October 27, 2014 11:46 am -

Aaron Lewis of Staind had a difficult time remembering the words to the National Anthem Sunday.

After starting with “O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed,” Lewis diverted from the lyrics. Instead of singing “at the twilight’s last gleaming” he sang “ were so gallantly streaming,” words that appear later in the national anthem.

Lewis apologized on Facebook.

How about we just eliminate this faux patriotism before ballgames? [su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to The Star Mangled Banner

  1. tracey marie October 27th, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Not the end of the world people, let’s keep things in perspective.

  2. tiredoftea October 27th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks Fox for choosing this clown in the first place! Whether making up news, fanning the flames of Ebola fear or presenting poorly prepared and untalented “singers”, you prove yourselves to be wanting at every opportunity!

    • arc99 October 27th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      the choice of a singer is usually up to the home team and the league, not the TV network.

  3. arc99 October 27th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Perhaps not as trendy, but Huey Lewis lives just up the road in Marin County. Perhaps he would have been a better choice.

  4. R.J. Carter October 27th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Meh. We survived Roseanne, we’ll survive this.

    • Suzanne McFly October 27th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      That was awful, and everyone will know exactly what your are talking about when you say that in a crowd of people.

  5. fancypants October 28th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Frank drebin would be proud…

  6. Sophie Cat October 29th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Awww, come on people! Give the poor guy a break already!