Sunday, June 12, 2011

Colbert Rides To Palin’s Defense On Paul Revere

After Sarah Palin stated that Paul Revere warned the British that they weren’t going to take away our arms, her historical accuracy was questioned. Palin resorted to her usual defense: she was asked a “gotcha question.” The “gotcha question” was as follows: “What have you seen so far today and what are you going to take away from your visit?” Joe Scarborough commented, “Everything is a gotcha question with her, isn’t it? What newspapers do you read?”

For the record, The Paul Revere House tells us that Paul Revere was warning the colonists: “On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.”

Palin’s supporters tried to alter the Wikipedia page on Paul Revere to conform to her revisionist history. Wikipedia deleted the entry and explained that it was not backed by reliable sources. Steven Colbert, however, came to Palin’s rescue, proving that Paul Revere at least could have ridden a horse while ringing a bell and firing a front-loading musket. Watch:

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