In response to Sarah Palin’s misstatements about Paul Revere’s ride, Stephen Colbert challenged his viewers to change the Wikipedia entry for “Bells” to include the statement “Used by Paul Revere to warn the British that hey, you’re not going to succeed in taking our guns. USA! USA!” (It took someone less than a minute to do it.)
In which Stephen Colbert once again proves his dominance over Wikipedia.
Choice reaction:"Paul Revere may have rang some bells on his ride, but does any mainstream historian believe that Paul Revere had any intent to warn or scare the British in any way? I have never heard this, except from Palin. All accounts I have read say that Revere and Dawes were trying their best to avoid being noticed by the British, who would likely capture them immediately if found." Meanwhile, nobody has managed to work in this storyline, which we consider canon, onto the page. What’s wrong with the world? (via ProducerMatthew)
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