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05-07-2017, 10:08 AM
NPR Tweets Decl. of Independence; Trump supporters don't recognize it and flip out
Gizmodo: Trump Supporters Cry Bias After NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence

Quote:NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously.

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The Declaration of Independence is one of the most cherished documents in the United States. We even make movies about it like it’s the Ark of the Covenant. But some Trump supporters were a bit confused yesterday, and saw phrases like “unworthy the Head of a civilized nation” as biased. They assumed that NPR was blasting the current president rather than King George in 1776.

NPR has been reading the Declaration of Independence on air in a tradition that dates back 29 years. And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence is a pretty anti-authoritarian document. So it makes sense that people might believe that it’s a statement against all tyrants.

But you’d think that people who want to “make America great again” might recognize the words of the Declaration of Independence. I guess not.

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The line about the right of the people to abolish the current government and form a new one struck a chord with some Trump enthusiasts.

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And some people were particularly offended by the line about King George being an “unworthy” leader of a civilized nation, believing that perhaps NPR was talking about a different tyrant:

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Some Trump supporters even called the Declaration of Independence “trash”:

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While others assumed that the word “obstructed” might be a little to close the charges of “obstruction” against President Trump:

[Image: oc5VMFJ.png]

And even after it was pointed out that NPR was simply tweeting the Declaration of Independence, some people still saw an anti-Trump political motivation in the whole process:

[Image: XRG6eeq.png]

Because apparently NPR needs more “balance,” maybe by reading out the arguments made by supporters of King George in 1776?

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Yes, some Trump supporters believe that you gotta hear both sides. If you’re going to tweet out the Declaration of Independence, why not The Art of the Deal or other texts written by authoritarians? You don’t want to be seen as biased now, do you?

But I guess this is where we’re at as a country. The nation’s most treasured texts are being interpreted as protests against the president. Which really makes you wonder what Trump supporters stand for. If the Declaration of Independence is now anti-American, what counts as patriotic?

[Image: 5JOKiF4.png]

Ah yes, a song about making American great again that has North Korean-levels of creepiness. That’ll do.

[NPR and Goth Ms. Fizzle and Alexandra Aimee]

Correction: This post originally had a typo that incorrectly identified King George as the fourth rather than the third. I regret my own idiocy.

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05-07-2017, 10:19 AM
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The fact that the world is full of morons is old news.....


Just watch prime time television. Any channel.

You'll see.

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05-07-2017, 10:19 AM
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(05-07-2017 10:08 AM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Gizmodo: Trump Supporters Cry Bias After NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence

Quote:NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously.

[Image: 0tkRAyW.png]

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most cherished documents in the United States. We even make movies about it like it’s the Ark of the Covenant. But some Trump supporters were a bit confused yesterday, and saw phrases like “unworthy the Head of a civilized nation” as biased. They assumed that NPR was blasting the current president rather than King George in 1776.

NPR has been reading the Declaration of Independence on air in a tradition that dates back 29 years. And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence is a pretty anti-authoritarian document. So it makes sense that people might believe that it’s a statement against all tyrants.

But you’d think that people who want to “make America great again” might recognize the words of the Declaration of Independence. I guess not.

[Image: qRmMnP9.png]

The line about the right of the people to abolish the current government and form a new one struck a chord with some Trump enthusiasts.

[Image: vxvcXQ1.png]

And some people were particularly offended by the line about King George being an “unworthy” leader of a civilized nation, believing that perhaps NPR was talking about a different tyrant:

[Image: xja2jFz.png]

Some Trump supporters even called the Declaration of Independence “trash”:

[Image: v10AYUb.png]

While others assumed that the word “obstructed” might be a little to close the charges of “obstruction” against President Trump:

[Image: oc5VMFJ.png]

And even after it was pointed out that NPR was simply tweeting the Declaration of Independence, some people still saw an anti-Trump political motivation in the whole process:

[Image: XRG6eeq.png]

Because apparently NPR needs more “balance,” maybe by reading out the arguments made by supporters of King George in 1776?

[Image: fQNY8f7.png]

Yes, some Trump supporters believe that you gotta hear both sides. If you’re going to tweet out the Declaration of Independence, why not The Art of the Deal or other texts written by authoritarians? You don’t want to be seen as biased now, do you?

But I guess this is where we’re at as a country. The nation’s most treasured texts are being interpreted as protests against the president. Which really makes you wonder what Trump supporters stand for. If the Declaration of Independence is now anti-American, what counts as patriotic?

[Image: 5JOKiF4.png]

Ah yes, a song about making American great again that has North Korean-levels of creepiness. That’ll do.

[NPR and Goth Ms. Fizzle and Alexandra Aimee]

Correction: This post originally had a typo that incorrectly identified King George as the fourth rather than the third. I regret my own idiocy.

