Sarah Palin did not gaffe-up on the Paul Revere issue. She was right & those journalists are idiotic because they’re just basing it off the children’s poem we learned in grade school. Also, “The Regulars are coming,” Not “The British are coming” because they were all British (English settlers).
And on a non-political site I came across this post:
“Well after a little interesting research. it turned that Sarah Palin was right. The signal from the north tower was a lantern to indicate whether the Redcoats were departing Boston for Lexington on land, by way of Boston neck the longer southern route, or by Sea, the more direct route,across the Charles river and on to Lexington.
Revere’s ride triggered a flexible system of “Alarm and Muster”. Bells, drums, alarm guns, bonfires and a trumpet were used for rapid communication from town to town, notifying the rebels in dozens of eastern Massachusetts villages that they should muster their militias because the regulars in numbers greater than 500 were leaving Boston, with possible hostile intentions. This system was so effective that people in towns 25 miles (40 km) from Boston were aware of the army’s movements while they were still unloading boats in Cambridge.
Revere did indeed have contact with “the British”. About 20 Men, from the 5th regiment, had been dispersed along the route to intercept any messengers – like Paul Revere. Revere escaped the sentries closer to Boston and wasn’t stopped until later in the evening. Revere told them it was too late – they had failed their mission. The British could have called off the their march on Concord, they were warned that Militias had been mustered and were waiting for them.
In spite of this the British continued on to Lexington, where there was a brief fight that the small group of Rebels lost, and then on to Concord where the shot heard “round the world” occurred. The British took heavy casualties and had to retreat back to Boston under fire. Massachusetts was now in open revolt.” Dear Dailycaller.com please fire your stupid reporters!! (Re: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/03/sarah-palin-revises-history-of-paul-reveres-ride/#ixzz1OK8qLEGh)
If only the press puts this much scrutiny on those running the White House or Congress, we’d probably wouldn’t even have the subprime mortgage crisis.