06 June 2011

Did Paul Revere Warn The British?


Sarah Palin said he did. So does the Los-Angelas Times.

Their headline:

You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?

And an excerpt:

"That the Republican non-candidate, in fact, knew more about the actual facts of Revere's midnight ride than all those idiots unknowingly revealing their own ignorance by laughing at her faux faux pas? How secretly embarrassing this must be, to be forced to face that you're dumber than the reputed dummy."


Complete story here.

And this:

"Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, 'Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate." ~ From the Boston Herald

And Cornell law professor William Jacobson writes:

". . . Revere did in fact tell the British that the colonial militias, who had been alerted, were waiting for them . . . Palin's short statement on the video was less than clear; that sometimes happens but the part of the statement which has people screaming -- that Revere warned the British that the colonial militias were waiting -- appears to be true."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most Americans do not even here about Paul Revere in the classroom. I bet the main stream media did alot of searching on her comment. All I can say is that Americans will now here of Paul Revere.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

We had to memorize Longfellow's poem about the event. I still can remember this much of it:

"Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, on the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five, hardly a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year."

That's all I can recall!

Lindsay said...

I teach Paul Revere and he is a key person according to the VA SOLs...just food for thought :)

Chaps said...

A bit long but still a great read:

http://poetry.eserver.org/paul-revere.html

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Lindsay!

Kevin McCann said...

Thanks for the clarification, Richard! I doubt MSNBC or the liberal biased media would ever admit they were wrong.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Probably not.

msimons said...

Shameful they trashed Palin and they are so slow to admit they were WRONG!

Thomas said...

And in the final analysis you can blame the vicar of the Old North Church for putting the truth in Sarah's head. Shame on the vicar (sarcasm) for destroying the juicy TP hate narrative.
http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_0612old_north_church_vicar_defends_palin_on_revere