Skip to comments.NPR defends Palin?
Posted on 06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT by GonzoII
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will they defend Palin from Walters?
That drew laughter from even The View co-host Joy Behar, a staunch liberal whose politics fall in line with Weiners. However, Walters also defended Weiner by attacking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She argued if Palin can make a bus tour and be considered viable for the presidency, then Weiner can get away with this and continue to be a sitting congressman.
And by this time, of course, the various town Committees of Safety, militia knew what the signals were, so they knew something was afoot. So this is no longer a secret operation for the British.
Revere isn't trying to alert the British, but he is trying to warn them. And in April of 1775, no one was talking about independence. We're still part of the British Empire. We're trying to save it. So this is a warning to the British Empire what will happen if you provoke Americans.
BLOCK: And Sarah Palin also was saying there that Paul Revere's message to the British in his warning was: you're not going to take American arms. You know, basically a Second Amendment argument, even though the Second Amendment didn't exist then.
Prof. ALLISON: Yeah. She was making a Second Amendment case. But, in fact, the British were going out to Concord to seize colonists' arms, the weapons that the Massachusetts Provincial Congress was stockpiling there.
So, yeah, she is right in that. I mean, and she may be pushing it too far to say this is a Second Amendment case.
BLOCK: So you think basically, on the whole, Sarah Palin got her history right.
Prof. ALLISON: Well, yeah, she did.... "
NPR is a different POS... it floats..
Me thinks that even NPR believes that Palin can beat Obama.
Time to suck up?
Their funding would be in her hands.
Sarah Palin wouldn't be voted in as President only, she probably would have a Senate majority to go with the house.
What most coverage doesn’t mention is that Revere didn’t complete the “Midnight Ride” and it was left to two others to complete the warning . The whole reflection is an interesting episode in American history. Revere was caught and conned his way out of a hole in the head. When he got to his destination anoter relay team member took over
NPR Media Player link: Listen to the Story
...Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right... The result is a classic public radio moment werein the good professor gets to the heart of the matter; Sarah Palin is a lightening rod for the media, and NPR wouldn't have been talking to him about Paul Revere or the American Revolution if it hadn't been for an off the cuff remark from an Alaskan politician.
Thanks for posting this..
No problem...we’ve got it for the records now.
Living far enough out in the woods that AM talk radio won’t come in, I am often listening to NPR’s news shows. Was amazed to hear, in a military-related report a coupla days ago, our national anthem and the Army song (Caissons), too. Imagined New England academics in Volvos and Subarus puking and careening from lane to lane as they clawed at the radio controls with their eyes closed.
The only one who completed the ride was Samuel Prescott. Revere and Dawes were captured.
Occasionally, in the spirit of remorse, NPR does clarify things in such a way that is not an unremitting attack on all things conservative. That is at least a tacit recognition that the repository of all wisdom is not exclusively with the more learned of atheists and social progressives, but in fact, those of conservative bent are not entirely ignorant yahoos or knee-jerk reactionaries.
Of course the British were warned that the revolutionary colonists were ready to react, and changed their tactics somewhat with this foreknowledge. Had not the British troops their own lookouts scanning the horizon?
Sarah stated that her intent was to draw attention to our history by visiting important historical sites.
Seems to me she is accomplishing her mission - but you won’t hear or read that in the MSM.
Ironic ain’t it?
hosepipe -=> NPR is a different POS... it floats..
Agreed. And this line in the article:
The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative out of the professor and historian, throwing out the question “Are there other historians professor, whom you’ve talked with that say your being entirely too charitable toward Sarah Palin here?”
Answers the question of this thread; “NPR defends Palin?” with a resounding “No.”
NPR continues to attack anything and anybody to the right of Josef Stalin like the blind slavering tools of the DNC that they are.
Maybe someday I’ll tell you how I really feel...
I don't live in the woods, but there is still alot of AM noise here in MA. BUT, still... there is no use in torturing yourself. At 10:10 PM Eastern, go to Levin's, download 3 hours of his 6-9 PM to any handy MP3 player, and you are in heaven for the next 24 hours.
Basically, says Brendan McConville, a history professor at Boston University, when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, Look, there is a mobilization going on that youll be confronting. ...The British are aware as theyre marching down the countryside they hear church bells ringing - she was right about that - and warning shots being fired. Thats accurate.
Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House in Boston says the midnight rider was probably bluffing his Redcoat captors, so maybe it could be construed that Revere was in fact warning the British. But I dont know if thats really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.
Mr. McConville was even less gracious conceding that Mrs. Palin had gotten it right. He wouldnt concede that her remarks were based on scholarship. No Ph.D, no tenure for her. I would call her lucky in her comments. The rest of us would call her correct, but thats just how professors think. Though not all.
It seems to be a historical fact that it happened [her way], says William Jacobson, a law professor at Cornell. A lot of the criticism [of Sarah Palin] is unfair and made by people who are themselves ignorant of history.
