NBC Apologizes After Dropping “Under God” From US Open Pledge of Allegiance (Video)
NBC decided it was a good idea to cut “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during their US Open coverage.
It might be offensive.
They thought we wouldn’t notice.
Today they apologized.
FOX News reported:
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.