Don’t just think you can repeat so-called “facts” from just any ol’ website and think it’s okay. You best do your own research and verify that what you’re saying it really the truth. David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, has taken his detractors to task and won in court to the tune of a million dollars. That’s not just a slip of the tongue! Spreading lies about someone to try to get them to shut up… or in this case… to change history to suit the current wind of doctrine… is not an option.
Barton’s legal triumph came after some critics expressed deep skepticism about the merits of his suit. The Texas Freedom Network, a self-described “watchdog monitoring far-right issues,” knocked Barton’s “outrageous defamation lawsuit” and called it an attempt by a “prominent Texas Republican to chill free speech about his questionable past associations.”
The organization, which maintains a “David Barton Watch” on its website, was cited by Bell-Metereau and Jennings as a key source for their false claims about Barton. In their admission of fault, the two said they “believed that statement [Barton is ‘known for speaking at white-supremacist rallies’] had been fact-checked by our political consultant, Scott Garrison, who relied for confirmation solely on information provided him from The Texas Freedom Network.”
Asked to comment for WND, the Texas Freedom Network declined.
What did he do with the million-dollar award? He gave it away… it wasn’t about the money. It was about clearing his good name.
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