I’m all up in AL.com’s shit today. They ran this article with this headline today: “Top 15 pivotal events in Alabama history, so says the state’s chief historian.” For some reason the “so says the state’s chief historian” bit struck me as weird. Sure you’d make that distinction in the article, but why in the headline? Who, other than the states chief historian, is in a better position to assert the state’s most pivotal events?
I do have one idea about why the old al.com wanted to make it very clear that the views represented in this article were the views of the state’s chief historian. It comes from the first item on his list:
A day about 14,000 years ago, give or take 1,000 or 2,000 years: The first human sets foot in what is now Alabama.
Hmmm. Now, let’s cross reference this bit of information with the license plate article al.com ran the same day. Seems like they are going to great lengths to make it very clear that science and history shan’t conflict with Alabama’s christian beliefs that the earth is only 6,000 years old.
Very, very suspicious indeed.