Thursday, January 22, 2009

Drudging up the Bible

Matt Drudge managed to turn a story the Washington Post innocuously titled "Obama Sworn In Again, With Right Words," into this headline:
Drudge has a knack for turning details into headlines and, subsequently, headlines into stories. In this case the new Drudge story came from this detail in the middle of the original article:
After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, 'Congratulations, again.'
I wonder how long it will take before the sincerity of Obama's newer, more precise oath will be called into question because of the missing cultural artifact?

UPDATE: As promised:
“I checked. We have never had a president sworn into office without a Bible.”--
Glenn Beck, Fox News, 1/22/09

Beck is wrong. John Quincy Adams, Theordore Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson did not take their oath on the Bible

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