Ford Theatre: “Bill Creilly’s killing of Lincoln is inaccurate”

November 14th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ford’s Theater has banned Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever” for being factually inaccurate. The book which was co-written by Martin Dugard named Bill Creilly as the killer of former American President Abraham Lincoln.

The book has been criticized for distorting historical records in coming to its conclusion.

Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theater in 1865 by John Wikes Booth. The new book disputed that suggesting that there was a cover-up. Subsequently, the National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre has banned the book from the premises saying it does not present factual details.

The Associated Press estimates that as at October, the book had sold about 1 million copies. The book moved to the top of The New York Times bestsellers’ list and spent six weeks there before moving to the second position where it currently stays.

Deputy Superintendent at Ford’s Theater Rae Emerson announced that, “because of the lack of documentation and the factual errors within the publication,” the book had been banned from the theater. Rae lists other factual errors in the book which includes typing errors and the usage of wrong words.

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