Here’s an amusing interview with David Barton where he admits that he’s not a historian — but only because nobody is a historian. Barton: I really kind of do a whole lot of all of it, but I don’t consider myself a historian because I’m not sure there is such a thing … So I …
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Aug 11 2011
Aug 10 2011
David Barton routinely says crazy things on the Wallbuilders daily radio show. But in a show last week he actually claimed that schools are forcing students to become gay. Seriously. In discussing anti-bullying rules that help protect gay kids from harassment, he and co-host had this appalling exchange:
Jul 23 2014
Glenn Beck recently claimed that his good friend, fake historian David Barton, had been invited to give his usual lecture full of lies to politicians in a former Soviet republic. Now Barton has revealed that it was in the Ukraine, where he told them how to base their entire country on the Bible.
Jul 17 2014
David Barton says that God is going to punish America for not slavishly praising anything the state of Israel does, no matter how destructive or wrong it might be by sending natural disasters that are bound to take place anyway. At the same time, of course, Muslim reactionaries will say that Allah is punishing America …
Jul 07 2014
The Christian right loves to call people contradictory things. Somehow, in their warped minds, President Obama manages to be a Christian, a Muslim and an atheist all at the same time. And David Barton now bizarrely calls Sen. Harry Reid a Mormon atheist.
Jun 21 2014
Glenn Beck and David Barton are friends and allies in the right wing’s courageous war against reality and rationality. And on his show this week, Beck claimed that Barton was being asked by a former Soviet country to come and teach them how to be American.
Jun 09 2014
Even in today’s GOP, the Texas Republican Party is particularly extreme. The state party that once had David Barton as its vice-chairman has been revamping its platform and, predictably, they’ve added some seriously absurd planks. Like wanting to elect judges but not senators.
May 22 2014
Ted Cruz’ father, Rafael, is going to be a real problem for him if he runs for president. He loves the spotlight and he has kept up an unstoppable stream of bizarre and extremist statements for years now. Speaking in Massachusetts recently, he dropped a bunch of little nuggets of stupid.
May 22 2014
Glenn Beck did his best David Barton impersonation once again on his radio show, declaring that “thirty percent of everything in our founding documents comes from one book, the Book of Deuteronomy.” He can’t even keep the lies straight in his head anymore.
May 17 2014
Tom DeLay recently claimed that “God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution.” That’s a monumentally stupid thing to say, but he’s not backing down. And he went on the radio show of David Barton, who lies about history more than any man alive, to offer an equally ridiculous defense of his claim:
May 06 2014
Russell Moore is the guy who replaced Richard Land as the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. In some ways he’s been an upgrade from Land’s rank ignorance and bigotry. But at a recent conference he had this to say, as described by William Saletan.
May 06 2014
Having lost at every level so far, creationist former science teacher John Freshwater has now filed a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, which they will almost certainly deny. Richard Hoppe reports that the writ contains some serious inconsistencies with his previous claims in earlier phases of the case. The writ contains two questions …
May 05 2014
David Barton says a lot of really stupid, bigoted, moronic things, but this one still takes me a little bit by surprise. On his radio show Thursday he actually claimed that women were denied the right to vote as a means of protecting the family.
Apr 23 2014
Glenn Beck’s total lack of self-awareness is truly awe-inspiring. On his show last week he criticized a Nebraska state senate candidate for associating with Grover Norquist who is “truly one of the most dangerous men supposedly on our side.” And he cautions that people ought to know all about the people they’re standing up with …
Apr 02 2014
The Worldnetdaily is furiously promoting an event called Washington: A Man of Prayer, to be held at the U.S. Capitol building on May 7, printing one article after another about it. It’s hosted by Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert and others. Unsurprisingly, the Worldnetdaily is copying a bunch of lies and distortions from David Barton.