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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over what former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said about historical figure Paul Revere introduced. [On Thursday, PALIN - says we saw where Revere hung out and warned us about the British and our arms.] [Later on Fox, PALIN - denies messing up about Paul Revere who said the British wanted to take our arms; affirms she knows her American history.] Her use of the "gotcha defense" last night and before noted. [On CBS in September 25 and 28, 2008, PALIN - talks about Russia invading US air space over Alaska and gotcha journalism.] [With Charles Gibson on September 11, 2008, PALIN - talks about the Bush doctrine from 2002.] [On Fox November 19, 2009, PALIN - refers to gotcha techniques by the lamestream media.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley about what Palin said about Paul Revere. [BRINKLEY - reviews the actual Revere actions to mobilize the countryside; suggests Palin created her own version of convoluted history; comments on her "Spiro Agnew-like" approach to the media.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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