You’ve probably already heard that Bill O’Reilly wrote a ‘history’ book about the Lincoln assassination that contains enough factual errors that it was rejected by the National Parks Service for sale at Ford’s Theater. I say you’ve probably already heard it because the media everywhere is chuckling over the humor of pissing off BillO with the ignominy of it all. Now I loves me some O’Reilly bashing, but Chris Rodda asks a very good question about that.
Why isn’t the media going after all the other right-wing pseudo-history? David Barton still appears on TV fairly regularly, and he’s far worse than O’Reilly. The Texas board of education tried to disappear Thomas Jefferson from history textbooks. Aren’t those more significant phenomena than that one lazy loud TV blowhard tried to pretend to be a serious historian and failed?