On Second Thought, After Researching The LSM Facts, Palin Is Wrong On Paul Revere





On Friday Whitney Pitcher took the LSM to task on their knowledge, or lack of, American history. Today the Governor addressed it on FNS with Chris Wallace:

Courtesy of The Right Scoop:

You can watch the entire interview here

 

The Boston Herald reports:  Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account

Palin insisted yesterday on Fox News Sunday she was right: “Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms.”

In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.”

Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”

 

Kelsey at BarbaricThoughts observes:

I would also add the obvious point: Palin’s remarks were not a misspeak when she said Revere warned the British. Many are asking, “Why don’t you just admit that you misspoke? Why don’t you just say that you meant he warned the colonists?” If that’s what she had meant she could say that. But that’s not what she meant. Let’s take a look at what she actually said:

“He warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms…”

Replace “British” with “colonists,” the supposed correction that Palin critics say she should make:

“He warned the colonists that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms….”

Then it really makes no sense. The colonists were trying to take away our arms? That really would be botched history.

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Earlier today we received an email from commentator Roland of Arizona, noting that the 1994 book by David Hackett Fischer, titled “Paul Revere’s Ride” backs the Governors account on pages 135-6

“At last the [British] officers began to feel the full import of what Paul Revere had been telling them. His words of warning took on stronger meaning when punctuated by gunfire. The sound of a single shot had suggested to them that surprise was lost. The crash of a volley appeared evidence that the country was rising against them. As they came closer to the Common they began to hear Lexington’s town bell clanging rapidly. the captive Loring, picking up Revere’s spirit, turned to the officers and said, ‘The bell’s a’ringing! The town’s alarmed, and you’re all dead men!’” [Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer, pp. 135-6].

Later, Roland  sent us the following email:

On second thought, after researching the LSM facts, Sarah Palin was wrong on Paul Revere

I mean like the LSM points out 24/7, everyone knows that it was an Austrian speaking corpse man named Barack Obama who rode throughout the 57 states that dark night.  And when captured by the British, he signed a written confession and dated it 2008.

Email of the day!

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  • Anonymous

    Wallace thought and would have the listening public believe after saying, ” We know now.”  If the governor did not jump in to explain she was correct and knows her history, a listener would have assumed that  governor had googled the answer too. 

    Listening intently after the governor explained and pointed to him her answer was correct,  Wallace could barely open his mouth and had no choice but admit her answer was corect. 

      Why could he not say, I did not know so I had to google? The arrogance glaring, and so pathetic.

    What would Wallace have said if it not for googling?

    Thanks Sheya for your vigilance and for providing this information.

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  • Anonymous

    Barack Obama:  “The um uh you know British are um coming!  The uh well, you know British are coming!”

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  • Anonymous

     Well, he does seem to hate the British…

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  • Anonymous

    That is some funny stuff. Barrack Obama is No Abe Lincoln that is for Darn Sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Love how people twist historical facts to make them match what Caribou Barbie says.  She knows NOTHING about American history.  Nothing.  And President Obama was MAKING A JOKE when he said “57 states,” referencing that he’d been traveling through lots of states.  He even said, “there’s 57, right?” immediately after.  Sheesh! Give it a rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Love how people twist historical facts to make them match what Caribou Barbie says.  She knows NOTHING about American history.  Nothing.  And President Obama was MAKING A JOKE when he said “57 states,” referencing that he’d been traveling through lots of states.  He even said, “there’s 57, right?” immediately after.  Sheesh! Give it a rest.

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  • Sheya

    Twist historical facts? No it’s you who is  twisting it to go after Palin:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/06/sarah-palin-says-paul-revere-warned-the-british.htmland this for the liberal Boston Harold.http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1343353&srvc=rssAs for Obama joking about 57 states. Well I watched the clip many times, I didn’t see him laughing, and apparently no one in the audience got the joke either.

    Lets say I give that to you, how about him saying Austrian is a language, or that the country was founded 20 centuries ago, or that Europe is a country. Here I’ll let you check out the full collection yourself. 
    http://sheya.com/2010/11/26/obamas-gaffes-the-videos/

    The point of this is not that we think Obama is stupid. Obama is a lot of things but he’s not stupid. He is human and can and will make gaffes. The point is that had Palin made any of those gaffes you’de be going after her with all your might, It’s the hypocrisy. 

    Case in point the Paul Revere. Palin DID get it right, and all historians and experts say so. But you won’t admit that because it doesn’t suit your narrative. Because no way can you admit that you got it wrong this time.

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  • Exactly right, Sheya. If you watch the YouTube video, when Obama referred to visiting all 57 states, you can clearly see he was not “joking”, he also added that he had not yet visited Alaska or Hawaii, making that a total of 59 states he thought existed. Also, he forgot that he had most definitely visited Hawaii. There are many Youtube videos of Obama’s flubs and inability to speak without reading teleprompters. But you never see this as front page news. Palin knows her hundreds year old history, but Obama did not even know the YEAR in which he lives- 2011 (He wrote 2008).

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  • Exactly right, Sheya. If you watch the YouTube video, when Obama referred to visiting all 57 states, you can clearly see he was not “joking”, he also added that he had not yet visited Alaska or Hawaii, making that a total of 59 states he thought existed. Also, he forgot that he had most definitely visited Hawaii. There are many Youtube videos of Obama’s flubs and inability to speak without reading teleprompters. But you never see this as front page news. Palin knows her hundreds year old history, but Obama did not even know the YEAR in which he lives- 2011 (He wrote 2008).

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  • Anonymous

    Wrong on two counts Badgerwoman: Sarah Palin is right on the history and Obama IS a joke!

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  • Obama wasn’t making a joke about 57 states, if you watch the original video, he was trying to say he made 57 state TRIPS, not that there were 57 states.  People need to understand what people MEAN and not take what people say literally out of context.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh who gives a rat’s patootie?  Get over yourself (and Alaska Princess Sparkle).  Those of us who studied history know the truth.  She, who had to go to how many colleges again to finally eke out a degree in “journalism,” knows n.o.t.h.i.n.g.

    Oh, and “RECALL WALKER”

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  • Anonymous

    No. She didn’t get it right.  Ask a historian who isn’t an apologist for the teabaggers.

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  • Sheya

    Ha? So why do you not give Governor Palin the same treatment? Why is it OK to take whatever she says out of context?

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