New York Times mocked for confusing ‘My Country Tis of Thee’ for British anthem at inauguration

Left-wing New York Times colum­nist Paul Krug­man was wide­ly mocked Wednes­day after mis­tak­ing the play­ing of the patri­ot­ic song “Amer­i­ca” for the British nation­al anthem, which has the same melody.

“Band play­ing God Save the King? Not exact­ly appro­pri­ate,” Krug­man tweet­ed, as a band played the song also known as “My Coun­try Tis of Thee” short­ly before the begin­ning of Pres­i­dent Biden’s inau­gu­ra­tion ceremony.

He quick­ly fol­lowed up that he had for­got­ten there were “Amer­i­can­ized lyrics.” The lib­er­al econ­o­mist sur­mised he had “spent too much time Over There over the years,” refer­ring to the Unit­ed Kingdom.


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