Did Sarah Palin mess up Paul Revere history?

(CBS News) Paul Revere hasn't gotten this much attention in years.
Ever since Sarah Palin told her version of the famous story last week, there's been a running argument: Did she get it right?

Palin's "One Nation Bus Tour" is parked for now, but that hasn't stopped people from talking about the comments she made about the famous ride by Paul Revere.

Palin said at an event in Boston, "He who warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free."

Critics slammed Palin as being historically inaccurate. But on Sunday, she said the media were once again using "gotcha" tactics to attack her.

Palin said on Fox News on Sunday, "You know what? I didn't mess up about Paul Revere. Part of his ride was to warn the British that we're already there. That, 'Hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms."'

Yesterday, Wikipedia padlocked its Paul Revere page, preventing any changes from being made after dozens of edits took place over the weekend. It's not clear whether Palin's fans, or enemies, were trying to rewrite history.

source:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/07/earlyshow/main20069649.shtml
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