Washington Times: PRUDEN: She gets it right, you betcha
In other words: NPR is not to interested in History really (except the liberal view).
Pls post your source Revere was captured..
It does not matter whether Sarah was right. The only thing that matters is that the Marxist propaganda machine was able to broadcast their lies to the fools who believe everything they say...without question. Once they hear the words...it’s truth, no matter what.
Kind of like telling a little child about the Bogey Man and just before bed telling him the truth. The mind’s picture has already been painted and nothing will remove the paint.
That’s the way the Democrat propaganda machine works.
If you know the husband of anyone paying attention to the jilted sloppers on the Vieux, please budget an occasional trip to the local strip club or Asian massage parlor for your buddy. It’s guaranteed he’s living a life stuck in hag rag hell. His day consists of listening to non stop bitching while following his wife around flea markets. The day ends sexless, as he goes to bed alone while the wife sits up till 1am pounding Hershey bars and watching lifetime.
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
I do not have the link but... It was posted yesterday on FR... in his own words Revere describes his capture and a pistol pointed first at his chest and then at his head. He was threatened with death if he did not tell the truth. He told them he was a truthful man... he told them the truth but it was nothing that they didn’t know... the way he told them scared the Brits to their core.
Brian Williams snickered at what he called Palin’s “manufactured history” last night on NBC Nightly Nooze. Not surprising when you know where he came from...
She got chop blocked by the professor....good going....
However, the media never picked up on the Democrat that thinks the three branches of the government are the senate, the house of representatives, and the white house.
In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s correspondence he is nearly captured..
In the 20th century he is captured.
“Paul Revere and William Dawea had just rowed across the river to Charlestown, with a message from Warren to Hancock and Adams at Lexington. They were almost captured at Charlestown Neck by the guard, but escaped, and reached Lexington, thirteen miles northward of Boston, a little after midnight.”
got to love liberals. I guess they don’t understand that it was because the British tried to disarm the popuation that the 2nd amendment exists.
This whole controversy could have been avoided by saying the British were “put on notice,” rather than “warned.” Or by a fair and impartial press. :(
LOL.....you have a lack of faith in your fellow American. the way you think about your fellow citizens is no different than the way a liberal thinks about them.
Here you go pal... find ms cleo and argue with Paul himself.
I, PAUL REVERE, of Boston, in the colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; of lawful age, do testify and say; that I was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren, of said Boston, on the evening of the 18th of April, about 10 o’clock; when he desired me, ‘’to go to Lexington, and inform Mr. Samuel Adams, and the Hon. John Hancock Esq. that there was a number of soldiers, composed of light troops, and grenadiers, marching to the bottom of the common, where there was a number of boats to receive them; it was supposed that they were going to Lexington, by the way of Cambridge River, to take them, or go to Concord, to destroy the colony stores.’’
I proceeded immediately, and was put across Charles River and landed near Charlestown Battery; went in town, and there got a horse. While in Charlestown, I was informed by Richard Devens Esq. that he met that evening, after sunset, nine officers of the ministerial army, mounted on good horses, and armed, going towards Concord.
I set off, it was then about 11 o’clock, the moon shone bright. I had got almost over Charlestown Common, towards Cambridge, when I saw two officers on horse-back, standing under the shade of a tree, in a narrow part of the road. I was near enough to see their holsters and cockades. One of them started his horse towards me, the other up the road, as I supposed, to head me, should I escape the first. I turned my horse short about, and rode upon a full gallop for Mistick Road. He followed me about 300 yards, and finding he could not catch me, returned. I proceeded to Lexington, through Mistick, and alarmed Mr. Adams and Col. Hancock.
After I had been there about half an hour Mr. Daws arrived, who came from Boston, over the Neck.
