As a local Nashville paper pointed out, the HuffPo article on the Tennessee Tea party’s criticism of the discussion of slavery in school textbooks is a year old. I even wrote about it last January.

The idea that textbooks shouldn’t discuss historical reality remains absurd, but I don’t understand why HuffPo and other news outlets only now uncovered this “news.”

UPDATE (1-26-12): Now, HuffPo is writing about two of John Tyler’s grandsons who are still alive. That sounds familiar . . . wonder who wrote about them over a year ago? Get out of my head, HuffPo!

ANOTHER UPDATE (1-27-12): Mental Floss has tweeted a link to a New York Magazine interview with Harrison Ruffin Tyler. By the way, Mental Floss was the source of the HuffPo article.