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NPR tweets text of Declaration of Independence, MAGA crew gets triggered

Yesterday, National Public Radio, your mom’s favorite news source, tweeted out the entire Declaration of Independence in honor of July 4th.

Here’s a couple excerpts, we’ll spare you the whole thing.

While this may have been pretty annoying for the social media intern to type out the entire document, it was a pretty simple and poignant gesture… there shouldn’t be anything upsetting about a news organization tweeting the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day.

And yet, here we are.

The MAGA Twitter crew took NPR tweeting out the Declaration of Independence as an affront, going into full meltdown mode over the series of tweets.

Yes, NPR is talking about a revolution. The one that happened in 1776 and the reason this country exists.

It’s not like it was one dude either! The whole squad of MAGA minions took offense to the Declaration of Independence.

What’s particularly notable is that while Trump supporters didn’t understand what they were looking at was the Declaration of Independence, they were able to find a way that it related to Trump.

Basically, the way in which the founding fathers spoke about King George III is how Trump supporters view the media’s criticism of the president.

Ultimately, this isn’t a big deal. A couple fake patriots with American flags in their Twitter bios don’t know about the Declaration of Independence, whatever.

But this whole thing is representative of a larger issue. Trump sees the ‘liberal media’ as his main enemy. The president tells his supporters that news organizations are the main enemy. His supporters believe him that the media is their enemy.

Not to get too Old News Guy here, but any functioning democracy relies on transparency and a free press. Trump has disdained the press for his entire professional life, and now he has turned the government and their supporters against the media.

Many of these publications may have supposed biases on their editorial page, but facts are facts and Trump’s war against the media means we now we live in a world where fringe conspiracy websites like Infowars are treated as credible by a large swath of the country.

This leads to extremist ideology, exemplified by this NRA ad that seems to calls for violent revolution against the left.

Conservative tv host Dana Loesch says of the scary liberals,

“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again.”


Man, this whole country needs a major reset. Let’s all take a collective breather for a little while.