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    Some voters thought tweets "propaganda." It was the Declaration of Independence.

    Washington Post:

    Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted
    ‘propaganda.’ It was the Declaration of Independence.


    For about 20 minutes Tuesday, NPR traveled back to 1776.

    To echo its 29-year on-air tradition, the public radio network’s main Twitter account tweeted out the Declaration of Independence, line by line.

    There — in 113 consecutive posts, in 140-character increments — was the text of the treasured founding document of the United States, from its soaring opening to its searing indictments of King George III’s “absolute tyranny” to its very last signature.

    Who could have taken issue with such a patriotic exercise, done in honor of the nation’s birthday?

    Quite a few people, it turned out.
    the rest at link above

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    These proud Americans would likely fail the citizenship test.

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    I can understand the confusion-sure feels like we are under the tyranny of a would be king these days.

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    What happens when NPR tweets:

    "Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure."

    "We are met on a great battle field of that war."

    Or:

    "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free."

    "One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination."

    Or:

    "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    What happens when NPR tweets:

    "Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure."

    "We are met on a great battle field of that war."

    Or:

    "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free."

    "One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination."

    Or:

    "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
    "These are the times that try men's souls."

    Not a president but should have been.

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    Well, that's embarrassing.

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