Monday, November 5, 2012

What the Fox News of 1800 Said About Thomas Jefferson

If you care to, feel free to substitute "MSNBC" for Fox News, see below.
"...With Jefferson as President, so warned one newspaper, "Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood, and the nation black with crimes."..."
-the Connecticut Courant, 1800 via the University of Virginia

I match the Whigs with the Democrats and the Federalists with the Repubs but it could as easily be the other way around.

Here is a Whig commenting on Jefferson's 1800 opponent:
John Adams is a hideous hermaphroditical character with neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman....
-Richmond Examiner
So far in this 2012 campaign we haven't seen either candidate accuse the other of possessing two sets of genitalia.
But there's still time.