Thursday, October 09, 2014




Is "redskin" an obscene word?

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the body's consideration on Tuesday of censoring the word "Redskins" on the public airwaves.

"There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today," FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters, according to Reuters, on a conference call. "And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those."

The consideration of a ban stems from a petition brought to the commission by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf to revoke the license of Washington, DC-area radio station WWXX-AM, a sports outlet owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Banzhaf claims the team's name amounts to an obscenity.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This Banzhaf guy is an activist pure and simple. Do a search on him.

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming that this will include banning redskin potatoes as well.

Anonymous said...

and redskin peanuts, too!

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberal they speak with forked tounge never ever trust a snake their all liberals after all

Anonymous said...

So much for freedom of speech. The suppression of first amendment rights continues and the liberals are betting that no one will get to the Supreme Court to challenge them.

Anonymous said...

White House...as racist as potatoes. smh

Anonymous said...

The best argument against this is simply: "If you're going to deem "Redskins" to be obscene, then obviously you *must* consider "nigger" to be even so, right? So please ban that word, too. Then 90% of rap, er, "music" would have to go.

Go Away Bird said...

Annon 10:14 Get used to living under a socialists Dictator like Obama Socialists total'y reject free speech