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On July 4, NPR Replays How ‘God Bless America’ Is a ‘Syrupy’ ‘Whitewash’

Posted on 06 July 2018

<p>NPR has a habit -- call it "counterintuitive" -- of trashing popular beliefs on major holidays (or holy days). On Good Friday in 2008, for example, NPR's <em>Fresh Air</em> rebroadcast a guest who trashed Christianity. On July 4, 2018, <em>All Things Considered </em>replayed a five-year-old interview suggesting the beloved patriotic song "God Bless America" annoys "many" with its "syrupy nationalism and trivialized faith," and Woody Guthrie suggested it was a "whitewash of everything that was wrong with America."</p>