Six Months Later David Barton Still Hasn’t Explained His Earned Doctorate

In early September of 2016, self-styled historian David Barton posted the following video:The day after he posted the video, he removed it from his Wallbuilders website and Facebook page. He has never addressed why the video was up for a day and then gone.Barton ridiculed progressives for disbelieving his claim to have an earned doctorate. Then all of a sudden the video was removed and he stopped talking about his doctorate. None of the people who rely on his work apparently care … [Read more...]

Arkansas Legislator Wants Howard Zinn’s History Books Banned from School; Why Not David Barton’s Book Too?

From the indispensable Arkansas Blog by Max Brantley: Just in from Rep. Kim Hendren: Legislation to prohibit any publicly supported schools (you, too, charters)  from including in curriculum or couerse materials any books or other material authored by Howard Zinn. The usual target is Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Remember in 2012 when the History News Network asked readers to rate the least credible history book in print? Zinn's A People's History was scorned, coming in s … [Read more...]

Ecclesia College President Oren Paris Among New Indictments in Arkansas Bribery Scandal

The other shoe dropped today.After Arkansas state representative Micah Neal was indicted for his part in a kickback scheme involving Western Arkansas non-profits, including Ecclesia College, speculation mounted that state senator Jon Woods would also be indicted. The fate of others mentioned in the Neal indictment was not as clear. However, today a federal grand jury released indictments of Woods, Ecclesia College president Oren Paris III and their mutual friend Randell Shelton, Jr.Read … [Read more...]

David Barton Again Whitewashes Thomas Jefferson Views on Race

Yesterday, David Barton came to Thomas Jefferson's rescue after a statue of the third president was defaced last weekend at Jefferson's alma mater the College of William & Mary. Those who attacked the statue painted Jefferson's hands red and wrote "slave owner" nearby.Indeed, Jefferson was a slave owner at the same time he made some steps to end the slave trade. He signed the bill ending the slave trade in 1808. However, Jefferson owned slaves at the same time he signed that bill into … [Read more...]

Announcement for Rick Saccone’s U.S. Senate Bid Featuring David Barton

I mentioned it before but we have a Wallbuilder in the PA Senate race. Here's the announcement for the big debut.Join us Monday, February 27 at 11 AM at The Capitol Rotunda! pic.twitter.com/jBqKAA7fN0— RickSaccone4Senate (@RickSaccone4Sen) February 15, 2017It is surreal that doctorate faker Barton still has a significant following. Once upon a time, faking academic credentials was considered a serious problem. Now it doesn't matter if you support the right candidate. … [Read more...]

Fan of David Barton to Run for PA Senate Seat

PA State Rep. Rick Saccone tweeted this announcement on Thursday:We will have our big kickoff rally in the capitol rotunda 27 feb 11am. David Barton will intro me. So blessed. Come join us in hburg.— Rick Saccone (@Ricksaccone1) February 10, 2017As a GOP state representative, Saccone sponsored a resolution proclaiming 2012 as The Year of the Bible in PA. He is also behind the effort to place the motto In God We Trust on display inPA public schools.Saccone has an earned PhD … [Read more...]

David Barton Inaccurately Criticizes the Wrong Academic

John Fea is rightfully perplexed over being criticized by self-styled historian David Barton.  In a recent speech, Barton went after the wrong academic.On the Wallbuilders Live radio show, host Rick Green played a segment of a speech Barton gave at something called Dallas Pro-Family Legislators Conference. In the speech, Barton falsely identified John Fea as the academic who critiqued Barton's claim that John Locke cited the Bible over 1500 times in his Two Treatises of G … [Read more...]

Today’s Lesson in White Privilege is Brought to You by David Barton

Yesterday, Right Wing Watch posted some audio of David Barton lamenting his status as white, Christian male. Want to understand white privilege? Today's lesson is brought to us by Mr. Barton. On the American Pastor's Network radio show, Barton said (audio posted by RWW): Every item in the Bill of Rights is given to every individual, it’s not given to groups, but today, the Supreme Court says the purpose of the Bill of Rights is to protect the minority from the majority. Now how stupid is that? B … [Read more...]