Friday, August 10, 2012

Thomas Nelson pulls Jefferson Lies from the Shelves

There is some historical justice after all,

Citing a loss of confidence in the book's details, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson is ending the publication and distribution of the bestseller, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

The controversial book was written by Texas evangelical David Barton, who NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty profiled on All Things Considered Wednesday. The publishing company says it's ceasing publication because it found that "basic truths just were not there."

Too bad Thomas Nelson didn't proof check the book to begin with.


  1. Almost makes you believe in miracles.

  2. "Barton told the Tennessean that he was confused by the backlash. He claimed to have met with his own group of scholars who had approved of his research. He also said he had already been approached by other publishers and hoped to sign a new contract soon."

    The "miracle" is that more and more people will buy this idiot's book.

  3. "his own group of scholars..." with their own quotes and their own facts.

  4. He probably meant the elders in his church, or maybe St. Peter, Paul, et al. Unfortunately, the damage is already done.

  5. I've been following the controversy on Warren Throckmorton's website. He provides a link to the various articles on the recall of Barton's book,

    and the shockwaves than have run through the Evangelical church.

  6. You are braver than I am that's for sure!