History twice made at US Open

History was made at the US Open yesterday as Rory McIlroy broke record after record on his way to winning the prestigious event. Congratulations Rory! History was also made by NBC at the start of its championship coverage by twice altering the readings of the Pledge of Allegiance omitting the phrase “under God” both times. Congratulations NBC for eliminating God from our nation’s pledge. The omition, however, did not go unnoticed by many angry viewers who flooded the network with complaints. Congratuations viewers on holding NBC accountable.

7 Responses to “History twice made at US Open”

  1. June 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    As the pledge was originally written without the words “Under God” in them, this isn’t really ‘making history’. Repeating history, more like it.

  2. 2 rkollbocker
    June 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Good point, however, since it was the US Conress that added the phrase “Under God” in 1954, it seems it should be Congress who decides when and if the pledge gets changed…not NBC.

    • June 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      As they said it was a mistake, it’s sort of a moot point.

      That being said, the US Congress can change whatever they want (in this case, making a change that is blatantly unconstitutional due to that era’s McCarthyism), as there is no law that indicates the pledge must be said, saying a different pledge isn’t a huge deal.

  3. June 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    “Hardly a mistake, methinks.”

    I wish it had been done on purpose. It would be nice to see a large company take a stand for the first amendment.

    But, as they apologized, I’m betting it happened unintentionally.

  4. 6 Marilyn
    July 1, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I find this beautiful & his closing comment sure speaks volumes!

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