Democratic lawmakers and their allies in the liberal media had a rough time during Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, seemingly criticizing America at every turn and distancing themselves from Independence Day instead of celebrating it.
“Conservatives have said for years that the left hates America. Now the left comes out and blatantly admits that it does … on July 4 weekend no less,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News.
As the nation prepared for the fireworks, backyard cookouts, and parades, The New York Times on Saturday published a piece that suggested the American flag has become a symbol of divisiveness. The Washington Post published an opinion piece titled “Remember the Bicentennial? Celebrating might be even harder for America’s 250th birthday,” which explored how the U.S. plans to celebrate the 2026 milestone when deep divisions exist within the country.
Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ paper also published an opinion piece headlined, “The Fourth is for complainers,” that claimed “America is a nation founded out of dissent and discontent; the Declaration of Independence is a literal list of complaints.” Another Washington Post column knocked the Statue of Liberty’s “unstable” meaning and suggested it wasn’t representative of all immigrants to the U.S. because of its “complex history.”
Not to be outdone, NPR tweeted out a thread of the original Declaration of Independence, ripping it as “a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.” It also remarked immediately that the document “says ‘that all men are created equal’ — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time.”
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