We hold these truths to be self evident: don’t mess with NPR.
It’s not like the company is above criticism. But there should be nothing less controversial than for the station to do what they did on Tuesday, and tweet out the Declaration of Independence for the Fourth of July.
Alas, some Trump supporters who were seemingly unfamiliar with the historic declaration, took offense on Twitter.
And thus, an internet controversy was born.
Blind partisanship and a deep-seated distrust of NPR appears to have made some supporters lash out at the station for tweeting out a document that was last controversial in, um, 1776.
They saw the tweets as being anti-Trump, not anti-tyrannical dead King.
Just take a look for yourself.
there’s nothing more american than getting pissed because you think the declaration of independence is shitting on the president pic.twitter.com/gkWSTR8SIY
— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) July 4, 2017
The Founding Fathers were not available for comment at this time.