Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NBC Isn't "Under God" but "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Luke 23:24

"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
Napoleon Bonaparte

NBC editing out “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance twice during their 19 Jun telecast of the U.S. Open is one of those instances where it must have been just a stupid edit by a young low level production assistant because the backlash NBC was going to receive was so obvious Ray Charles could have seen it! Also, I’m not one to automatically attribute sinister motives when there is also a more innocent explanation and I believe Napoleon said it best. Regardless, a public company has a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders not to retain employees this incompetent because of future financial implications resulting from their lack of judgment. Hence, incompetents need to be let go!

1 comment:

  1. I would posit a question: in what year was "Under God" added to the Pledge of Allegiance?

    It didn't have to be in there for Francis Bellamy (despite being a Christian minister), perhaps it shouldn't be there now, especially considering the state of the politics under which it was added.