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CNNís Blitzer, Morgan didnít stand during Pledge of Allegiance, half the national anthem at RNC
Daily Caller ^ | 9/3/12 | eff Poor

Posted on 09/03/2012 4:12:16 PM PDT by Nachum

UPDATE: CNN responds (see below)

To stand or not to stand — that is the question that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Piers Morgan struggled with for all of the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and half of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the closing night of last week’s Republican National Convention.

A recently uploaded YouTube video shows “The Situation Room” anchor and the host of “Piers Morgan Tonight” sitting throughout those events, as they were jeered and heckled by attendees at the convention to stand, initially waving off those calls until finally standing at the halfway point of the anthem.

Watch:

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blitzer; cnns; morgan; pledge
I know a song he'd probably stand for.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I think he would stand for this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w


2 posted on 09/03/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 09/03/2012 4:15:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Birds of a feather, fellow travelers, or useful idiots?


4 posted on 09/03/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Nachum

They both despise this country but have no problem collecting our currency. Those two Commies wouldn’t last 1 week in Venezuela or France, just like Johnny Depp they would flee the second the Govt demanded their money


5 posted on 09/03/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Why would they? Neither bears loyalty to America. They are both disloyal foreigners.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: Nachum

I understand Piers, he isn’t a US Citizen and I wouldn’t expect it but Wolf is and should have.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nachum

I recall that during the closing prayer, the lefties where blathering away at full volume, while the more conservative commentators like Arie Fleischer were whispering. It says everything.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 4:22:21 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Nachum

I’d betcha that POS Blitzer wouldn’t try that at an MLB or NFL game. Someone would surely thrown beer on him. LOL.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 4:22:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Anti-American. That’s why they luvs them some Obama.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Notice all the other idiots on the floor walking around during the anthem.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 4:24:04 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Nachum

Was that meant for THEM?

Oh, sorry, they weren’t listening, doncha see, how can anybody keep up with these beastly rituals and silly diplays.

It’s not like, well, you could get beheaded or anything for not complying instantly. (/ sarcasm)


13 posted on 09/03/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: mnehring

I understand Piers, he isn’t a US Citizen


If he had any class he would still stand up out of respect. I can’t stand these liberal piss ants.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 4:26:53 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

They carry water for Obama first. The country is last on their agenda.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: mnehring
I am not a US citizen either but would never fail to show respect during the playing of the US national anthem or God Bless America.

Morgan is a self-centered twit.

16 posted on 09/03/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure Morgan wouldn’t like it if we showed the same disrespect when the Union Jack was raised and the band played “God Save The Queen”


17 posted on 09/03/2012 4:44:20 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: F15Eagle

I just knew someone would’ve posted this pic when I read the headline. Thanks. :)


18 posted on 09/03/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: bronxville

Yeah, he proved what he was all about way back in 2007.

Attends a church that celebrates 9/11 and supports Palestinians against Israel. And NOI.

And American fools vote for him. Not once, but probably twice.

Incredible.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mnehring
I understand Piers, he isn’t a US Citizen

Would you stand for "God Save the Queen" if you were in England? I sure would!!!

20 posted on 09/03/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by Momto2 (WAR EAGLE!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Anyone notice that at the end of the republican convention Romney was singing along with the closing song, America the Beautiful, and knew not just every word but every verse and stanza ?


21 posted on 09/03/2012 5:02:29 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Nachum
What if everyone on FR called their cable (satellite TV) company and asked to have CNN blocked. If you can block a porn station you can block any station, so why not CNN.

Even if they claim they can't, the message will go back to CNN. Their ratings are that stellar! How long can they keep angering their customer base?

22 posted on 09/03/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Nachum

when i was a young boy i was taught to place my hand over my heart when the pledge of allegiance was said, along with the national anthem.

when i was in the military i saluted. now that i am old if i was in the vicinity of these apostates i would probably go to jail. either they would place their yellow hands over their hearts, salute,

or i would delicately beat the sh+t out of them.

don’t mock my country, my sacrifices or the sacrifices of my father, grandfather and my great grandfather.

\these people are buttholes. to say the least.

Blessings, bobo


23 posted on 09/03/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Churchillspirit; Emperor Palpatine; Momto2
I was going to tee off in my usual slapdash style. This time I read through. I understand Morgan finally attempted to stand, but Blitzer restrained him, with a touch of his arm. I read it that both men finally stood halfway through.

I have always felt uneasy with Morgan. Sometimes he comes off as a very erudite and perceptive host. At other times he slithers around his guests like a certain grass dwelling creature . I saw Blitzer this evening with Rience Priebus and it seemed that Blitzer was doing a Katie Couric or whatever. I could scarcely credit my senses at the unprofessional manner of Blitzer. Still I do stand to be corrected, could be my impression only.

I am heartened at the kind words here with regard to the good manners of Americans who would stand for the British National Anthem. I stand myself for the American Anthem and strange to say, feel a slight emotional tingle. (no jokes please). For it was we bloomin Brits, who fired the Congreve Rockets. to try to fire the fort and demoralize the American defenders. History tells us the flag is still there indeed. We have been quite good friends, except for Canada and the 1812-1814 war.

24 posted on 09/03/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra
Correction, Wrong spelling of the first name of the chairman of the RNC. Reince and not Rience.
25 posted on 09/03/2012 8:47:31 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: mnehring
I spent several years in the UK back in the late 50’s into the early 60’s and after each movie showing the British National Anthem was played.

Everyone stood quietly until it was over.I never for a moment considered not showing respect for my host country.

26 posted on 09/04/2012 2:28:22 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Peter Libra

I believe most true conservatives have great respect and love for your country. My daughter and I are both “Anglophiles” !! I felt pride in your athletes during the Olympics as I did our own.

Even if I didn’t have those feelings, being from the south I would still stand for your anthem because its the proper and polite thing to do!


27 posted on 09/08/2012 8:11:13 AM PDT by Momto2 (WAR EAGLE!!!!)
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To: Nachum

No surprise about Woof Sitzer.

His fawning lickspittle “interview” of Markus Wolf, head of East Germany’s STASI, after the fall of the USSR and East Germany has to rank in the “Top Ten Shameful News Reader Interviews”.

The whole purpose of which was to compare the STASI to the CIA, whitewashing the deeds of those murderous bastards. The “casual walk” optics done in the fall were clearly amusing to Markus who was unable to contain his contempt at Sitzer groveling adoration. Poor midget puppy almost broke his neck staring up at Markus.


28 posted on 09/08/2012 8:27:50 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Nachum

Neither did the delegates.


29 posted on 09/08/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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