I reported recently that David Barton had won a settlement in a lawsuit he filed against two Texas Board of Education candidates who accused him of being “known for speaking at white supremacist rallies.” And he actually had a case there. But now he’s lying and claiming that this vindicates his dishonest and inaccurate historical claims.
Last month, Barton prevailed in his lawsuit and reportedly received a million-dollar settlement and an apology. Predictably, he is now spinning this as a complete and total victory, declaring on his radio program today that his work has now been vindicated in court.
A lot of folks who try to use Barton’s materials, he said, have often found themselves dismissed because “oh, you’re quoting Barton, he’s a discredited historian, he makes up his history. Well, guess what? For those people who have used those quotes and been beat up for it, this now vindicates them as well.”“We don’t want people to be drug down because we get beat up,” he said. “We want them to be able to use historical quotes and not get their brains beat in and so this really is a vindication for everybody who is concerned about original intent and everybody who wants to quote things about the faith of the Founding Fathers or things like that. Now you’ve got a way when they said ‘oh, that’s all made up,’ no, no, no, here’s a judgment, here’s a defamation suit, here’s the court judgment that says that stuff was defamatory, that was false and defamatory.”
No David, you’re lying. Again. Winning that defamation suit has nothing remotely to do with the fact that you lie about history constantly. That fact is absolutely indisputable and easily proven in court if you’d like to file a suit. He simply cannot stop lying. Ever. It’s as natural as breathing for him.