NPR Tweets Declaration Of Independence, Triggers Outrage

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Credit Entertainment Weekly

- Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) July 4, 2017A few of the replies to @NPR's tweeting the Declaration of Independence on this, the 4th of July.

For some reason, though, a lot of folks - presumably on the Trump-supporting side of the political spectrum - thought that by tweeting about tyranny, NPR was attacking our current president, rather than a long-dead British monarch.

This Independence Day, some of the most ardent fans of President Donald Trump tried to exhibit their patriotism and undying love for the United States (and the man now occupying the highest office) by demonstrating their complete and utter lack of knowledge about the Declaration of Independence. BuzzFeed and the Associated Press also have stories.

National Public Radio has a long-running tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence aloud every Fourth of July. This year, the network chose to extend the tradition to social media, generating "a lively conversation", NPR spokesman told the Washington Post.

As one Twitter user said, the document serves as "a reminder today in another deeply divided time".

NPR, on its program "Morning Edition", has traditionally celebrated Independence Day by having its reporters, newscasters, commentators and hosts read the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. Some issued a mea culpa. "I Tweeted a VERY dumb comment", he wrote.

"Propaganda is that all you know?" another asked.

The Washington Post article includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence.

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