Shocking News: Barton Caught Lying Again

If it seems like I do a post like this at least once a week, it’s because I do. More accurately, it’s because David Barton tells a lie at least once a week and Warren Throckmorton usually catches him at it. The latest is his dishonest attempt to defend his claim that the Bible says there will never be an AIDS vaccine. Here’s what Barton had to say:

The headlines came out and said, for the first time ever an HIV vaccine shows success in trial. Oh my gosh, I guess there is, I guess I must have misinterpreted the Bible, cause the Bible’s true, and then six weeks later, they came out with this that says, NIH halts trial of HIV vaccine after it fails to work. The newspaper said it worked but none of the medical evidence said that it worked. So they still don’t have a cure.

Leaving aside the fact that a vaccine is not the same thing as a cure, Throckmorton points out the lie:

The problem with Barton’s presentation is that the second headline didn’t come out “six weeks later.” Rather it came out four years later in 2013 and was about an entirely different attempt to create a vaccine.

The Yahoo News article Barton referred to (the second headline) is only available via Internet Archives and is dated April 26, 2013. The Yahoo article linked to the NIH announcement that the HVTN 505 clinical trial had been halted. The HVTN 505 trial results had nothing to do with the earlier success of RV 144. The RV 144 trial was reported in 2009, the same year that the HVTN 505 started.

At this point, I’m not sure Barton ever tells the truth about anything at all.

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  • matty1

    Hello, he lied

  • ArtK

    Only once per week?

    Q: How can you tell that David Barton is lying?

    A: His mouth is moving and sound is coming out.

    Q: How does David Barton change a light bulb?

    A: He doesn’t. Light bulbs are an insult to God who is the One True Light.

    Q: How does David Barton lie in bed?

    A: Yes

    They were going to do a remake of Liar, Liar about David Barton, but the idea of Barton ever telling the truth was just too implausible.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.

  • Deacon Duncan

    He’s honest about one thing: he IS a Christian.

  • lorn

    Another day, another David Barton lie.

  • John Pieret

    I’m not sure Barton ever tells the truth about anything at all.

    Didn’t he once admit that one of his quotes was mistaken? Oh, right … “mistaken” = “caught.”

  • Gregory in Seattle

    Excuse me a moment: I must fetch my pearls so as to have something to clutch.

  • jnorris

    I am sure Mr Barton has copies of the peer-reviewed articles on both studies along with the authors’ draft copies in his vast, secret archive of original documents. Funny how he only used the Yahoo and Popular Science news briefs.

  • StevoR

    @ Deacon Duncan : “He’s honest about one thing: he IS a Christian.”

    I think the original Rabbi who founded that group if he existed as portrayed in the New Testament would disagree with him on that claim though! Lying is supposed to be unChristian along with greed and cruelty and a lot of the other things they supposed followers of that faith seem to advocate for these days.