Sometimes, the mainstream media goes a little too far!
OK, let's make that a LOT too far! What disturbs me most about this story is that really didn't expect anyone to realize what they had done! Of course, NBC started apologizing as soon as folks started raising hell!
NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast
Published June 19, 2011
BETHESDA, Md. -- NBC issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of golf's U.S. Open.
The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.
In a statement during the broadcast, NBC commentator Dan Hicks said, "We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this U.S. Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation's capital for the third time.
"Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."
The words "under God" were not in the original pledge from 1892 and were not added until 1954.
While this was going on, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy romped to an eight-shot win to claim his first major title with a record-low 72-hole score of 16-under par at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
One of the most stupid statements made was that NBC wanted to "capture the patriotism" in the segment that was edited. WHAT? How the hell do you show how patriotic you are by butchering the Pledge?
This is part of what's wrong with the government and the media now days! They make these major screw-ups and think the public is way too stupid to notice!
Well, guess what,clowns! Not all of us are asleep just yet! Better start realizing that, or your viewer share is going to start dropping big time!
In the meantime, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! OK?