Conservatives rip NPR over Declaration of Independence disclaimer
Conservatives blasted National Public Radio over the weekend for describing the Declaration of Independence as flawed and containing racist language.
“245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence,” NPR said in a Twitter thread posted on July 4. “It says ‘that all men are created equal’ — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time.”
In a separate tweet, the outlet said the document features “flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.”
Defund NPR – an Anti American outlet funded by American taxes.
— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) July 4, 2021
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) July 4, 2021
The Declaration of Independence requires what is essentially a trigger warning at the start to let people know that they’re about to read something offensive. At least according to NPR. Maybe we should add a similar rider to our tax dollars. Defund NPR. https://t.co/uT6mrWBh2C
— Inez Stepman ⚪️⚪️ (@InezFeltscher) July 5, 2021