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    Me on the Dan Rhea Show Talking about Sarah Palin and Paul Revere

    Me on the Dan Rhea Show Talking about Sarah Palin and Paul Revere

    I appeared on Nightside with Dan Rea on WBZ 1030 Boston on June 6.

    If you are from elsewhere in the country you may not know that WBZ is a mega news station; it’s on my preset dial in Rhode Island and covers all of New England and reaches far into New York State.

    The topic of my segment was Sarah Palin’s comments about Paul Revere. Listen carefully, and you’ll hear why I never could run for President; I messed up the “one if by land, two if by sea” part of the Longfellow poem.

    Listen to the whole thing, and you’ll find that the next guest, the curator of the Concord (MA) Museum, was not particularly critical of Palin, but was critical of the accuracy of the Longfellow poem.

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    @hrh40 I'm with you. The Couric interview says to me that these people have not entered the internet age. I get my news from lots of different sources (over 50 links on my blog side bar alone, not to mention the sources my sources link to).

    Which is what Palin said. She reads from lots of different sources.

    The sort of a person who can really name two or three major news sources that form their worldview is the sort of person who shouldn't be in the news, teaching or governing business.

    "Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"
    . . .
    "Couric: Can you name a few?"

    You should be able to hear 1030 AM anywhere in the US (I could get it down in Virginia) at night. It's one of the clear channel broadcasters on the AM dial.

    Awing1 | June 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    As a professor of law at an Ivy League university, I would expect you to know the dangers of quoting out of context. Paul Revere, in that letter, describes his actions to mislead the British, not warn them. Perhaps I’ve chosen the wrong law school to attend.

    Viator | June 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Old North Church vicar defends Palin on Revere

    “Ayres said he welcomed Palin, her parents, and her daughter Piper to the church on the morning of June 2, as she traveled the East Coast on her “One Nation” tour. He gave them the usual “one if by land, two if by sea” lesson, but added in how Revere founded the church’s bell-ringing guild in 1750 as a teen and how he warned the British after being arrested on the night of his famous ride that the minutemen had been alerted.”

    Boston Herald

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