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, … Continue reading “David Barton's Conservative Critics: Debunking the Liberal Attack Claims”

World Net Daily and David Barton Claim Political Correctness Doomed The Jefferson Lies

On Friday of last week, World Net Daily published something called “Anatomy Of An American Book Banning.” Believe it or not, World Net Daily and David Barton are hoping to convince readers that Barton’s book was pulled from publication due to political correctness. The subtitle of the article is: How New York Times bestseller was … Continue reading “World Net Daily and David Barton Claim Political Correctness Doomed The Jefferson Lies”

Reaction to the Supreme Court Ruling Requiring Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

In the most anticipated decision of the term, the Supreme Court this morning ruled that The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State. The decision … Continue reading “Reaction to the Supreme Court Ruling Requiring Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages”

More of the Story Behind the Demise of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies

On his Wallbuilders show last Friday, David Barton belittled the number of Facebook followers Getting Jefferson Right has. I replied: At the end of the broadcast, the gang makes light of the number of Facebook likes the Getting Jefferson Right page has. How about another comparison with the now pulled from print The Jefferson Lies? How about comparing the number of … Continue reading “More of the Story Behind the Demise of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies”

Brian Williams Retreats; He Leaves the Anchor Desk and Backs Out of Letterman Appearance

First Williams turned over his desk to Lester Holt, now he has canceled his appearance on Letterman. On Friday, President of NBC News Deborah Turness failed to endorse Williams in a memo to staff and announced an investigation. One suspects this isn’t over. I taught the misinformation effect on Friday and am aware that memories … Continue reading “Brian Williams Retreats; He Leaves the Anchor Desk and Backs Out of Letterman Appearance”

President of Southern Baptist Convention Hosts David Barton at the Summit

This is a discouraging development; another indicator that evangelical ecclesiastical leaders are disconnected from the academics in their own tradition. This week the Summit is pleased to welcome Historian and Author David Barton. Don’t miss Thursday’s Summit! http://t.co/iVmmJxD6uk — The Summit (@nwaSummit) January 26, 2015 I hope actual historians at Southern Baptist Schools will take some … Continue reading “President of Southern Baptist Convention Hosts David Barton at the Summit”

Christianity Today Revisits the Ethics of Using ResultSource to Score a New York Times Best Seller

Tonight, Christianity Today’s Ken Walker posted an article on the ethics of buying a spot on best seller lists. The coverage, which is also in the January print edition, links to the ResultSource contract I posted here.  Although I am surprised the views of Crossway executive Justin Taylor were not included, this is an important article … Continue reading “Christianity Today Revisits the Ethics of Using ResultSource to Score a New York Times Best Seller”

An Apologetics Conference That Should Apologize

To my way of thinking, this (click link) is an incoherent lineup for an apologetics conference. I don’t know all of the speakers but  Eric Metaxas and John Stonestreet seem out of place with David Barton, Todd Starnes, Tim Wildmon, and Ray Moore. Put on by Alex McFarland, the Truth for a New Generation conference to … Continue reading “An Apologetics Conference That Should Apologize”