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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:45 AM

Conservatives claim criticizing David Barton (The Tea Party's 'historian') is like the Holocaust

What do you do when your credibility is shattering around you? Find proof, work harder, apologize for your mistakes? Of course not! Let's get your friends to call people who question you Anti-Christian, they hate America, and they like the Holocaust. Credibility problem solved!

David Barton is trying to salvage his collapsing support by yet again attacking the religious and political views of his critics, joining American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer today in smearing Warren Throckmorton as a tool of the left. Unfortunately for Barton, more and more conservatives are denouncing his right-wing pseudo-history on the heels of a scathing NPR report and the news that Thomas Nelson has yanked his latest book, “The Jefferson Lies,” from publication.

Now, the former dean of Regent University’s Robertson School of Government—named after televangelist Pat Robertson—and a leading conservative writer is adding his voice to the growing chorus of historians criticizing Barton’s sloppy scholarship. Regent University professor Charles Dunn endorsed the book, “Getting Jefferson Right,” written by professors Throckmorton and Michael Coulter of Grove City College, which is also an evangelical school. “Getting Jefferson Right” debunked many of the claims found in Barton’s book on Jefferson, and Dunn said the book “stands up for truth in scholarship against the prevarications in David Barton’s The Jefferson’s Lies”.

Meanwhile, Barton’s deputy at WallBuilders and radio talk show co-host Rick Green who last week likened Barton’s critics to Adolf Hitler, is now comparing reasoned criticism of Barton to the Holocaust in another post denying that any of Barton’s claims have been “proven faulty”:

Hitler loved to give “examples” of Jewish “offenses” to support his effort to annihilate the Jewish people. Not only were they most often false “offenses,” even if they had all been true it would not have supported the conclusion that the entire race should be wiped out. Any intelligent observer of today’s debate must challenge the premises presented and make sure that the “facts” of the critics support the conclusion they want you to believe. In every accusation I have seen so far in this debate, no premise or conclusion of David Barton has been proven faulty. (I.E. David Barton can say whatever he wants and it's TRUE until someone proves him wrong, but they hate baby Jesus and America so they're still wrong anyway)


http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/conservative-denounces-barton-green-compares-criticism-holocaust

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rfranklin Aug 2012 #1
BarackTheVote Aug 2012 #2
ck4829 Aug 2012 #3
a la izquierda Aug 2012 #4
ck4829 Aug 2012 #6
Initech Aug 2012 #5

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. "We make our own reality..."

 

Seems to apply perfectly in this case.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. NPR story?

What story was this, and where may I hear it?

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 12:12 PM

4. "Who the hell is David Barton?"

asks a la izquierda, a real historian.

Sorry, I know there's the google, and all, I'm just too lazy today. Is he supposed to be a historian?

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:57 PM

6. He plays on TV and for the Christian Right and Tea Party

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:05 PM

5. Nazi tourettes kicking in again?



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