Palin Fans Try To Rewrite Paul Revere’s Histoy On Wikipedia To Make Her Look Smart
“They rewrite history, I don’t believe in yesterday.” – Kanye West
‘Ye hit the nail right on the head with this one, at least when it comes to Wikipedia. Basically, this fiasco stems from suspected presidential hopeful Sarah Palin‘s cringe-worthy historic blunder on the story of Paul Revere. You may remember that Paul Revere is the American historical figure who is most noteworthy for riding his horse overnight to warn the colonists that “The British are coming, the British are coming” at the beginning of The Revolutionary War. That’s pretty much the story as we all learned it, but Mrs. Palin seems to remember things a bit differently.
You can tell by her avoidance of direct eye contact with the camera that she knows she’s screwing it all to pieces here. However, in the following days, when pressed about it, she insisted she was right and made no mistake at all. Bad move. It does seem to prove that she’s a true politician, though. Most of them tend to lie right to our faces and swear they said things they didn’t.
On Wikipedia, Paul Revere’s page was down and under maintenance for several hours after that, as Sarah Palin fans attempted to rewrite the page to make it consistent with the video above. Seriously? Is she that important that she isbeyond making a mistake and admitting it? She had been on a bus tour, after all. She could’ve just said that she was tired.
As much as right-wingers slam President Barack Obama for what they claim is bigger government, Palin’s fans and their actions seem to come right out of George Orwell’s 1984. Given her track record, editing the Internet to attempt to cover up her mistakes would be a full time job.
At the end of the day, we need people who are willing to keep our politicians honest and check their facts, not those who simply edit them.