Lincoln scholar tells O’Reilly: Lincoln would have gone on a comedy show “in a second”

Abraham Lincoln would go on ‘Between Two Ferns’ in a second. He went in the reeds, he played whatever was the most modern, the most cunning, the most unthinkable, unprecedented way to get his message across in a day when there were no press conferences, no culture for press conferences.

— Historian Harold Hozler, rebuking Fox Noise host Bill O’Reilly after O’Reilly suggested Lincoln would not have used comedy to promote the Patient Protection Act. Holzer says Lincoln would have gone on comedy show “in a second”.