“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

There are times when you just shake your head at the amount of stupidity that invades our society…..like on the 4th when NPR Tweeted out the DoI, 140 characters at a time and then the push back from people that did not know it was the DoI……

NPR marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. The AP reports the broadcaster tweeted out the words of the declaration line-by-line Tuesday. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to his presidency. One tweet read, “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” Another said: “and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.”

A Twitter user accused NPR of condoning violence while trying to sound patriotic. The user apologized after the misunderstanding was pointed out. Another asked if the tweet was talking about the US’ current foreign agenda, asking if Americans were the tyrants. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets and praised the outlet for doing so. Many, recognizing it was the Declaration of Independence, said how history is repeating itself. NPR broadcast its annual reading of the declaration for the 29th straight year on Independence Day. This is the first year the tradition has been extended to Twitter. A spokesperson says the tweets were shared by thousands of people and generated “a lively conversation.”

The Tweets fired at NPR are just amazing……read some of them for yourself…….some of the replies will just amaze you……

Apparently the DoI is no longer required reading in school…..how many of those that attacked consider themselves a “Proud American” and “Patriotic”?

11 thoughts on ““Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

  1. Saw this on another blog. The NPR really exposed some stupid people, who didn’t even know it was their own DoI that was being tweeted. Good spoof, in my book!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Thanks for this. It’s like people are looking *at* their colored lenses instead of even through them, projecting instead of observing.

  3. Trump haters from the PC left will read into and manufacture interpretations to qualify being insulted. Like Trump’s press secretary said if the president used Russian dressing on his salad he is accused of being Putin’s patsy. On the other hand Gibbon’s “Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (historically accurate) was apparently written as a condemnation of the British Empire of his time and then there are the masked satire’ s of Voltaire.

    1. This is nothing new…we just had 8 years of the same thing slid in from the Right….this was the DoI and some did not recognize it…..

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