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NBC’s ‘Under God’ Omission Prompts Calls for Boycott, Firing
CNSNews ^ | 6/20/11 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 06/20/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT by CNSNews

(CNSNews.com) – NBC apologized for omitting the words “under God” and “indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance during Sunday’s U.S. Open, but the incident has touched off calls for NBC to hold those responsible for the omission accountable.

During the opening broadcast of the U.S. Open, NBC showed a montage that included children reciting the pledge, but the words “under God” and “indivisible” were omitted twice. The network received immediate backlash about the incident through social media, including tweets calling for a boycott of NBC.

“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,” announcer Dan Hicks told viewers.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: ignorantmedia; msdnc; msnbccoverup; nbccoverup; nbcvsamerica; nbcvsconstitution; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4ge; pledgeofallegiance; undergod; usopen

1 posted on 06/20/2011 11:15:01 AM PDT by CNSNews
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Let the libs watch their golf tourneys it that’s who they want.

Pray for America


2 posted on 06/20/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT by bray (FR needs to start a Draft Palin Campaign.)
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To: CNSNews
I'd be glad to boycott them but this was the first time since the Masters that I even turned the channel on. If I give up watching golf, no big deal at that, I will probably never watch NBC.
3 posted on 06/20/2011 11:25:00 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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I simply do not understand. Every Religion prays to some GOD, what is their problem. Oh yeah! its the atheist, and so few of them at that.
4 posted on 06/20/2011 11:28:08 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: CNSNews

Pro golfers are usually pretty conservative. Unfortunately, the new younger European golfers like Rory are likely progressive little dopes. I enjoyed seeing Rory win yesterday but would hope that most on the PGA would join in the outrage.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 11:28:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: CNSNews

Hard for me to boycott them any more than I do. Don’t watch their network at all, although I did see some of the US Open yesterday at my nephew’s house.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 11:29:52 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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Hard for me to boycott them any more than I do. Don’t watch their network at all, although I did see some of the US Open yesterday at my nephew’s house.


7 posted on 06/20/2011 11:30:08 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: bray

NBC hates God, loves queers and pays Kathy Griffin millions to get in our face about it

NBC via GE is the leader in carbon credits cause of global warmin

go to hell NBC


8 posted on 06/20/2011 11:30:57 AM PDT by advertising guy (everytime I see Huma's face I remember I forgot carrots at the store)
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To: CNSNews

They wanted to capture the patriotism of this event by turning it into a political event.

Fox News also pointed out in their article that ‘Under God” was not in the original plege but was added in 1954.

I would like to pint out THAT IT WAS ADDED and therefore is NOW part of the pledge of allegiance. they make it sound somehow like it is tained, not really pure, because it was added.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 11:31:06 AM PDT by dirtymac
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To: albie

When Rory was 12 years old he was already volunteering for the Special Olympics; we can cut him some slack at age 22. He’ll learn better as his worldwide income spikes higher.


10 posted on 06/20/2011 11:36:19 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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So the suits at NBC learned nothing from L’affair Weiner, or Watergate for that matter. When you screw up, admit it immediately and fully, or you will go down for certain.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 11:36:27 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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“indivisible’

That may become obsolete if Obozo wins a 2nd term.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 11:39:28 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: advertising guy

They do have a religion, the religion of Climate Change and the Rev. Al Gore.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 11:41:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: CNSNews

Send in Michael Isikoff to investigate...


14 posted on 06/20/2011 11:42:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: raccoonradio

...and the Obamessiah, who gives tingles to Chris Matthews’ leg...


15 posted on 06/20/2011 11:43:47 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

the network that has Baldwin, Fey and Alan Sorkin and Olberman hate God, mock God, and shove that hate in your face

.. wait til the elections get closer......


16 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:56 AM PDT by advertising guy (everytime I see Huma's face I remember I forgot carrots at the store)
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To: CNSNews

SOP for NBC. Since they just hired the PBS pres. who had to resign over the O’Keefe sting and Juan Williams firing, we’ll be seeing more and more of this.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 11:46:46 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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The apologized but didn’t state what words were left out. One statement said something to the effect of “timing” but the words would only have saves a second of time.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 11:49:08 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: advertising guy

A few years ago on FR, it was noted that 58% of NBC News-New York staffers are gay.

And you wonder where the bias comes from???


19 posted on 06/20/2011 11:50:42 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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The USGA needs to issue a statement about this if they had no editorial control; or fire whoever approved it if they did.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 06/20/2011 12:02:34 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: advertising guy

Olbermann has moved on to Gore’s Current TV network, and its handful of viewers. But otherwise...


21 posted on 06/20/2011 12:02:47 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: hinckley buzzard
I'd be glad to boycott them but this was the first time since the Masters that I even turned the channel on. If I give up watching golf, no big deal at that, I will probably never watch NBC.

The Masters is televised by CBS

22 posted on 06/20/2011 12:16:21 PM PDT by Azzurri
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23 posted on 06/20/2011 12:29:59 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: albie

>Pro golfers are usually pretty conservative. Unfortunately, the new younger European golfers like Rory are likely progressive little dopes. I enjoyed seeing Rory win yesterday but would hope that most on the PGA would join in the outrage.<

I’m pro-American (my tag name too) and the one tidbit I read when Rory faltered in the Masters is that he implied he wasn’t a big fan of the US in one article on Golf Channel.

To add, 2 years ago during the Ryder Cup panel, one commentator actually said “they are MOSTLY Republicans that’s why they all live in Florida”. I almost fell off my chair when he said it, and it was newly Americanized David Feherty who said it live.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 12:32:20 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: tcrlaf
Someone needs to poll the number of Gays running CNN!
My wife worked as a consultant there in the late 90’s and it was a like a non stop gay bar happy hour at the Atlanta headquarters.
My wife had to deal with men throwing fits at work because they were fighting over the new guy at work.
In fact, she would hear comments about managers hiring people because they cute and gay.
We would attend Xmas parties held by CNN staff and 75 % of the staff at the event were gay.
No wonder Anderson Cooper and that Black gay lefty feel at home there.
Plenty of chances to get a date for the upcoming weekend !
25 posted on 06/20/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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