I am not a fan of the Washington Redskins or owner Daniel Snyder, but I have to applaud his resolve. For several years now, the Redskins franchise has been under attack by groups demanding that the club change the team name. It now appears that the politically correct police have come back for another round while assailing Snyder and forcing him to change the name of the team, he purchased and he owns. Read that back to me, HE PURCHASED and HE OWNS.
Politico.com this afternoon, reported that three former higher-ups with the FCC suggest that the use of the word Redskins could be considered a violation of the indecency law and that networks could be fined for using the name. Seriously.
The article on Politico.com copies a portion of the letter that was sent to Mr. Snyder, copied below–
“It is impermissible under law that the FCC would condone, or that broadcasters would use, obscene pornographic language on live television,” they write. “This medium uses government owned airwaves in exchange for an understanding that it will promote the public interest. Similarly, it is inappropriate for broadcasters to use racial epithets as part of normal, everyday reporting.”
Never using the team’s name, they chastise broadcasters for using a name that is equivalent to the “n-word.”
This politically correct BS needs to stop. The comment section is wide open for you wingnuts to leave your messages calling me an idiot, a dinosaur, a relic and add in racist just for the fun of it.
Mr. Snyder purchased the Redskins franchise in 1999. He has not been a successful owner, but it was his money which purchased the franchise and he has finally decided to remove himself from the day-to-day operations, something Jerry Jones has yet to realize. Personal success continues to be under attack in the country as those that have wealth are continually in the crosshairs, regardless of how they made their money. Well, unless they made their money while supporting left wing agendas, then everything is okay and never receive any scouting by the so-call main stream media. George Soros is an American hero?
The Redskins are his team, a team founded in 1932 with a very rich history in football lore. He paid the money to purchase his team. Where does this politically correct BS end? Are the Dallas Cowboys next since cowboys killed indians? Houston Texans since there was an incident at the Alamo? Aren’t the New Orleans Saints religiously offensive? The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t far behind on this debate. I suppose that every team should be named after some sort of animal, and everyone will be just fine. Just fine until PETA gets involved.
Then this afternoon, I see that former attorney and liberal NBC employee Mike Florio has decided to weigh in on this issue as well from his corporate owned NBC website Profootballtalk.com. Florio, has managed to use his platform this offseason, to editorialize on the Redskins name change and gay players in the NFL, NBC textbook stuff.
There are a handful of activists that are interested in forcing the Redskins to change their name. There is not a national outrage. As I’ve followed this debate over the last five years, there seems to be as many people in support of the name as opposed to it. In my life experiences, you can always motivate people to be opposed to something. This movement is just another 12-year project to try to re-shape things under an unending agenda. Leave it alone and worry about some serious issues.
People need to wake up and realize there are some very serious issues facing this nation. A potentially explosive conflict seems to be opening up surrounding North Korea. Reports this afternoon suggest that 90 million people are not in the labor force, the lowest since 1979. And the biggest problem is the name of a privately owned NFL franchise? Get over it folks. Let the hatred begin.
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