NBC Deletes God
""I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."" This is the pledge of allegiance approved by congress in 1954. It was originally composed in 1892, in a slightly different form.
In NBC TV coverage of the US golf tournament in Washington, DC, this edited version was used.--------------- "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all." --from CNN--- This was repeated twice during a promotional ad for the open tournament. Later in the program the NBC commentator said,------------" 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."----------: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/19/2960837/nbc-dumps-god-from-pledge-of-allegiance.html#ixzz1Q3wbgkVP
Why was this done and who approved this editing? NBC is not saying. NBC has a perfectly legal right to edit the pledge or anything else. That is not the issue. The question is was there an ideological reason for doing this? Was it deliberately done to anger a large portion of the US population? Was it an anti Christian statement? A political reason?
The same words could not have been edited out accidentally twice. Someone had to edit the words "under God" out, twice. Someone had to review and approve the double censorship. Did someone at NBC think no one of the millions watching would notice? Or did they just not care if people were upset over this.
I do not have the answers and NBC has not yet said why this was done. Just something to think about.