David Barton is the conservative movement’s favorite revisionist historian – he appeared often on Glenn Beck’s TV show and still pops up on his podcast regularly. Barton is the right-wing’s go-to guy for rationalizing the Founder’s liberalism and turning it into their flavor of conservatism. His organization, Wallbuilders, has published several of his revisionist tomes as no legitimate publisher will touch them: the one who did ended up having to pull Barton’s book about Thomas Jefferson due to blatant lies and inaccuracies. Barton has even appeared on The Daily Show twice, the latest in 2012: he was pushing the very book on Jefferson that has been disgraced as self-serving hooey.
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