- Last Updated: 4:17 PM, June 18, 2012
- Posted: 10:10 PM, June 17, 2012
If you watched Nik Wallenda’s high-wire crossing of Niagara Falls Friday night, you’d never know that the tightrope-walking daredevil was praying outloud to Jesus the whole way, religious groups said over the weekend.
“During the event itself and on an ABC News blog . . . reporters did not mention Wallenda’s frequent shout-outs to God, and some viewers are taking issue with the omission,” according to report from the evangelical news web site World News Daily.
ABC’s own Web site carried comments from religious viewers who questioned why Wallenda’s display of faith had been so downplayed.
“Not mentioned by the news media, Wallenda prayed throughout the walk, and we could hear him,” says Christian writer Jim Bramlett.
“How come this blog leaves out the part about him praising Jesus?” the comment wrote,
“All the details are complete, except this is noticeably left out. Are you that uncomfortable typing the name of Christ?”
The stunt was watched by more than 10 million people on Friday — a huge ratings success for the network on what is traditionally the lowest viewing night of the week.