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Palin fans attempt to rewrite Paul Revere’s Wikipedia page

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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You seem to be going way out of your way to defend the actions of these 'palin supporters' who intentionally tried to re-write some entries in wikipedia to make Palin's VERY WRONG answer seem correct for someone who claims to not be a Republican.




posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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Actually, they teach that in school now. What others call "revisionist", I call tearing off the band-aid and exposing the truth. I don't think anybody is under an illusion that FDR was a saint. This changes nothing about Palin, however; she's still in desperate need of some remedial history courses. Or maybe some flashy documentaries to keep her attention.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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to set the record straight i do not support any revisionist history of any kind.



did you bother even reading



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Ignorance is ignorance no matter who exhibits it.
Ignorance of such a basic part of American history and tradition on the part of a politician...
Sort of speaks for itself.


Not only ignorance, but vapidness. I don't even fault her for not knowing the right answer. I fault her for relying upon empty catch phrases ("he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed,") to substitute for her not knowing the answer.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Yes, yes I did.

it is a fact that real american history is no longer taught in the country.

When did they stop teaching Paul Revere's ride? How old is Sarah?

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Why are you spending so much time defending Palin and the actions of her revisionists?

second



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Palin supporters got caught red-handed and you just can't resist the opportunity to express your belief in the false two-party system by blaming "the Left" as always.

Who's scarier? Palin or her supporters? You be the judge.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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well for a more accurate picture of the last 30 years of this nations history the left has rewritten history in many ways and many times over. so its not ok for palin supporters to write anything on wiki but its ok for obama supporters to do so. to set the record straight i do not support any revisionist history of any kind. i do not trust any modern day sources on any given subject matter. what i know what what i have lived through myself



"to set the record straight i do not support any revisionist history of any kind."






You seem to be going way out of your way to defend the actions of these 'palin supporters' who intentionally tried to re-write some entries in wikipedia to make Palin's VERY WRONG answer seem correct for someone who claims to not be a Republican.



where have i defended anything?



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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and you know it was " palin fans " how ?

its amazing how many times " false flag attack " is screamed out on ATS - but no one here seems to have stopped to think that ANYONE can rewrite wiki for ANY reason

now who stands to profit from this episode ?



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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and you know it was " palin fans " how ?

its amazing how many times " false flag attack " is screamed out on ATS - but no one here seems to have stopped to think that ANYONE can rewrite wiki for ANY reason


fair point, to be sure. It could have been a prank, which is why i put it in quotes.


now who stands to profit from this episode ?


Literally profit? Palin does. She profits every time the media says something bad abotu her. Her fans eat it up. It actually ELEVATES her in their mind. I suspect she actually INTENTIONALLY makes mis-speaks like this so her fans will be more endeared to her.

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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i guess she should have said he was one of the original "tea party"

and replaced the lock they broke on the east india trading co. ship they


broke, to throw the tea over board.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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That's way too obscure a historical reference. No one knows that Revere was involved.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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Anyone who doesn't know most of those is a moron. They have not been deleted from history, try again.

Besides another person committing wrong doesn't make it ok.. What are we 12?

You deafened it with your first statement.. .
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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I cannot believe how much attention this woman continues to get from the media. Everytime I see her on TV (like last week, when she literally was doing NOTHING except driving around with her family) I wonder "why the hell is she on TV?" The media is so awful in this country and it's only getting worse.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:11 AM
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Just the first three words should be enough to scare the hell out of most people, (Sarah Palin supporters).

This woman is truly scary, and to think that she actually has supporters is even worse, she is about the dumdest person I know of, besides George Bush Jr. , nothing she says makes any sense.

And to think that people would follow her just shows how many STUPID people we have in this country.



This country needs a wakeup call, we need to ignore what people like this say and do, eventually they will go away.



Peace



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:28 AM
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What I find funny is it seems no one even knows the story of Paul Revere. And if you think it is the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow you would be wrong. The truth is Paul Revere's ride had no significants in history until Longfellow re-wrote history for his poem. If anyone is interested this is the true story of Paul Revere's ride.

Listen, my children, and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere." With those words, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in a poem published in 1861, galloped away with the legend of the Boston silversmith who helped start the Revolutionary War. Longfellow's poem, with its romantic image of a lonely rider single-handedly stirring a sleeping countryside to arms, was written more than 40 years after Revere's death for readers facing the specter of another looming conflict. But its simple, inspiring message still resonates: One man, in pursuit of a noble cause, really can make a difference.


The poem has only one flaw, historians say: It is inaccurate in almost every way. "We have heard of poetic license," wrote the town historian of Lexington, Mass., in 1868, "but have always understood that this sort of latitude was to be confined to modes of expression and to the regions of the imagination, and should not extend to historic facts." By abandoning the real story of Paul Revere from beginning to end, Longfellow may have undermined his own message. "He appealed to the evidence of history as a source of patriotic inspiration," writes David Hackett Fischer in Paul Revere's Ride, "but was utterly without scruple in his manipulation of historical fact."

The real-life Paul Revere was not a national hero until Longfellow crafted his poem, though his mythic stature would rise with each passing stanza. In 1775, Revere was one of many Whig activists in Boston who learned that the British garrison was preparing to send troops to seize military supplies in Concord. At the time, Revere was a small but important player in a much larger colonial intelligence network, which dispatched him and one other rider to alert the local militias. The other man, William Dawes, a Boston tanner, took the main road out of town. Revere, meanwhile, arranged with the help of several other people to sneak across the Charles River.

Two if by sea. No part of Longfellow's poem has become more iconic than the image of Revere standing on the riverbank across from Boston, waiting for a signal from the Old North Church. But in fact, Revere's own testimony contradicts this version of the story. In descriptions of his ride he wrote after the battles, Revere himself said he had arranged for the lanterns to be lit while he was still in Boston—two of them, to indicate the British would be traveling by sea—in case he wasn't able to cross the river. The citizens of Charlestown, on the other side, dispatched their own rider to spread the news. Revere was rowed across, found a horse, and followed. He and Dawes arrived in Lexington about 30 minutes apart. Historians aren't sure what became of the third rider.

Later that night, Longfellow's poem describes Revere galloping into Concord to sound the alarm, but Revere said he never made it that far. He left Lexington with Dawes, then met yet another rider, Samuel Prescott, a local doctor, along the way. Before they reached town, the three men were stopped by British officers. Dawes and Prescott got away, but Revere was captured. Prescott was the only one who made it to Concord. Revere, in other words, was neither alone nor the man who completed his mission. "He would be very much surprised by his modern image as the lone rider of the Revolution," writes Fischer.

While Prescott was riding on, Revere spent some anxious moments being interrogated by the British. He defiantly informed his captors that the game was up. "I know what you are after," he told them, "and have alarmed the country all the way up." Revere had been told the British were looking for John Hancock and Samuel Adams, who were in Lexington that night, and he tried to keep the British away from the town. When his captors heard gunshots from the Lexington green—probably from a group of men clearing their muskets before entering the local tavern—Revere was released.

Historians say Longfellow probably knew most of this when he wrote his poem. He had access to Revere's written recollections, but he seems to have ignored them. "I think he told it the way he did because it's simpler and more dramatic," says Patrick Leehey, research director at the Paul Revere House in Boston. Until Longfellow made him a hero, Revere had been little more than a local folk legend, but his stature quickly began to grow. "I think it's fair to say Revere's messenger ride wasn't considered to be anywhere near as important then as it's considered to be now," says Leehey.

Even if Revere wasn't the lone savior of Longfellow's poem, there's no doubt he and his fellow riders were the critical spark that ignited the Revolution. When British troops marched into Lexington that morning, the first shots of the war were fired, leaving eight colonists dead. Thanks to the riders' efforts, militias from all over the countryside were mobilized to take their revenge, driving the British all the way back to Boston. "The Die was cast," John Adams would later write, "the Rubicon crossed." The Revolutionary War had begun. It would take a bit longer for the same to be true of the legend of Paul Revere.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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lol, you are right, like all obscured history.

but, am i wrong?

naw that's what is documented, also the FF thought it was too radical an act.


franklin wanted to pay them back for everything which they did.

the chump that took some tea for himself, got pretty screwed. they didn't like that.

sarah was right that PR told the brits they won't take our guns and beware.

these guys did lot's of stuff, it was a simpler time, multi task was the norm.

her answer was as non duh! as a poem that everyone knows.

geeze!




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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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Yall should be more in support of Palin's supporters doing this. It will help her get elected wich is the best thing that can ever happen to America. Just the thought of Mrs. Palin sitting in the oval office with her hand on the nuke button helps me to sleep better at night.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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..REMEMBER...its about palin supporters, seeing that she didnt know what the heck she was talking about, went to wiki, and tried to make her statements of stupidity seem somewhat factual. and we all know wiki is the end-all-be -all
of facts. just the fact that her supporters tried to re-write the wiki page on Revere shows thier grasp, or should i say, where they get thier knowledge from.

and another thing..if her supporters think that this was ok or thought that it was a good idea to try to hide her ignorance...what else would they think is a good idea or what other actions would they take to support her?!? i wonder how they act in their own personal lives....

palin probably thinks 'air force 1' is the score of a foot ball game



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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Yet Barry states:


"It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon. And over the last 15 months we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states; I think one left to go."


And no one seems to care.

Hypocrites



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