It was the biggest radio panic since Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast in 1938 had slack-jawed morons believing the Earth was under attack from Mars.

Yesterday, Trump supporters were “attacked’ by National Public Radio’s annual recitation of the Declaration of Independence.

For 29 years, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” has celebrated the Fourth of July with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators.

This testament to the nation’s founding document has previously been uncontroversial. But that has changed in the year 2017.

After NPR tweeted the accompanying text of the declaration line by line, Donald Trump backers (seemingly unaware of the source document) accused the media organization of playing partisan politics and attacking the president.

“So, NPR is calling for a revolution,” Twitter user @JustEsrafel wrote.

“Propaganda is that all you know?” another asked.

This was the Declaration of Independence the Trumpistas were offended and frightened by.

Funny. Sad. Terrifying. All of the above.

 

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