The Root: We Need a New National Anthem

September 13th, 2016 4:00 PM
The self-righteous hindsight of the left exposes itself again as progressive writer Lawrence Ware suggests, “Put simply, we need a new national anthem…” In an article published by The Root on September 12, Ware urged for the rewriting of the national anthem due to the “vicious legacy of who wrote this song and what it represents.” He referenced a Counterpunch…

In Honor of Flag Day, CBS Notes 'Star-Spangled Banner' 200th Anniversa

June 14th, 2014 8:55 AM
 From time to time, we at NewsBusters like to highlight things the media actually do right, and so, on this Flag Day, we tip our hats to the CBS Evening News, which two days ago closed its newscasts with a story on the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner." Reporter Jim Axelrod narrated a fitting tribute to the “flag and song…

WaPo Humorist: Don't Blame Christina Aguilera, It's Francis Scott Key

February 8th, 2011 5:45 PM
In her aptly-titled ComPost blog yesterday, Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri defended pop star Christina Aguilera's botched rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before Super Bowl XLV. "She didn't botch the national anthem. Francis Scott Key did," Petri explained, griping that: