Skip to comments.CAUGHT: FOX News Sister Censors US History Book on Jefferson's Faith
Posted on 08/13/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by rightjb
The sister company of FOX News is recalling history books that defend the Christian faith of Thomas Jefferson. Worse, the publisher NEVER called the author to allow him to defend or document his conclusions that were called into question by a liberal religious group that admitted they were against conservatives in general.
CBN Video and interview here.
FOX News has garnered an enormous audience since it began merely by catering to the conservative and independent viewer. While CNN is attracting its lowest audiences in history, FOX has continued to set viewership records. It is a common misdirect of the left that FOXs audience however, is only conservative. National Review reported that only 44 percent of Fox viewers identify themselves as Republican. 28 percent are Independents and 21 percent are Democrats.
David Barton is a historical document collector of over 100,000 originals (or certified copies of originals) predating 1812, and is Founder/President of Wallbuilders.org. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.
Barton came under attack from a group of religious academics upon the issue of his book JEFFERSON LIES, meant to give documented balance to many of the myths surrounding Thomas Jeffersons faith and religious beliefs.
CAUGHT: FOX News Sister Censors US History Book on Jefferson
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own writing?
I don’t understand what you mean by “recalling”? They are asking people who bought it to return it?
You’re fast! :-)
Like pooping puppies, pimps need to be caught in the act. ;-)
What is the “sister company” of FOX news, and what does FOX have to do with this story?
Jay W. Richards, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, and author with James Robison of Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It's Too Late, spoke alongside Barton at Christian conferences as recently as last month. Richards says in recent months he has grown increasingly troubled about Barton's writings, so he asked 10 conservative Christian professors to assess Barton's work.
Their response was negative. Some examples: Glenn Moots of Northwood University wrote that Barton in The Jefferson Lies is so eager to portray Jefferson as sympathetic to Christianity that he misses or omits obvious signs that Jefferson stood outside “orthodox, creedal, confessional Christianity.” A second professor, Glenn Sunshine of Central Connecticut State University, said that Barton's characterization of Jefferson's religious views is “unsupportable.” A third, Gregg Frazer of The Master's College, evaluated Barton's video America's Godly Heritage and found many of its factual claims dubious, such as a statement that “52 of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional Convention were ‘orthodox, evangelical Christians.’” Barton told me he found that number in M.E. Bradford's A Worthy Company.
A full-scale, newly published critique of Barton is coming from Professors Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter of Grove City College, a largely conservative Christian school in Pennsylvania. Their book Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President (Salem Grove Press), argues that Barton “is guilty of taking statements and actions out of context and simplifying historical circumstances.” For example, they charge that Barton, in explaining why Jefferson did not free his slaves, “seriously misrepresents or misunderstands (or both) the legal environment related to slavery.”
New here so excuse me, is calling this a intellectual hand-job OK :)
Of course this issue is clouded by the fact that Newcorp, owner of FOX News, has as its largest private investor, Alwaleed bin-Talal, who represents the Saudi Royal Family, and who, according to Percy Sutton, former NY Assemblyman and Malcolm X's lawyer, was Barack’s patron, paying for his Columbia and Harvard sojournes. Bin-Talal, contemporaneous with Obama’s Harvard entry, donated twenty million to Harvard and initiated the Alwaleed bin-Talal Center for Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School, now Harvard Divinity's largest division.
Bin-Talal did offer Rudy Giuliani a paltry ten million dollars after 9/11, presumably to compensate for the largly Saudi composition of the jihadi warriors. He is also a major holder of CitiCorp, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, and Apple stock. He has boasted of his control of the editorial policies at FOX, and at The Wall Street Journal. So, of course, NewsCorp is not controlled by our government - or is it? Who has been sponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood? Whose security advisor, a former CIA deputy director, fluent Arabic speaker and Arabist, spent several years heading a Saudi think tank? When this White House adviser, John Brennan, claimed by WaPo to be defacto foreign policy czar for Obama’s regime, described in a speech at Columbia, in Arabic, the justification for supporting the partition of Jerusalem, he exposed the real foreign policy of our government. Whose former CIA counterespionage adviser, has oversight of the drone program currently deployed by our Commander in Chief, and being used to eliminate enemies of the Saudi family?
Just as Barack employs John Brennan, and Hillary has Huma Abedine, who has worked for, and whose parents are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Fox News’ most influential “private” stockholder is Alwaleed bin-Talal who funds the Muslim Brotherhood. With very few layers of separation, our current government does control NewsCorp. And our taxes are funding these Sunni warriors, so one might argue that NewsCorp is now yet another member of our state-run media, and is understandably suppressing any effort to resurrect the legitimacy of our framers. Michelle Bachmann was absolutely correct, and Boehner probably knows only too well who will pay the bills after he leaves the House.