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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Michele Bachmann Rewrites History Again

Posted by Paul Constant on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Another day, another amateurish mistake from Michele Bachmann:

Michele Bachmann made what appears to be another gaffe on history. When asked by ABC this morning to explain why she once said that the nation's Founding Fathers fought tirelessly to end slavery, Bachmann replied:

Well if you look at one of our Founding Fathers, John Quincy Adams, that’s absolutely true. He was a very young boy when he was with his father serving essentially as his father’s secretary. He tirelessly worked throughout his life to make sure that we did in fact one day eradicate slavery….

John Quncy Adams was not a Founding Father. Unless you looked at Wikipedia a few minutes ago! Oliver Willis points out that Bachmann fans just tried to modify John Quincy Adams's Wikipedia page to give him Founding Father status. It has since reverted to normal, and the modifier was warned to stop modifying a historical article because of "current events."

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