Monday, June 6, 2011

Tea Partiers Attempt to Re-Write History

Literally:
Last week, Sarah Palin told a local news station in Boston that Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms." As the news media rushed to point out that Revere was, in fact, warning the American colonists, not the British, Palin's supporters apparently attempted to update the Wikipedia entry on Revere in order to make the facts conform to Palin's version of history.
According to the revision history on the Wikipedia page, Palin supports attempted to add the line in italics below:
Revere did not shout the phrase later attributed to him ("The British are coming!"), largely because the mission depended on secrecy and the countryside was filled with British army patrols; also, most colonial residents at the time considered themselves British as they were all legally British subjects.
That revision was deleted with the explanation "content not backed by a reliable sources [sic] (it was sarah palin interview videos)."
 To see the full extent of how far these people have attempted to go, check out the revisions history page. An hour of hilarity ensues with dutiful Wikipedia editors attempting to hold back the Tea Party tide.

EDIT:

The discussion page is also hilarious.

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