Maureen Dowd’s op-ed piece comes on the heels of Joe Courtney’s calls for Steven Spielberg to acknowledge the mistake before Sunday’s Oscars.
op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday became the latest to criticize Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated for its historical inaccuracy.
Earlier this month, Joe Courtney, a Democratic congressman from Connecticut, wrote to the director saying that the movie incorrectly showed two of his state’s House members voting "nay" against the amendment for the abolition of slavery. He asked Spielberg to acknowledge the error before the Feb. 24 Oscars — where is nominated in 12 categories, including best picture — and fix the scene before the movie’s DVD release. (Spielberg has said he would give the DVD to any middle or high school that asks for it.)
"I’m a princess-and-the-pea on this issue, but I think Spielberg should refilm the scene or dub in ‘Illinois’ for…
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