Even Lincoln Battled Fake News


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Fake news existed back in Abraham Lincoln’s day. The difference is: he was able to shut it down. Elizabeth Mitchell joins guest host John McCaa to discuss an incendiary, false story published in two newspapers during the Civil War and how it became a battle of the press vs. the president. Her book is “Lincoln’s Lie: A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House.”

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