Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

Declaration of Incoherence


For 29 years, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” has celebrated the Fourth of July with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators.

This testament to the nation’s founding document has previously proved uncontroversial. But that changed in the year 2017.

After NPR tweeted the accompanying text of the declaration line by line, Donald Trump backers (seemingly unaware of the source document) accused the media organization of playing partisan politics and attacking the president.

“So, NPR is calling for a revolution,” Twitter user @JustEsrafel wrote.



Mike Pence, Twitler, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, and Mika Brzezinski on the dartboard


Original painting (Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris)

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