Sean opened Monday’s show by discussing this past weekend’s U.S. Open golf tournament which saw Rory McIlroy, a twenty-two year old sensation, win by a large margin.
Sean, as well as many viewers, missed the beginning of the NBC telecast in which the network edited out the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance - Twice! The first time, NBC omitted the phrased “under God, indivisible,” and the second time, they cut the phrase, “one nation under God, indivisible.”
Sean was stunned. “How does such a production piece at the opening segment of the U.S. Open, edited in such an offensive way, not get caught by an executive involved in this program? I just don’t understand. These sports programs have massive staffs. This wasn’t an accident. This was an intentional edit,” Sean steamed.
NBC later issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the from the Pledge of Allegiance.