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    FCC + 'Redskins'

    FCC to consider banning broadcasters from saying 'Redskins'
    October 1, 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission has received a petition asking it to punish broadcasters that use the word "Redskins," which just happens to be the name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. "We'll be looking at that petition, we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and we'll be responding accordingly," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters. Well, that doesn't sound like that big of a deal. They'll look into it ... and then life will continue as always, with owner Dan Snyder not caring in the least if some Native Americans are offended by his team's name or not, right?

    "There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today," Wheeler added. "And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those."


    Hmmm. Well, on second thought, things might get a bit tricky for anyone assigned with covering or who feels like chatting on air about the D.C. football team. Pretty hard to talk about something if you can't refer to it by name. Who knows, maybe that might get Snyder's attention. The petition came from legal activist John Banzhaf III, who asked that local radio station WWXX-FM be stripped of its broadcasting license when it comes up for renewal because of its use of the name "Redskins." According to Banzhaf, use of the word is "akin to broadcasting obscenity." Reuters also says he described it as racist, derogatory, profane and hateful.

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    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?


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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?
    Retarded.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    I've been hearing a lot about Guinea, the country, in the news regarding Ebola. I wonder how Italians feel about that.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Wow, I guess they didn't really think that one through. Lol.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I've been hearing a lot about Guinea, the country, in the news regarding Ebola. I wonder how Italians feel about that.
    What about helicopters? They tend to make an offensive whop, whop, whop sound.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Retarded.
    But you must now say mentally challenged.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?
    idiotic.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    But you must now say mentally challenged.
    That's retarded too.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What about helicopters? They tend to make an offensive whop, whop, whop sound.
    What do you think about the word crackers?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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