NBC omits ‘under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance during U.S. Open, says wasn’t intentional

Even something like the U.S. Open golf tournament held in Washington, D.C. this weekend isn’t immune from the perils of political correctness.

At the beginning of NBC’s Sunday broadcast of the final round of one of the four major golf tournaments in the world, an introduction aired that included images from the nation’s capital while the Pledge of Allegiance being recited by school children in the background. The problem: Conspicuously missing were the words “under God”:

I pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands with liberty and justice for all.

(Jon Stewart on MSM: Fox agenda-driven but ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times are not)
Later in the broadcast, one of the commentators apologized to viewers, but still managed to not say “under God”:

Earlier 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. 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 that were offended by it.

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  • 737

     your sorry? then if your really sorry dont do it again, not all christians are passive. Dont make us mad we created this nation to worship God this is God’s country he is on our side so DO NOT mess with us

  • iremember

    I was also taught the Ten Commandments, The 23rd Psalm, by my teachers, who a lot of them had the Bible on their desk,and my teachers taught me right from wrong in addition to my family, and church. To all the non belivers out there, read Revelations 22: 20! I would rather die beliving than face the terrible prospect of not beliveing. Our choice, of course, good luck to all of those that don’t belive, “IF IT IS TRUE”. Good reading for all you that don’t belive in God,read the prayers of our forefathers, especially George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, etc.

    • Liberty for All

      Which Commandments are we talking about? The 1st, that Moses smashed or the 2nd set that replaced the 1st? Also there’s 3 different sets based on whether or not you’re Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish? Please specify.

  • iremember

    NBC stated that the phrase one nation under God wasn’t added until 1954. Well I was in the first grade in the year 1942 and I have said the pledge to Our
    Flag ever since, using “under God” and have done so with pride in our country, and my fellow countryman. What the liberals and non belivers have done is to brainwash our childern through the rotten media we have and the filth being propagated as being morally correct. What has happen in America is just like in Russia when they sent the parents and other adults off to sweep the streets and started their propaganda onslaught on the childern as early as they could, and drilled them with the communist doctrine. All empires who were in decay morally have been eliminated, I pray for the USA, but it could happen, ask your childern, what Memorial Day is, a lot answer “3 days off dude”

    • Liberty for All

      Stop speaking in platitudes and think. “All empires that were in moral decay, have been eliminated.” What does that mean? England, Spain? Rome lasted for over 1,000 years if you count the Byzantine. But were they ever moral? Maybe before they were Christian, and still a Republic, but this would mean christianity helped to destroy them. Is this what you mean? I’m confused.

  • Mary De Voe

    Our Creator endowed all men with unalienable rights… from our Declaration of Independence. Without God, all men become property of the state. This is treason and sedition against the American people. Write to the Federal Communications Commission and complain about our “unalienable” human rights being denied to us in a public broadcast.

    • Liberty for All

      I am forced to pay taxes and alimony, against my will. We are already property of the state. My God has forsaken me.

  • Max723

    This is life under the Obama regime. “The omission was unintentional?” That’s BS there isn’t anything recorded for broadcast that isn’t reviewed by multiple people. They should intentionally fire the boob responsible for putting that piece on the air.

    • Liberty for All

      Millions are pouring through our open borders and hate our heritage. (Bush and Mc Cain did nothing.) Those who work hard are forced to pay for those who won’t. And our own government gropes us if we fly. And your upset over “Under
      God”? Who’s the real boob?