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NBC Offers Incomplete Apology For Editing 'Under God' Out Of Pledge
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/19/2011 3:15:59 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

As Noel Sheppard reported earlier, in the show-opening feature of its coverage of the final round of the US Open golf championship today, NBC--twice--edited out the words "under God" from its clip of school children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clearly many Americans were offended and let NBC know about it. Because later in the broadcast, one of the announcers issued an apology. But the network simply compounded one omission with another. The apology spoke of "a portion of the Pledge" being edited out--but never mentioned that the omitted words were "under God."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidgregoryswife; golf; msdnc; msm; msnbccoverup; nbc; nbc4islam; nbc4obama; nbccoverup; notaxes4ge; pledgeallegiance; pledgeofallegiance

1 posted on 06/19/2011 3:16:02 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

godless socialists!


2 posted on 06/19/2011 3:17:17 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM just can’t say the word ‘God’.


3 posted on 06/19/2011 3:17:59 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“What swine..” ~ Paul Lavond


4 posted on 06/19/2011 3:20:03 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“What swine..” ~ Paul Lavond


5 posted on 06/19/2011 3:20:11 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

NBC = Nothing But CAP!


6 posted on 06/19/2011 3:21:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

NBC—sort of—apologizes for editing ‘under God’ out of Pledge. Ping to Today show list.


7 posted on 06/19/2011 3:21:37 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just drop the “Indivisible” part.


8 posted on 06/19/2011 3:21:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just drop the “Indivisible” part.


9 posted on 06/19/2011 3:21:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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I'm sure these two "experts" will explain it all in the morning...

10 posted on 06/19/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’d complain to Comcast corporate as well, they’re the majority owners of this POS network, and might need reminding that it’s not good for business to antagonize the largest chunk of your customer base.


11 posted on 06/19/2011 3:38:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

We only have television/cable because we’re taking care of my Dad and he watches a lot of it. His health isn’t great, though, so when he passes, after reading stuff like this and worse, it’s one of our first priorities to cancel everything.

It’s a sewer anyway, F ‘em, and I hope they die in a fire.


12 posted on 06/19/2011 4:10:33 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: newfreep
We wrote an email to NBC, as follows:

I was flabbergasted to see you remove the UNDER GOD portion from the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance today on coverage of the US Open.

These words have been in our National Pledge for over 50 years.

You have deeply offended me, my family and my friends.

You might think it was the right thing to do--so as not to offend those who do not believe in, or are otherwise hostile to the belief in God, but there are far more who do in this country. They are your customers, whom you are supposed to serve.

I think it was a very stupid move on your part and a fairly aggressive act in today's cultural wars. You'd be better served in disciplining those who made an inconsiderate and offensive decision to the vast majority of your viewers.

We will not be watching NBC or any other of your networks. If you want to insult us, we can go elsewhere. We're tired of being treated like naive rednecks who need an education from liberal New Yorkers and Left Coasters. Your network despises folks like me, so why watch it?

Alas Babylon! and Family, Alabama

13 posted on 06/19/2011 5:06:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Godless Socialists indeed. That is Immelt and (MS)NBC. So....what lackey would they blame this on? We all know it came from on high, Immelt, but what functionary would be blamed, if they had to name him?


14 posted on 06/19/2011 5:25:33 PM PDT by citizen (Romney+Bachmann I was thinking that during the CNN debate. Economic guy+Values gal. I like it a lot!)
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To: Freedom4US

When we moved to our presnt location, the cable guy could not understand that we wanted internet and phone, but no TV. He tried to sell us on it anyway advising us of the discount for all three. No thanks! No TV here. I get all my news from FreeRepublic and Drudge.


15 posted on 06/19/2011 5:28:22 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Bookmark


16 posted on 06/20/2011 12:22:02 AM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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To: bigbob
.....I’d complain to Comcast corporate as well, they’re the majority owners of this POS network...

For anyone who wants more info on the joint venture, from last winter...

Comcast and GE complete NBC deal

But FWIW, I still think GE's calling the shots.

17 posted on 06/20/2011 5:17:19 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
On a GE-related note....

GE Reaches Tentative 4-Year Deal With Unions

Wonder what's in it...?

18 posted on 06/20/2011 5:33:11 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How many Islamic terrorist watch golf anyway, that NBC would be so worried about offending them with the word God, and one nation, and indivisible?


19 posted on 06/20/2011 9:46:55 AM PDT by crosshairs (The left's hatred of Christianity has blinded them to the REAL threat which is Islam.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

they left out “indivisible” too. I guess secession is ok with them as well.


20 posted on 06/20/2011 1:45:12 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I can just see all the elite liberal huddled together - knowing the Tea Party will come get them. It’s probably the biggest thrill they’ve had all year. These people need to get a life...


21 posted on 06/20/2011 1:49:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; sickoflibs
This might have something to do with the “wiener effect’. Liberal men married to ball busting feminists - show how ‘brave’ they are by tweaking the furious ‘right wing’ from the safety of their NBC New York skyscraper.

Guess it's either poke the right wing - or twitter pictures to young women to prove they still have something down there...

22 posted on 06/20/2011 1:55:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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