We set off for Concord, and were overtaken by a young gentleman named Prescot, who belonged to Concord, and was going home. When we had got about half way from Lexington to Concord, the other two stopped at a house to awake the men, I kept along. When I had got about 200 yards ahead of them, I saw two officers as before. I called to my company to come up, saying here was two of them, (for I had told them what Mr. Devens told me, and of my being stopped). In an instant I saw four of them, who rode up to me with their pistols in their bands, said ‘’G-—d d-—n you, stop. If you go an inch further, you are a dead man.’’ Immediately Mr. Prescot came up. We attempted to get through them, but they kept before us, and swore if we did not turn in to that pasture, they would blow our brains out, (they had placed themselves opposite to a pair of bars, and had taken the bars down). They forced us in. When we had got in, Mr. Prescot said ‘’Put on!’’ He took to the left, I to the right towards a wood at the bottom of the pasture, intending, when I gained that, to jump my horse and run afoot. Just as I reached it, out started six officers, seized my bridle, put their pistols to my breast, ordered me to dismount, which I did. One of them, who appeared to have the command there, and much of a gentleman, asked me where I came from; I told him. He asked what time I left . I told him, he seemed surprised, said ‘’Sir, may I crave your name?’’ I answered ‘’My name is Revere. ‘’What’’ said he, ‘’Paul Revere’’? I answered ‘’Yes.’’ The others abused much; but he told me not to be afraid, no one should hurt me. I told him they would miss their aim. He said they should not, they were only waiting for some deserters they expected down the road. I told him I knew better, I knew what they were after; that I had alarmed the country all the way up, that their boats were caught aground, and I should have 500 men there soon. One of them said they had 1500 coming; he seemed surprised and rode off into the road, and informed them who took me, they came down immediately on a full gallop. One of them (whom I since learned was Major Mitchel of the 5th Reg.) clapped his pistol to my head, and said he was going to ask me some questions, and if I did not tell the truth, he would blow my brains out. I told him I esteemed myself a man of truth, that he had stopped me on the highway, and made me a prisoner, I knew not by what right; I would tell him the truth; I was not afraid. He then asked me the same questions that the other did, and many more, but was more particular; I gave him much the same answers. He then ordered me to mount my horse, they first searched me for pistols. When I was mounted, the Major took the reins out of my hand, and said ‘’By G-—d Sir, you are not to ride with reins I assure you’’; and gave them to an officer on my right, to lead me. He then ordered 4 men out of the bushes, and to mount their horses; they were country men which they had stopped who were going home; then ordered us to march. He said to me, ‘’We are now going towards your friends, and if you attempt to run, or we are insulted, we will blow your brains out.’’ When we had got into the road they formed a circle, and ordered the prisoners in the center, and to lead me in the front. We rode towards Lexington at a quick pace; they very often insulted me calling me rebel, etc., etc. After we had got about a mile, I was given to the sergeant to lead, he was ordered to take out his pistol, (he rode with a hanger,) and if I ran, to execute the major’s sentence.
When we got within about half a mile of the Meeting House we heard a gun fired. The Major asked me what it was for, I told him to alarm the country; he ordered the four prisoners to dismount, they did, then one of the officers dismounted and cut the bridles and saddles off the horses, and drove them away, and told the men they might go about their business. I asked the Major to dismiss me, he said he would carry me, let the consequence be what it will. He then ordered us to march.
When we got within sight of the Meeting House, we heard a volley of guns fired, as I supposed at the tavern, as an alarm; the Major ordered us to halt, he asked me how far it was to Cambridge, and many more questions, which I answered. He then asked the sergeant, if his horse was tired, he said yes; he ordered him to take my horse. I dismounted, and the sergeant mounted my horse; they cut the bridle and saddle of the sergeant’s horse, and rode off down the road. I then went to the house were I left Messrs. Adams and Hancock, and told them what had happened; their friends advised them to go out of the way; I went with them, about two miles across road.
After resting myself, I set off with another man to go back to the tavern, to inquire the news; when we got there, we were told the troops were within two miles. We went into the tavern to get a trunk of papers belonging to Col. Hancock. Before we left the house, I saw the ministerial troops from the chamber window. We made haste, and had to pass through our militia, who were on a green behind the Meeting House, to the number as I supposed, about 50 or 60, I went through them; as I passed I heard the commanding officer speak to his men to this purpose; ‘’Let the troops pass by, and don’t molest them, without they begin first.’’ I had to go across road; but had not got half gunshot off, when the ministerial troops appeared in sight, behind the Meeting House. They made a short halt, when one gun was fired. I heard the report, turned my head, and saw the smoke in front of the troops. They immediately gave a great shout, ran a few paces, and then the whole fired. I could first distinguish irregular firing, which I supposed was the advance guard, and then platoons; at this time I could not see our militia, for they were covered from me by a house at the bottom of the street.
Melissa Block. Dimwit Bimbo Alert.
Also, the “professor” said that Revere wasn’t “alerting” the British, He was “warning” them.
If I tell my neighbor that his house is on fire, am I warning him, or alerting him?
Depends on your tone of voice. ;)
I am usually calm, and well modulated.
Re; Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere
“The only one who completed the ride was Samuel Prescott. Revere, and Dawes, were captured.”
At the time of posting didn’t have their names recall handy.But wasn’t Revere released and went on to the relay point ?
It's actually quite helpful to the liberal revisionists to refer to the enemy as the "British". It evokes an image of a freedom-loving people occupied by a foreign power. In this way, it is possible to suggest that the armed resistance of our Founders would not be justified against our own government.
As the statement in posting #35 shows, Revere never referred to the "British". He describes "soldiers" and the "ministerial army" as the enemy of the people. He is alerting his countrymen to the armed oppression being committed by his own government.
If there was never a time when our government could become our enemy, then there would be little need for the Second Amendment. The government would be eager to supply us arms to fight a national enemy. Such is not the case when the government is the enemy. Our Founders knew this and insisted on the addition of the Second Amendment to prevent the government from disarming us.
Sorry for the misattribution. I meant that “Gonzo II posted from NPR:”
But only when applied to the "dancing with the stars" crowd. The Ignorant, the Misinformed, the terminally stupid.
And yes, I am aware that most of them vote.
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