Accuracy in Media

image screenshot from Alderman Raymond Lopez’s Facebook page

Unidentified vandals burned and vandalized a bust of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln last week, after a lot of charged rhetoric and outrage after violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Antifa, or anti-fascist protesters, squared off against white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the Virginia college town and it led to one woman’s death after being hit by a car driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer.

But, to vandalize a bust of Abraham Lincoln, who was not a supporter of slavery in the Civil War? That sounds like the vandals don’t know American history.

CNN claimed the bust has been vandalized many times before.

The bust was unveiled in 1926 and the vandalism of the bust led to significant damage.





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