Ed Driscoll

Former JFK/LBJ Official Declares on PBS, ‘The Pledge of Allegiance is a Lie’

According to Wikipedia, which may even be right on this, veteran PBS leftist Bill Moyers “was first appointed as associate director of public affairs for the newly created Peace Corps in 1961,” the early days of Kennedy administration. He would stay on through the successor Johnson administration, concluding his tour of duty as LBJ’s press secretary in early 1967.


Somehow, his PR skills seem to have diminished a bit in the decades since:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers told his viewers on March 29 that the next time they say the Pledge of Allegiance, they should “remember: it’s a lie. A whopper of a lie.” Bill Moyers’s “Moyers & Company,” which included the snippet, airs on taxpayer funded PBS.

“We coax it from the mouths of babes for the same reason our politicians wear those flag pins in their lapels – it makes the hypocrisy go down easier, the way aspirin helps a headache go away.”

I wonder if Moyers believed such punitive notions while he was serving LBJ and JFK?

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