Adam Bellow's Fact-Checking, Ctd
More fun from the book "edited" by Adam Bellow and "written" by Sarah Palin. I have to say I guffawed out loud when reading her citations of Plato and Aristotle, when what she really meant to cite was Quote Garden. But she can't even get more folksy references correct. Geoffrey Dunn:
Perhaps the most embarrassing gaffe so far is her mis-attributed quote to UCLA basketball legend John Wooden. As the epigram to Chapter Three, "Drill, Baby, Drill," Palin assigns the following remarks to the Hall of Fame hoops coach:Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it--with their lives.
Only the quote wasn't by John Wooden. It was written by a Native American activist named John Wooden Legs in an essay entitled "Back on the War Ponies," which appeared in a left-wing anthology, We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History, edited by Nathaniel May, Clint Willis, and James W. Loewen.
Ah, Quote Garden. Live by it; die by it. Will this be corrected in future editions? Will any of the lies and errors in this book? We know the answer. The book is published by Harper Collins and edited by Adam Bellow and Jonathan Burnham. They have as much interest in factual accuracy as Jayson Blair.