The Saturday Evening Post began with Ben Franklin??

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Nov 26 00:23:54 UTC 2012

At, the Saturday Evening Post claims:

"The grand legacy of The Saturday Evening Post has endured for nearly
300 years in part due to the creativity and innovation of its
founders, publishers, editors and cover artists. The rich history of
the Post has been thoughtfully reaching its readers since a time
before America yet existed.

"The story of The Saturday Evening Post begins with Benjamin
Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette, first published in 1728, and became
known as The Saturday Evening Post in 1821."

Surely that is a self-generated, not-so-innocent mythologization?  I
am not aware of any continuity.  And there is one not-much- excusable
error -- the Pennsylvania Gazette began in 1728 with Samuel Keimer;
Franklin bought him out in 1729.  (One diplomatic demurrer to the
SEP's claim is Wikipedia.)


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