Between a recent front-page article in the New York Times and an appearance on the May 4th edition of The Daily Show, right-wing historian David Barton has been in the media spotlight this week. The progressive blogosphere has been abuzz about Barton's media coverage, so for your reading pleasure, I have included several commentary pieces on Barton below.
Mother Jones: GOP's Favorite Fake Historian Spins the New York Times
Talking Points Memo: Jon Stewart Spars With Social Conservative David Barton Over Church And State
Politicus USA: Jon Stewart Skewers David Barton’s Historical Pretensions
Religion Dispatches: Why Won't David Barton Submit to Peer Review?
Chris Rodda at the Huffington Post: Do Well By Doing Good
Talk to Action: David Barton and Jon Stewart: Mainstreaming the American Dolchstoßlegende
SPLC Hatewatch: David Barton: Extremist "Historian" for the Christian Right
Right Wing Watch: David Barton Lies to Jon Stewart on Sharia Law Views
Right Wing Watch: Fact Checking Barton, Parts I, II, III, IV, and V