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.

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  • Auntie Em

    America is a Christian Nation and Jesus is King. Godless liberals can either get over it or get out; we will not let them blaspheme our Creator to appease the devil.

    Sometimes I wonder if this fight is a battle that Jesus would have us fight. He was mocked when He was here. He scolded Peter for battling. I find it very hard not to battle for my King; however, Jesus told us what would happen, He told us to be prepared, and He told us to be ever mindful that He would return. I will never deny Christ. He is King of all creation, and all others (including Captain Anti-Israel) will bow before Him.

    I won’t roll over and allow Him to blasphemed, but I will humbly follow my Savior. We should all be on our knees for the repentance of our own sins as well as those of this nation. Pray that God gives you guidance out of this handbasket we are certainly in. Read your Bible.

    I am sorry I am sounding bossy here. I have had to remind myself a lot these past two or three weeks, that Jesus is THE King and God is the I AM. All of this rigamarow and evil is just future kindling for the eternal fire.

  • Paddy

    NBC’s apology is hollow unless they do something to rectify their abuse. I suggest that NBC show the Pledge segment including “under God” during all major sport broadcasts for 30 days. After all, viewing young Americans pledging their allegiance is always pleasant and inspirational.

  • StanInTexas

    For the record, NBC DID NOT apologize for deliberately omitting the words “Under God” from the Pledge. They said they were sorry if what they did offended anyone.

    It is analogous to saying “I’m sorry you are too stupid to get the joke I told!”

  • Suzanne

    Two words to NBC: Damage done.

  • Mark1957

    NBC left the words “under God” out of the apology also.

  • Kevin

    “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.”

    So the question remains- *Why did* you edit those words out? I don’t give a hoot in hell that you are sorry you got called out on it, the citizens of this country want to know what your reason was for doing it at all.

  • Pat the First

    There was absolutely no reason for anything to be omitted from the Pledge unless the kids didn’t say them. I am thinking that didn’t happen. There is absolutely no reason to accept their reason except to acknowledge that NBC is being very insensitive to Christians. Why it acceptable to be insensitive to Christians but no other group?

  • GUS

    This wasn’t an accident. If you think it was, you’re a moron.

  • theBuckWheat

    What boggles my mind is that several people thought this was a good idea, and several more people devised, approved and vetted the non-apology apology. This reinforces the list of networks that I avoid.

  • Reconstitution

    Wow! NBC put its political and religious bias on display before the world. Showing this much bias reporting on a *sports* event shows they’ve completely abandoned journalistic integrity…and the majority of Americans.

  • RS

    The inability of man to admit that he is under God has been with us from day one.

    NBC is just selling apples of arrogance and pride.

    Don’t buy them.

  • Joe College

    They did it on purpose to support Obama. Obama’s Middle East policy is killing more Christians than Jews.

  • big L

    Dear Comcast: you’ve lost million of viewers. Godd luck paying off your notes. Insincerely BL

  • PJ

    I also wonder why the Irish Catholic family in Blue Bloods never say “through Christ our Lord” when they say grace. Has grace changed and nobody told me??

  • rampart ranger

    Shows you what dummies are working in the newsrooms of America. You cannot overstate the out-of-touch idiocy of these journalism majors. Brain dead, arrogant and hateful, a bad combination.

  • nelle

    They’re probably testing the waters to see if we’re ready to give it up yet, or to further desensitize us to the omission. The left isn’t going to give up trying to wrench “under God” out of the Pledge. They expect us to get tired of defending it, and just give it up.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    NBC is only sorry that a bunch of bible thumping bitter gun clingers got upset. The people responsible for deliberately omitting the phrase know they won’t have to worry about suicide bombers or head choppers when Christians are insulted.

  • succotash

    I don’t usually watch NBC locally or otherwise but definitely won’t be watching now and I let them know it and why. I’m sure they don’t give a rats behind but if enough people do this they might get the message.

  • Jerry C

    Cancelling cable because of crap like this. More time to study my Bible. It’s kinda sad that the only truth I can get into today’s hi-tech modern world comes from a several thousand year-old book. Got Jesus?

  • karkin

    The words “under god” were not part of the original pledge of allegiance.
    The were thrown in during the 1950’s to protect us from the godless Commies.

    The irony is, the pledge of allegiance was written by a socialist.