Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

An excerpt from President Trump's
July 4 Address

July 19, 2019 --

"As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage. Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told: the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true. It is the chronicle of brave citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future. And it is the saga of thirteen separate colonies that united to form the most just and virtuous republic ever conceived. "

Considering the outcry over an image on the Betsy Ross (13 colonies) flag on Nike sneakers, it's a wonder there has been no criticism of the president for referring to "the saga of thirteen separate colonies," some of which were slave-holding .

The president's address was carried live only by Fox cable. LPR wonders if the broadcast networks have established the precedent to oppose live coverage of any presidential appearance as "partisan," including the State of the Union address.