Who is David Barton? See here:
His ideas have shaped the social studies curriculum in his home state of Texas. Now, he’s gunning for even bigger influence, advising state legislators across the country on how to fight the Common Core academic standards that the Obama administration is promoting. And that’s not all; Barton hints he’ll soon be back in the arena of presidential politics, advising candidates looking to appeal to the religious right.
In 2012, Christian scholars presented a case that his book "The Jefferson Lies" was full of inaccuracies.
Barton rejected the barrage of criticism as mean-spirited, politically motivated and just plain wrong. But in August, his publisher withdrew “The Jefferson Lies.” A senior executive explained to NPR that Thomas Nelson couldn’t stand by the book because “basic truths just were not there.”
However, he still standing (and standing alongside many prominent Republican politicians), as Politico reports:
In an interview with POLITICO, Barton said his remarks were sometimes taken out of context but defended his scholarship as impeccable.
And he said the controversy last summer did no damage to his standing, “not at all.”
Politicians continue to join him as guests on his daily radio broadcast. Crowds continue to pack his speeches. And Barton said his organization continues to field calls from politicians seeking his advice.
He is, he said, always happy to oblige.