The New York Times, which endorsed President Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, offers “condensed” Inaugural Address on its website. Titled, “The Eight-Minute Inaugural Address,” the “condensed” version whacks off 60 percent of the speech, which the Times suggests is not worth reading.
“The full transcript of President Obama’s second inaugural speech is available here. But for anyone who wants something shorter, The Times has condensed the speech in a way that keeps its main themes. No words have been changed, but roughly 60 percent of the text has been removed,” the note before the “condensed” version reads.
The remaining 40 percent of the speech is left for readers to enjoy. The Times estimates it would take only 8 minutes for Obama to have read their version, and not the 20 minutes that he used earlier today on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.
Here’s the link to the ”condensed” version.”
Source: THE WEEKLY STANDARD