Bill O’Reilly’s book on Lincoln assassination banned from Ford’s Theater

Salon’s Justin Elliott reports that Rae Emerson — the deputy superintendent for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre — “has recommended that Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling new book about the Lincoln assassination not be sold at the historic site ‘because of the lack of documentation and the factual errors within the publication.’” Speaking about his book, O’Reilly said he didn’t want to write another “boring history book.” Thus, he produced what the Christian Science Monitor calls a “sensationalized, suggestive, and overly simplistic” tale of Lincoln’s life.



O’Reilly asserted on his TV program that Ford’s theater will, indeed, be stocking the book, despite “four minor misstatements” and two typos.