Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, vicar of Old North Church, told the Boston Herald this weekend he blames the “gotcha”-seeking media for misrepresenting Sarah Palin’s comments made when she stopped at the historic landmark earlier this month:
“I am amazed that this silly story refuses to die,” he said. “I lament what’s happening to our culture. Everything is reduced to one-upmanship or gotcha.”The Palin-hating left and their media minions, even when proven wrong by historians and by Revere's own account of his activities, are so obsessed with destroying Gov. Palin that they will never admit that she is right and they are wrong.
Ayres said he feels somewhat responsible because he tutored Palin on the particulars of Revere’s 1775 ride and teen exploits as a bell-ringer at the fabled church. So he has fired back at left-leaning bloggers by penning a post of his own on the church Web site.
Ayres said he welcomed Palin, her parents, and her daughter Piper to the church on the morning of June 2, as she traveled the East Coast on her “One Nation” tour. He gave them the usual “one if by land, two if by sea” lesson, but added in how Revere founded the church’s bell-ringing guild in 1750 as a teen and how he warned the British after being arrested on the night of his famous ride that the minutemen had been alerted.
Hence Palin’s quote to the press that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”