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2011-06-20 09:43:05 AM  
But not as amended subby? Why not? Because NBC is filled with commie loving liberals!

stupid tag for subby
 
2011-06-20 09:43:59 AM  
"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."

The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.


... and yet, those same people usually say "if you're offended by the words, just don't say them."
 
2011-06-20 09:45:58 AM  
I'll never understand why so many people are so concerned with endlessly sucking up to god. Want to honor god? Be a good person.
 
2011-06-20 09:46:41 AM  

Theaetetus: "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."

The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.

... and yet, those same people usually say "if you're offended by the words, just don't say them."


So you are saying that the children didn't say them? Or that NBC didn't want to have the viewers hear them?

Is there anything that liberals will not censor?
 
2011-06-20 09:47:51 AM  
This is the worst thing anyone has done, ever!
 
2011-06-20 09:48:00 AM  

Theaetetus: "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."

The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.

... and yet, those same people usually say "if you're offended by the words, just don't say them."


And who cry out "Gay people on TV are offensive! They offend my morals, take them off!"
 
2011-06-20 09:48:34 AM  
Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?
 
2011-06-20 09:52:09 AM  
I anticipate a slaveringly incoherent tweet from Sarah Palin posthaste
 
2011-06-20 09:52:23 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: Is there anything that liberals will not censor?


WE'RE_BEING_OPPRESSED.jpg
 
2011-06-20 09:52:26 AM  

Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?


Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.
 
2011-06-20 09:59:21 AM  

Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.


Are you saying that censorship is justified under the umbrella of "political correctness"? I am sorry, but this wasn't Benny Hinn laying hands on people and praying for them. This is our Pledge of Allegiance as recited by thousands of people on a daily basis.

The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.
 
2011-06-20 10:06:10 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.


They shouldn't have messed with the tape, on principle. It wasn't edited to be INSULTING or DEFAMATORY, like some other videos I can name that you AREN'T angry at, and in fact support, but okay.

/My money is on Breitbart complaining about this
//Get god out of the pledge, and off of our money... the "red scare" is over, you cowards, and some of us don't need your adoration for your magic king in his magic cloud-castle shoved in our faces every day
 
2011-06-20 10:08:58 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.

Are you saying that censorship is justified under the umbrella of "political correctness"? I am sorry, but this wasn't Benny Hinn laying hands on people and praying for them. This is our Pledge of Allegiance as recited by thousands of people on a daily basis.

The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.


Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else.
 
2011-06-20 10:09:21 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.

Are you saying that censorship is justified under the umbrella of "political correctness"? I am sorry, but this wasn't Benny Hinn laying hands on people and praying for them. This is our Pledge of Allegiance as recited by thousands of people on a daily basis.

The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.


I thought that, if a private corporation did it, it couldn't be censorship. That's what we're always told, right? That only governments can censor?
 
2011-06-20 10:11:11 AM  
Thirteen comments, 3 of which are by an alt troll. Awesome.
 
2011-06-20 10:12:07 AM  

HeartBurnKid: I thought that, if a private corporation did it, it couldn't be censorship. That's what we're always told, right? That only governments can censor?


Oh, but ABC, CNN, NBC, TNT, FX, ESPN, SciFi, and G4 are all run by the government. Obama is directly responsible for 100% of their gaffes and 0% of their success.
 
2011-06-20 10:14:15 AM  
Is this the same Pledge that was written by a socialist?
 
2011-06-20 10:16:23 AM  
Mandatory loyalty oaths are f*cking creepy.
 
2011-06-20 10:16:48 AM  
Is this the same Pledge that was written by a socialist?

HeartBurnKid: I thought that, if a private corporation did it, it couldn't be censorship. That's what we're always told, right? That only governments can censor?


No, that's not what you are always told. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional, censorship by private entities is not. That's what you're always told.
 
2011-06-20 10:22:13 AM  

Skail: I'll never understand why so many people are so concerned with endlessly sucking up to god. Want to honor god? Be a good person.


"When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get." Matthew 6-5 New Living Translation
 
2011-06-20 10:30:42 AM  
Well it sure got those inbred, mouth breathing, ignorant, jebus lovers up in arms. What do you expect from a group of people so stupid that they believe the earth is 6000 y/o?
 
2011-06-20 10:32:54 AM  
The original pledge different from the current incarnation by more than just the words 'under God'. The actual original:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
 
2011-06-20 10:33:23 AM  
Like I posted in a previous thread: you take out those two words, and you're going to have to pull the one right after them, too
 
2011-06-20 10:33:30 AM  
Why is it that the small-government types never have a problem with the Pledge as a whole? It's an oath to the government, for FSM's sake! "...and to the republic for which it stands..."
 
