Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NBC-TV: Take this Pledge and Edit It

"... under God, indivisable ..."  or  "a nation gone under, invisible"?
Hat tip goes to the Family Research Council (FRC) a Christian advocacy group which sponsored a effort to contract and to ostracize NBC-TV for their blatant bias against God and America’s Christian foundations. This was a shameful censor of the Pledge of Allegiance that occurred in their introduction to this past weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Tournament held in Wasting-a-ton, D.C. Here are some comments by FRC President Tony Perkins regarding this affort against God:

There may be more outrage over NBC's Pledge video, but there don't seem to be more answers. Yesterday, a local television reporter tried calling the network for an interview about the missing "under God, indivisible." After a few attempts, he was referred to the "Contact NBC" email address. When he finally did reach the Vice President for Communications at NBC Sports, Chris McCloskey, he was referred to the network's statement. "Unfortunately, when producing the piece--which was intended to capitalize on the patriotism of having our national championship played in our nation's capital--a decision was made by a small group of people to edit portions of the Pledge of Allegiance."
The reporter pressed for more answers about this "small group" but got nowhere. And apart from the weak apology offered by NBC during the U.S. Open, no corrective action has been taken. Perhaps NBC should be forced to sit through its own sensitivity training and learn to respect the hundreds of years of patriotic tradition that Americans sacrificed their lives for. At the very least, we should call for the network to feature the Pledge--the whole Pledge--in the programming leading up to July 4. Join us by contacting NBC. To hear more on the topic, check out my interview on CNN's "John King USA" last night.
Contact NBC and urge the network to air the entire, unedited Pledge of Allegiance

Here is a copy of the petition I signed and sent regarding this malicious “oversight”:

Dear NBC Official,

During last weekend's coverage of the U.S. Open, your NBC Sports network aired a special Pledge of Allegiance video in which the words "under God, indivisible" were removed. I am deeply offended that NBC would censor the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag that so many Americans have died to defend. A mere "apology" is not enough.

As you know, the airwaves belong to the public and NBC is granted permission to use those airwaves. Removing "under God" from one of the most widely viewed sports programs is a misuse of the public trust that you've been granted. You have continued to downplay the incident, refusing to take any corrective actions. This is unacceptable.

Please show that you support the Pledge of Allegiance by airing a daily public service announcement with the entire Pledge of Allegiance (only 31 words!). This will authenticate your apology and help ensure that neither NBC nor any other network will censor the Pledge of Allegiance again.



1 comment:

  1. Why do you care about this? The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist. Does pledging your allegiance to a flag mean that if the flag speaks to you, you will do what it says? How foolish!