September 3, 2012
CNN’s Blitzer, Morgan didn’t stand during Pledge of Allegiance, half the national anthem at RNC
Published: 1:15 PM 09/03/2012
UPDATE: CNN responds (see below)
To stand or not to stand — that is the question that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Piers Morgan struggled with for all of the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and half of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the closing night of last week’s Republican National Convention.
A recently uploaded YouTube video shows “The Situation Room” anchor and the host of “Piers Morgan Tonight” sitting throughout those events, as they were jeered and heckled by attendees at the convention to stand, initially waving off those calls until finally standing at the halfway point of the anthem.
One photo taken by Alabama alternate delegate Terry Lathan shows Fox News Channel “Special Report” host Bret Baier and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain flanked alongside Blitzer and Morgan standing with each of their hands over their hearts as Baier’s CNN colleagues remain sitting.
Although the demands of live television may not have allowed the C