At Fox News Insider:
Tucker Carlson debated a writer from Alternet DC who said the Star-Spangled Banner's designation as our national anthem has its roots in neo-Confederate circles.
One day before the 203rd anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the song while onboard a ship during the Battle of Baltimore, Key's monument in the Charm City was defaced with the term "racist anthem."
Jefferson Morley told Carlson that for nearly a decade in the 1920s, neo-Confederate groups petitioned - ultimately successfully -- to have Key's tune made our official anthem.
That goal finally came to pass in 1931.
Carlson said the anthem itself is not racist [and, by the way, the writer agrees], and the Confederacy came to exist decades after Key took that famous glance across the Patapsco River.
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