officials said they wanted the video to be politically balanced but would not provide a copy of the revision to the A.P., saying it was still being evaluated.

The Cybercast News Service article from 2003 indicated that the original video, produced in 1994, "appears to suggest that former President Abraham Lincoln would have supported modern-day, left-of-center political causes such as homosexual rights, abortion rights and the modern feminist agenda."

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See Earlier CNSNews.com Stories:
Video Implies Lincoln Would Have Supported Liberal Causes (Feb. 04, 2003)
Congressman Questions 'Controversial' Lincoln Memorial Video (Feb. 06, 2003)
National Park Service Now Reviewing Controversial Lincoln Video (Feb. 06, 2003)
Controversial Lincoln Video Was Part of Student Project (Feb. 11, 2003)
Author of Lincoln Book Calls Memorial Video 'Outrage' (Feb. 13, 2003)
Lincoln Video Opponents Demand, 'Stop the Lies' (Feb. 14, 2003)
Park Service Seeks to 'Modify' Controversial Lincoln Video (March 04, 2003)
National Park Service to Revamp Lincoln Memorial Video (Nov. 10, 2003)
Advocacy Group Warns Park Service Not to 'Rewrite History' (Jan. 15, 2004)

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