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NBC left “under God” out of pledge of allegiance, forced to apologize

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During coverage of the U.S. Open on Sunday, NBC edited the words "under God" out of its footage of the Pledge of Allegiance, and, predictably, has already had to apologize in the wake of backlash from viewers on Twitter and Facebook.

One angry (and vaguely sassy) viewer Tweeted, "If NBC can omit 'under God' from the Pledge, I can omit them from my TV lineup. I like God far more The Office! #NBC."

In some corners the network is actually getting props for the edit, but even so, commentator Dan Hicks already issued an on-air apology, saying, "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."

Glad to see everyone's time being put to productive use, as usual.