Earlier this week, The New York Times published a garbage video trashing the United States as a mediocre country that shouldn't be celebrated. In predictable fashion, it was posted just in time for Independence Day.
The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly inaccurate.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. pic.twitter.com/pFrWBH0Zfl— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 2, 2019
The backlash was swift.
Because of course they do this the week of Independence Day. What a disgrace. https://t.co/GtmB7s37pk— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 2, 2019
So “mythical” is American greatness that people are literally dying to get in and those who complain the loudest never leave.— ????? (@JuliaGulia809) July 2, 2019
literally nothing is stopping you from leaving pic.twitter.com/rTdnpSqY34— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 2, 2019
this is your worst take since the broccoli taco— Razor (@hale_razor) July 2, 2019
We’ve built a free and prosperous nation where anyone has the opportunity to thrive and live out their dreams.— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) July 2, 2019
We’ve also shared that gift with the world, helping others to achieve the same.
A lot of great men died for this “just OK” country so that you could freely publish this garbage take.— Country Roads, Take Me hOMAHAAA (@sheabooskyy) July 2, 2019
Consider this my official response pic.twitter.com/ENWpkeqWyk— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 2, 2019
I guess that’s why our borders are packed with people trying to get in to the most OK place on earth...FU— Nicole Taffer (@NicoleTaffer) July 3, 2019