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05-07-2017, 10:21 AM
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Color me completely unsurprised. They are the sort of people who voted for him, after all. I guess if one is lucky enough to be born in the US one can be this ignorant and still eke out a living.
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05-07-2017, 10:29 AM
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I just saw this online and am not quite sure if I should laugh or cry at the utter stupidity of the Trumpophiles.

Oh, please, LDH tell us why it makes perfect sense that your people are unfamiliar with the Declaration of Independence.

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05-07-2017, 10:41 AM
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(05-07-2017 10:19 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  The fact that the world is full of morons is old news.....


Just watch prime time television. Any channel.

You'll see.

Back in days of yore, there were uneducated and uninformed people expounding on things - but usually only to listeners in their immediate vicinity. Then came radio and TV, which let the successful and rich uninformed reach a much bigger audience, and even pass on their "uninformedness" to a host of minions. Then came the internet, so even the relatively poor and unimportant can display their lack of knowledge to millions. Progress! Banana_zorro

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05-07-2017, 11:46 AM
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(05-07-2017 10:41 AM)Rockblossom Wrote:  ...
Back in days of yore, there were uneducated and uninformed people expounding on things - but usually only to listeners in their immediate vicinity. Then came radio and TV, which let the successful and rich uninformed reach a much bigger audience, and even pass on their "uninformedness" to a host of minions. Then came the internet, so even the relatively poor and unimportant can display their lack of knowledge to millions. Progress! Banana_zorro

I liked that.

I hesitated because you were on 666 likes and I didn't want to spoil that but ... y'know ... the internet as disseminator of mass ignorance - sounds about right.

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05-07-2017, 12:10 PM
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I saw that, and all the tweets. Hysterical. Laugh out load

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05-07-2017, 12:11 PM
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Ignorance abounds in every color, age, lifestyle, educational accomplishments, gender, career, deity belief/non-belief... Oh, and political inclination.

Every watch those videos from California's "boardwalk" (name of the place escapes me right now)? Sometimes the fellow takes the camera to a local university.

Truly makes one shudder for the future when hearing the "blissful" ignorance of the populace.

Public education at its best.

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05-07-2017, 12:33 PM
RE: NPR Tweets Decl. of Independence; Trump supporters don't recognize it and flip out
(05-07-2017 10:08 AM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Gizmodo: Trump Supporters Cry Bias After NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence

Quote:NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously.

[Image: 0tkRAyW.png]

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most cherished documents in the United States. We even make movies about it like it’s the Ark of the Covenant. But some Trump supporters were a bit confused yesterday, and saw phrases like “unworthy the Head of a civilized nation” as biased. They assumed that NPR was blasting the current president rather than King George in 1776.

NPR has been reading the Declaration of Independence on air in a tradition that dates back 29 years. And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence is a pretty anti-authoritarian document. So it makes sense that people might believe that it’s a statement against all tyrants.

But you’d think that people who want to “make America great again” might recognize the words of the Declaration of Independence. I guess not.

[Image: qRmMnP9.png]

The line about the right of the people to abolish the current government and form a new one struck a chord with some Trump enthusiasts.

[Image: vxvcXQ1.png]

And some people were particularly offended by the line about King George being an “unworthy” leader of a civilized nation, believing that perhaps NPR was talking about a different tyrant:

[Image: xja2jFz.png]

Some Trump supporters even called the Declaration of Independence “trash”:

[Image: v10AYUb.png]

While others assumed that the word “obstructed” might be a little to close the charges of “obstruction” against President Trump:

[Image: oc5VMFJ.png]

And even after it was pointed out that NPR was simply tweeting the Declaration of Independence, some people still saw an anti-Trump political motivation in the whole process:

[Image: XRG6eeq.png]

Because apparently NPR needs more “balance,” maybe by reading out the arguments made by supporters of King George in 1776?

[Image: fQNY8f7.png]

Yes, some Trump supporters believe that you gotta hear both sides. If you’re going to tweet out the Declaration of Independence, why not The Art of the Deal or other texts written by authoritarians? You don’t want to be seen as biased now, do you?

But I guess this is where we’re at as a country. The nation’s most treasured texts are being interpreted as protests against the president. Which really makes you wonder what Trump supporters stand for. If the Declaration of Independence is now anti-American, what counts as patriotic?

[Image: 5JOKiF4.png]

Ah yes, a song about making American great again that has North Korean-levels of creepiness. That’ll do.

[NPR and Goth Ms. Fizzle and Alexandra Aimee]

Correction: This post originally had a typo that incorrectly identified King George as the fourth rather than the third. I regret my own idiocy.

Could this be why they tend to hate public education...on some level they know how dumb they are? Nah! Weeping

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