Hat tip Daily Caller
Boos go to CNN's hapless Wolf Blitzer and equally hapless Piers Morgan for remaining seated at the RNC convention during the pledge of allegiance and halfway through the National Anthem-standing only after being prodded from the crowd. I guess they figure things like that only apply to the people they are filming and not "impartial journalists" like themselves. In the video, you have to look closely. They are seated directly behind the "beam" sign.
I don't know if Morgan is a US citizen or not. He talks like this is his country. Let me assume for the sake of argument that he is still a British subject. If you are in another country and that country's national anthem is played or something equivalent of our pledge of allegiance, it is not expected that you would put your hand over your heart, sing the anthem, or recite the pledge. However, it is expected that you would stand as a sign of respect.
For example, when we were living in Bangkok and attending a movie, the Thai Royal Anthem would always be played at the start. We always stood silently-not in allegiance, but out of respect. (If in Thailand, try remain seated when the Royal Anthem is played and see what happens.)
As for Blitzer, I don't think he has enough sense to come in out of the rain. Morgan strikes me as an arrogant jerk-especially for someone who is always preaching about how this country should be in his eyes.
Even Larry King would have had enough sense to stand up.