David Barton Controversy in World Magazine’s Top 25 Stories for 2012

At #3 and #5 of the top 25, two of the articles on David Barton's book, The Jefferson Lies, brought World Magazine lots of traffic in 2012.The third most read article was The David Barton Controversy and the fifth was Lost Confidence which reported the removal of The Jefferson Lies from publication by Thomas Nelson publisher.Watch for more on this story in early January. … [Read more...]

Kirk Cameron vs. Paul Finkelman on Jefferson and Slavery

Although Kirk Cameron cites none of his own research, he refers approvingly to an article by Stephen McDowell (Providence Institute) which is hosted on the Wallbuilders website about the Founders and slavery. McDowell refers to Thomas Jefferson but does not give the whole picture. Historian Paul Finkelman in the NY Times accentuates the negative but reports Jefferson's racist views and his active involvement in owning slaves much more accurately.As we document in Getting Jefferson Right, J … [Read more...]

The Paul Edwards Show: Getting Jefferson Right and the David Barton Controversy

Paul Edwards podcast on Wednesday, November 14 was devoted to the David Barton controversy, Getting Jefferson Right and The Jefferson Lies.Check it out here. … [Read more...]

Price Reduced – Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President

   Until early next week, I am lowering the price of the Getting Jefferson Right in paperback to $9.95 (23% off) and the Kindle version to $3.99 (20% off).It will take awhile for the Kindle price to change on Amazon but you can get the lower price on the paperback from our CreateSpace site now.  Just click the link for CreateSpace.The book is a must for anyone on your gift list who knows about the David Barton controversy or who like Thomas Jefferson and/or American history.To read re … [Read more...]

David Barton Self-Publishes The Jefferson Lies

After blasting us for self-publishing Getting Jefferson Right, David Barton is self-publishing The Jefferson Lies via Wallbuilders Press. Chris Rodda discovered and reported this last week.Barton told the world after his book was pulled from publication that he had a publisher in the wings bigger than Thomas Nelson. Glenn Beck said he would publish the book but apparently this is on hold or off completely.  … [Read more...]

David Barton: Where is the evidence?

Soon after Thomas Nelson pulled David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, Barton went on Bryan Fischer's radio show to sling ad hominem attacks at me. On that show, he promised to release proof that he was right in his claims about Thomas Jefferson. He said at 2:34 into the clip below that he was "releasing pieces now one at a time" which would refute the work we did in Getting Jefferson Right. Again at about 6:50, Barton promised to release information showing how "silly" our claims are. Then at 9:18, … [Read more...]

Michael Coulter and I will be on a Blaze webcast at 1pm

Here is the link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/watch-todays-live-blazecast-one-hour-with-david-bartons-harshest-critics/ (The video is now embedded at this link.)Michael Coulter and I will be guests with Scott Baker and Billy Hallowell on The Blaze webcast today at 1pm. The Blaze is Glenn Beck's news website. We will be discussing our book Getting Jefferson Right and related matters.The link to the live broadcast (saved for later viewing also) will be available on front page of The B … [Read more...]

Another Evangelical Scholar Critiques David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

Back in August, Glenn Sunshine, one of the evangelical scholars Jay Richards asked to read Getting Jefferson Right and The Jefferson Lies, provided a summary of his reactions to both books on his blog. Better late than never getting it on the blog here.Prof. Sunshine cannot be accused of being a leftist (check out his blog) and has used Wallbuilders' materials in the past. … [Read more...]


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