Godless liberal media
What are they whining about?
Rory McIlroy held on to win the 2011 U.S. Open, and Tiger Woods didn’t even participate (busy driving his long wood into cocktail waitresses), yet controversy still lingered after the final round ended and fans dispersed. Apparently, some ignoramus at NBC went on an extremely offensive power trip, removing the words “Under God” from our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance during the tournament’s coverage this past weekend. The omission of this piece immediately sparked outrage that rang out all over the country, causing NBC to issue an apology before tournament coverage even came to a close.
While I find this action to be completely insensitive and ridiculous, it’s not just because of the specific words they removed. Screwing with our Pledge of Allegiance in any way is completely unacceptable. If they’d change the opening line to say “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the best country in the whole damn world,” I’d still be up-in-arms asking for the head of whichever moron thought he could edit a tradition of the United States of America without consequence. The entire point of NBC’s piece was to address the patriotic fact this is OUR tournament, taking place in OUR nation’s capitol. Why screw with that lovely sentiment by forgetting that OUR God is part of the pledge whether you attempt to edit him from your broadcast or not?