2011-06-20 10:33:39 AM  
If it was good enough for Abe Lincoln to say "under God" when he delivered the pledge to commemorate his signing of the Constitution on July 4, 1776, then it's good enough for me!
 
2011-06-20 10:43:31 AM  

Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.


It just seems weird. I mean, I think that it is stupid that the words were added in. But they are in there, and the director was making an intentional statement by editing them out.
 
2011-06-20 10:43:43 AM  
Isn't it kinda weird that they had a bunch of kids doing some sort of ceremonial pledge of allegiance recital before a golf tournament?
 
2011-06-20 10:51:06 AM  

JerseyTim: Isn't it kinda weird that they had a bunch of kids doing some sort of ceremonial pledge of allegiance recital before a golf tournament?


Delivering the lines "with liberty and justice for all" at a private club where, purportedly "(t)he current initiation fee for the club is $950,000. The waiting list is approximately eight years, including a 2-3 year wait once admitted to the club for the use of golf facilities."
 
2011-06-20 10:51:20 AM  

JerseyTim: Isn't it kinda weird that they had a bunch of kids doing some sort of ceremonial pledge of allegiance recital before a golf tournament?


There's never a bad time to force children into swearing loyalty to the state.
 
2011-06-20 10:53:45 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If it was good enough for Abe Lincoln to say "under God" when he delivered the pledge to commemorate his signing of the Constitution on July 4, 1776, then it's good enough for me!


(snicker)


Aarontology: Mandatory loyalty oaths are f*cking creepy.


Where is saying the pledge mandatory?
 
2011-06-20 10:58:28 AM  

Majick Thise: Where is saying the pledge mandatory?


Maybe not mandatory, but in most schools kids are pressured into saying it.
 
2011-06-20 11:10:07 AM  

Aarontology: Majick Thise: Where is saying the pledge mandatory?

Maybe not mandatory, but in most schools kids are pressured into saying it.


My freshman year of highschool, I actually had a teacher GO OFF on me for saying the pledge. I wasn't in a PATRIOTIC NATIONAL AMERICAN SCHOOL, I was in a podunk who-gives-a-shiat, let-me-go-home school, and nationalism is of no consequence there.

"WHY AREN'T YOU SAYING THE PLEDGE?!"

"Eight years, 180 days each, I've said the pledge almost 1,500 times. I don't care any more." (paraphrasing)

"YOU'RE AMERICAN, AND YOU'LL SAY IT" (because of freedom, I guess)

I wasn't being disruptive at all, just standing and remaining silent. I made a point of never, ever saying the pledge in her class. And she couldn't enforce it. Turns out school officials frown on giving kids detention for refusing to recite oaths. Fark her.
 
2011-06-20 11:11:05 AM  

Aarontology: but in most schools kids are pressured into saying it.


I can't remember anyone saying the pledge in class after about 4th grade (1976) We didn't even say it at my graduation (1985) ... in Indiana.
 
2011-06-20 11:14:52 AM  

Majick Thise: Aarontology: but in most schools kids are pressured into saying it.

I can't remember anyone saying the pledge in class after about 4th grade (1976) We didn't even say it at my graduation (1985) ... in Indiana.


We were asked to stand for the pledge, and then the national anthem, at my little brother's graduation over the weekend.
 
2011-06-20 11:40:53 AM  

RexTalionis: SouthernManDunWrong: Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.

Are you saying that censorship is justified under the umbrella of "political correctness"? I am sorry, but this wasn't Benny Hinn laying hands on people and praying for them. This is our Pledge of Allegiance as recited by thousands of people on a daily basis.

The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.

Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else.


This is why FOX news became so popular. It has devolved into another member of the alphabet networks.

/laughing at the liberals here defending censorship. Please continue. You are making me lol at all of you
 
2011-06-20 11:42:30 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: /laughing at the liberals here defending censorship. Please continue. You are making me lol at all of you


And when the mods delete your threadshiatting comments, will you still be laughing?
 
2011-06-20 12:06:21 PM  

SouthernManDunWrong: RexTalionis: SouthernManDunWrong: Theaetetus: Thoguh: Why would you take video of kids reciting the pledge and edit out the phrase "Under God"? Were they actively trying to be controversial?

Or maybe they were trying to be inclusive.

Are you saying that censorship is justified under the umbrella of "political correctness"? I am sorry, but this wasn't Benny Hinn laying hands on people and praying for them. This is our Pledge of Allegiance as recited by thousands of people on a daily basis.

The only thing more shocking than the act of censorship is when liberals defend it.

Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else.

This is why FOX news became so popular. It has devolved into another member of the alphabet networks.

/laughing at the liberals here defending censorship. Please continue. You are making me lol at all of you


It's Censorship when a network decides for itself what it broadcasts out over the airwaves in it's own content?
 
2011-06-20 12:06:56 PM  

SouthernManDunWrong: This is why FOX news became so popular. It has devolved into another member of the alphabet networks.

/laughing at the liberals here defending censorship. Please continue. You are making me lol at all of you


I don't watch Fox (or, for that matter, NBC). What the hell is your point?
 
2011-06-20 12:07:22 PM  

RexTalionis:
Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else.


Truly, this is an ignorant defense. If FOX edited a rebroadcast of a live event removing all of the [Insert your class/race/orientation of choice here] and a conserv-a-derp snipped back with the remark "Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else" we all would lose our collective shiat at them.

It was censorship and censorship in any form is wrong.
 
2011-06-20 12:14:28 PM  

RexTalionis: ...If you don't like it, watch something else.


Looks like NBC viewers did just that. Ratings for the final round of US Open were way down from last year.
 
2011-06-20 12:17:24 PM  
Richard Stands is gonna be pissed.
 
2011-06-20 12:22:53 PM  
Next, we should start apologizing for being a secular nation.

Then quickly move on to becoming a full-fledged theocracy - just as the Founders envisioned.
 
2011-06-20 12:25:18 PM  

SkinnyHead: RexTalionis: ...If you don't like it, watch something else.

Looks like NBC viewers did just that. Ratings for the final round of US Open were way down from last year.


Gee I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that a non-American blew away the field, and that Tiger and Phil were nowhere to be found.... hmmm.

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2011-06-20 12:39:58 PM  

gameshowhost: SkinnyHead: RexTalionis: ...If you don't like it, watch something else.

Looks like NBC viewers did just that. Ratings for the final round of US Open were way down from last year.

Gee I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that a non-American blew away the field, and that Tiger and Phil were nowhere to be found.... hmmm.


Right. An incredible Cinderella story, this unknown Cinderella boy with tears in his eyes comes out of nowhere to lead the pack to an eight-stroke record setting win. Gee, I wonder who would want to watch that? No, people have just had it with NBC.
 
2011-06-20 12:41:02 PM  

gameshowhost: SkinnyHead: RexTalionis: ...If you don't like it, watch something else.

Looks like NBC viewers did just that. Ratings for the final round of US Open were way down from last year.

Gee I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that a non-American blew away the field, and that Tiger and Phil were nowhere to be found.... hmmm.


No, it was definitely leaving out the words "under God" in the pledge at the beginning that killed their ratings.
 
2011-06-20 12:42:55 PM  

Grables'Daughter: gameshowhost: SkinnyHead: RexTalionis: ...If you don't like it, watch something else.

Looks like NBC viewers did just that. Ratings for the final round of US Open were way down from last year.

Gee I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that a non-American blew away the field, and that Tiger and Phil were nowhere to be found.... hmmm.

No, it was definitely leaving out the words "under God" in the pledge at the beginning that killed their ratings.


Serious question: why is the Pledge of Allegiance even part of a sports tournament to begin with?
 
2011-06-20 12:43:08 PM  

ZuZu: RexTalionis:
Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else.

Truly, this is an ignorant defense. If FOX edited a rebroadcast of a live event removing all of the [Insert your class/race/orientation of choice here] and a conserv-a-derp snipped back with the remark "Private parties can censor whatever the hell they want. If you don't like it, watch something else" we all would lose our collective shiat at them.

It was censorship and censorship in any form is wrong.


Now if it was NBC News covering a story where kids were doing the pledge and they chose to bleep the phrase "under god" I would concede your point. In this case however this was just filler/stock footage to set the mood before a sporting event much like choice to play Rhapsody in Blue while panning the Manhattan skyline before a Yankees game etc.
Your arguement is specious at best.
 
2011-06-20 12:47:05 PM  

SouthernManDunWrong: Are you saying that censorship is justified


Censorship is always justified as long as it isn't the government doing it. Farkin' first amendment, how do they work?
 
2011-06-20 12:47:41 PM  
More Right Wing Political correctness.

"Do it like we want or we are offended!!!!" "If you don't say 'Christmas' instead of Holidays we are offended!!!"
 
2011-06-20 12:48:29 PM  

sprawl15: SouthernManDunWrong: Are you saying that censorship is justified

Censorship is always justified as long as it isn't the government doing it. Farkin' first amendment, how do they work?


Do you mean justified, or acceptable?
 
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