NBC Edits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

June 20, 2011 at 4:55 am

Jay Busbee Devil Ball Golf Yahoo Sports

Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners:

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Later in the telecast, host Dan Hicks read the following statement during coverage: “It was our intent to begin our coverage of this U.S. Open championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being here 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.” >>>

NBC’s non-apology apology is not good enough. I want to know what their reasoning was behind their ill formed choice. That the US Open is being hosted at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, in the shadow of our nations capital, makes their selective editing all the more egregious.

Jay Busbee (whom I link to above) links from Free Republic…thanks!