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Tonight I'd like to start here and like you to play TV executive.
-- producers have finished their signature produced video package.
It's gonna kick off the final round of coverage of one of the biggest sporting events of the year the US open golf tournament.
You the producer are about to watch it for final approval.
See if anything jumps out that -- -- I'm -- -- -- lapse into a coma there I mean it was very very subtle you met you might have missed it mr.
The words under god and into this -- just.
Magically just disappear.
Needless to say social media erupted within a short while one of the NBC announcers was then forced to issue an apology -- his best golf voice here.
Is our intent to begin.
The coverage of this US open championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship -- yelled at her.
Nation's capital for the third time regrettably -- portion of the pledge of allegiance that was in that feature was edited out -- was not done to upset anyone now.
And would like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.
I would just like to say in my fiscal -- -- that time.
Tennis -- weakest apology I've ever heard the idea committing under god from the pledge -- -- making -- And it and it -- work he didn't fit that wasn't done too upset to think.
We kind of like to know why it was done.
-- shot at least some birdie.
I actually believe them I mean I don't think they were trying to offend anybody it just shows how out of touch they are with the average American.
That they believe you know not Saturday night -- Under god indivisible thing -- and now he's gonna notice really.
I mean what we try to do save the extra two seconds in a three and a half -- broadcast.
Here's how MSNBC's boss Phil Griffin.
Explain his network MSNBC.
Stands for something and MSNBC is really the place to go for progressives.
Seeing you have the shared resource -- of NBC is that what NBC is all about.
I believe it is I -- really shouldn't come as a surprise still lot of people were upset but believe it or not I actually welcome the edit.
-- Because it allows us to ask ourselves tonight this question.
Are we still one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice.
We find out tonight.
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