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The Jefferson Lies

Two Years Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' Was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.10.2014 | Media
Chris Rodda

The Jefferson Lies was Barton's first "history" book to be published by a major publisher -- Thomas Nelson, one of the largest American trade publishers and the world's largest Christian publisher.

Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies (Because They Still Need to Be Debunked)

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

Over the last couple of weeks, I've seen a number of articles about pseudo-historian David Barton's "comeback." My first thought upon seeing these articles was "what comeback?"

Where is That Simon & Schuster Edition of The Jefferson Lies That David Barton Has Been Promising?

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

Exactly one year ago today, on August 9, 2012, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson took the virtually unprecedented action of pulling one of its books from publication due to the book's many inaccuracies. That book, of course, was David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.

One Year Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Chris Rodda

One year ago today, on April 10, 2012, a new book hit the shelves -- David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

Think Again: More Tea Party Fiction

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Among the most recent trees to fall in the forest of Tea Party fiction is the work of alleged "historian" David Barton. Unfortunately, the Barton saga is all too typical of the Tea Party ethos -- one that many in the mainstream media have frequently given a free pass.

David Barton Tells Glenn Beck a More Obvious Lie to Refute the Refutation of a Less Obvious Lie

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.17.2012 | Media
Chris Rodda

On Thursday's episode of Glenn Beck's web-based GBTV show, Beck's guest was none other than pseudo-historian David Barton, who, as everybody knows by now, just got his bestselling book The Jefferson Lies pulled by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson.

Book Claiming To Expose Liberal 'Lies' About Thomas Jefferson Exposed As Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion

Following widespread criticism from a diverse group of scholars, as well as the threat of a boycott by Cincinnati pastors and church leaders, publishe...

Did Virginia Law Prevent Thomas Jefferson From Freeing His Slaves?

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Nearly two centuries after his death, Thomas Jefferson continues to be the subject of competing claims about his public policy and his private beliefs. Public discussion has heightened lately due to the publication of evangelical writer David Barton's new book.