Hugh Hewitt notes a missing tribute from the Super Bowl.
ThirdWaveDave asks questions:
TWD: Does the NFL decide on what activities take place pre-game, half-time, ect?
MH: The NFL controls everything. But there are a couple issues the network has a say in.
TWD: Why was there no tritbute to our military at this year’s Super Bowl?
MH: Not sure why.
TWD: At some point in the planning process, the subject of a military tribute had to come up, and someone at that table had to say why you were or why you weren’t going to do it.
MH: Again, I’m not sure why.
TWD: Ok, then put me in contact with someone who can answer my question.
MH: I’ll forward your call to Brian McCarthy. I’ll put you on hold. (holding)
MH: I wanted to put you in touch with Brian McCarthy but I just noticed he’s leaving for a meeting. I’ll have him call you back when he’s free. . . .
Get this eventual response:
TWD: But, getting back to my original question. Why was there no tribute to our military at this year’s super Bowl?
MH: There was. We had 6 color guards representing each branch of service during the anthem tribute.
TWD: The 6 six color guards?
MH: Yes, during the pre-game tribute. . . .
As ThirdWaveDave rightly notes, the pre-game tribute was not for our troops, but victims of Katrina.
Disingenous Damage Control.
If you cannot thank those who are putting their lives on the line to protect our country and way of life (including, in the big scheme of things, trivial events such as the Super Bowl), then, well, you are morally tone deaf.
And disheartening for our troops.
Please join ThirdWaveDave in spreading the word, and letting the NFL know they fumbled.