It’s hard to keep up with the distortions and falsehoods spewed by pseudo-historian David Barton, but it is a bit easier to understand Barton’s historical malpractice and ultraconservative rhetoric when one finds out that he gets all of his material from right-wing “news” sources.
Today on WallBuilders Live, Barton told co-host Rick Green that the media is saturated with liberal propaganda, comparing the press to “Babylon.” He went on to say that he collects his news from the Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow and Media Research Center’s CNSNews:
The Blaze has become a tool for Beck’s endless self-promotion and the openly right-wing CNSNews spends time attacking Sponge Bob Square Pants and floating the conspiracy theory that President Obama nominated Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice to fan the flames of anti-Semitism.
OneNewsNow, like its parent organization, disseminates virulent anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Muslim and anti-progressive “news” on a daily basis. A reader of OneNewsNow, for example, may believe that world champion sprinter Tyson Gay is really named Tyson Homosexual, Satan is responsible for the purported power of homosexuals, gay immigrants are being used to destroy America, African Americans can’t support Obama and be Christians, Japan’s earthquake was caused by the country’s lack of Christian influence, public schools are surreptitiously converting children to Islam and training them to be terrorists, and that the Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo doll is “promoting Islam.”
Seeing as that David Barton gets his news from such far-right sources, it is any surprise that his “history” is filled with misinformation?