Twitchy reported on the uproar over last week’s episode of the “Amazing Race” reality game show, in which contestants were told to memorize pro-commie lyrics while racing toward a downed American B-52 bomber in Hanoi, Vietnam. Veterans’ groups were rightly outraged. Folks on both sides of the political aisle brought the shame hammer down on CBS. Tonight, the network apologized for its “insensitive” decision. That’s an understatement.
VIDEO CBS’ Amazing Race Apology to Veterans – 3/24/13: http://t.co/ga9SsQC4cO
— Unedited Politics (@UneditedPol) March 25, 2013
Good job on the apology The Amazing Race! Proud of you for doing the right thing! #Merica
— Richard A. Caster (@RichardCaster) March 25, 2013
Solid apology on CBS before Amazing Race, FWIW.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) March 25, 2013
@AmazingRace_CBS As a Vietnam vet I find your apology a good thing unlike some of your audience idiots apology accepted
— Kenneth Williams (@KenWWilliams) March 25, 2013
Thank you #AmazingRace for the apology. It was well said and necessary.
— Cindy Hopkins (@chopkins67) March 25, 2013
If anti-American, anti-military CBS was really sorry – they never would've filmed the episode http://t.co/3cYmZY0A3B
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 25, 2013
Apology accepted, CBS. And next time, have that producer use their brain…. http://t.co/WvdzRwfFHA
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) March 25, 2013
And good question:
Good to hear CBS apologized. I wonder how many people saw the apology, however, and how many decided never to watch The Amazing Race again.
— Sally M (@proverbial_one) March 25, 2013
Will you watch?
Update: The American Legion accepts the network’s apology.
— The American Legion (@AmericanLegion) March 25, 2013