David Barton’s Conservative Critics: Debunking the Liberal Attack Claims

To promote David Barton's second edition of The Jefferson Lies, World Net Daily, Glenn Beck, and David Barton claim the first edition was pulled from publication by publisher Thomas Nelson due to ideologically motivated attacks by liberals.World Net Daily:Despite the wildly popular success of the original hardcover edition, or perhaps because of it, a campaign to discredit Barton’s scholarship was launched by bloggers and a handful of non-historian academics. What happened next was s … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz’s Super PAC Hosts Ted Cruz’s Campaign in Iowa

From the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Ted Cruz is heading to Waterloo for a rally hosted by Keep the Promise Super PAC which will feature Cruz and his national campaign co-chairs, Steve King and Bob Vander Plaats. The Super PAC's coordinator and the director of Glenn Beck's charity Mercury One, David Barton, will be speaking too. Oh, Beck will speak too. I'm sure this is just happening with no coordination between the campaign and the Super PAC. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Wallbuilders Double Down on The Jefferson Lies Accusations


In his new edition of The Jefferson Lies, David Barton claimed that I recruited Jay Richards to find Christian historians who would engage in a campaign against him. That charge is still false.I denied the charge in a post here and in a review on The Jefferson Lies Amazon page.Today someone at Barton's organization, Wallbuilders, replied to my review with an accusation that I told one story in the review and another story to some undisclosed persons. See below: I then … [Read more...]

David Barton Removes Claim About Chaplains at the University of Virginia in New Edition of The Jefferson Lies

In the 2012 edition of The Jefferson Lies, David Barton claimed to debunk the notion that the University of Virginia (founded by Jefferson) had no chaplains. He took up this as one of his major points as evidence that Jefferson established UVA as a "transdenominational" college. See below from the first edition of The Jefferson Lies: 4. Did the University of Virginia Have Chaplains?The modern claim that the University of Virginia had no chaplains is also easily disproved by original … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About David Barton’s New Edition of The Jefferson Lies (Press Release)

What You Need to Know About David Barton's New Edition of The Jefferson LiesContact Warren Throckmorton, warrenthrockmorton@gmail.comGROVE CITY, Penn., Jan. 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday was the official release date of the second edition of "The Jefferson Lies" by Ted Cruz's Super PAC coordinator David Barton. Published by World Net Daily, the second edition promises to answer Barton's critics and restore Jefferson's reputation.However, there is much World Net Daily … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck: “Liberal Bastards” Had David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies Pulled from Shelves

Even though the book has been available on Amazon for over two weeks, yesterday was the official release of the second edition of The Jefferson Lies by David Barton. To promote the book, Glenn Beck was in typical hyperbolic mode throughout the day on his network. I caught some of the radio segment and watched Barton's appearance on Beck's afternoon television show. Prior to Barton's television appearance, Beck introduced the segment by trashing me as a leftist psychology professor.Earlier on … [Read more...]

David Barton, John Locke’s Two Treatises, and the Real Reason Thomas Nelson Pulled the Jefferson Lies

This post is inside baseball for those who are keeping up with the controversy surrounding David Barton's history writing.One of David Barton's frequent claims is that John Locke referred to the Bible 1500 times in his Two Treatise on Government. He said this to a Ukrainian audience and claimed it again in his new edition of The Jefferson Lies. From the new edition: And in his Two Treatises of Government (1689 – a work about the proper role of government that was openly praised by Jefferson … [Read more...]

Upon Hearing of David Barton’s New Television Venture…


Twitter said:@JohnFea1 Oh boy! Michele Bachmann! Now we'll finally be learning something!— John Haas (@haas1235) January 9, 2016@AndrewLSeidel @JohnFea1 As if @wthrockmorton didn't have enough to do already! Is Barton's show on the Sci-fi channel?— Rob Major (@RobMajor4) January 9, 2016@JohnFea1 "Noted historian David Barton." Yes, noted for having a book recalled by the publisher because it was filled with fabrications.— Kevin M. Kruse … [Read more...]