NY Times: Hey ‘Tiny Patriots,’ America Is 'Just OK'

NewsBusters | 7/3/2019 | Staff
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Just days before the celebration of our nation’s birthday, the New York Times tried to rain on our Fourth of July parade.

The Gray Lady posted a video op-ed to Twitter on July 2, along with the message, “The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly inaccurate. If you look at data, the U.S. is really just O.K.” The video spends almost 5 minutes explaining why America isn’t so great, interspersed with cheesy stock footage, movie clips, and animations to try to drive home its point.

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The NYT does acknowledge a few things as great: The U.S. “built a kickass democracy, walked on the Moon, and we built universities so prestigious that even Taliban warlords send their kids.” Of COURSE, they would tout our liberal university indoctrination system, mislabel our democratic republic as a democracy, and avoid mentioning how we’re undefeated in World Wars.

They lecture that we are number one in healthcare spending per capita, but we “live sicker and shorter lives, we’re fatter, and globally, we’re more likely to see newborns die – we’re even behind Bosnia. But we have freedom in America. And everyone’s jealous. Or something,” the video scoffs. Tell that to all the people risking their lives just to step foot in the U.S.

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After a montage of Republicans talking about “enemies of freedom,” the narrator shrugs it off and says, “Turns out a lot of countries...
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