NPR Tweets Declaration Of Independence, Triggers Outrage

This undated image released by Britain's National Archives Thursday, July 2, 2009, shows a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, which has been discovered at the National Archives in Kew, England. T... This undated image released by Britain's National Archives Thursday, July 2, 2009, shows a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, which has been discovered at the National Archives in Kew, England. The rare copy of the American Declaration of Independence has been found hidden in a file at the British National Archives. The Archives say that the print, known as the Dunlap print after the printer who commissioned it, is the 26th copy of the document to be found. The last Dunlap print found was sold at an auction for $8.14 million in 2000. Archives spokeswoman Katrina McClintock said Thursday that the file was found by a researcher looking through late 18th Century files for something unrelated. McClintock said it was discovered months ago but not revealed to the public until it could be extracted and catalogued. (AP Photo/National Archives) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ** MORE LESS
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Continuing its 29-year tradition of broadcasting an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, National Public Radio accompanied that broadcast with line-by-line tweets of the founding fathers’ statement Tuesday.

But some Twitter users interpreted the tweets as an attack on President Donald Trump, calling NPR “propaganda” and said the radio station was “calling for a revolution.”

Several of the Twitter users who responded negatively to NPR’s posts deleted their accounts or deleted the tweets, with one user saying he made a “dumb comment,” but questioned whether most Americans would be able to identify the Declaration of Independent if it were read to them.

NPR Spokeswoman Allyssa Pollard said the tweets were shared by thousands of Twitter users and started a “lively discussion” online.

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  1. This is like when they get upset that a villain in a movie is similar to their leaders. Yet they fail to take the next thought of why all these villains are like the people they support.

  2. Interesting how the Reich-wing immediately saw their God represented in the text…

  3. “Some Twitter Users”…

    Say no more…

    140 characters = IQ of 14

  4. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t recognize most of the text of the Declaration of Independence… but on the fourth of July I might suspect that I was missing some key context and so I might google some snippts before I opined that NPR was calling for a literal fucking revolution.

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