In Which Team Obama Reveals that it Doesn’t Know Much About History

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on September 10, 2011

And apparently, the media is not as quick to call Team Obama out on its historical scholarship as it is to, say, call out Sarah Palin for not knowing about the ride of Paul Revere.

Now, to be fair, the following is found atop the PBS transcript in light of the kerfuffle:

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original transcript provided on this page, as was noted, reflected the president’s remarks as prepared for delivery and released by the White House. This transcript has been updated to reflect the remarks as delivered and released by the White House.

Fine and good, and no, this is not the world’s biggest deal, but there really can be no doubt about the fact that if a Republican made the kind of mistake regarding history that the President made, the snickering amongst members of the press would have reached us at the speed of light.

UPDATE: Maybe if the President had consulted with his own Press Secretary, this entire problem would have been avoided.

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