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  • Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name 'Redskins'

    09/10/2015 1:10:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Steve Ginsburg
    The District of Columbia's congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton said the National Football League and Washington's football team "should not be benefitting financially from federal antitrust exemptions while they continue to promote a disparaging moniker that has been found by legal authorities to be a racial slur." A federal judge in July upheld an earlier decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday night’s preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins’ 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • DEVELOPING: NFL Team Makes HUGE Stand … Says It Will Relocate Before Surrendering To Liberals

    08/20/2015 6:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    “Redskins President Bruce Allen says the team will not change their name even if it prevents them from getting a new stadium,” CBS Sports reported. “If changing the name ‘Redskins’ would get them a new stadium, should the team change their name?” one radio host asked another. The flustered commentator responded, “Wait … again?” The host then rephrased the question: “Their team president says they will not change their name … should they do it?” “No … they’re not changing their name,” the commentator said with certainty. This came as no surprise as the team has been asked several times...
  • Robert Griffin III 'done' as effective QB, NFL coach says

    07/22/2015 6:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | July 21, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    As a sensational NFL rookie in 2012, Robert Griffin III so dazzled opponents that former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck cursed the football gods for delivering a fixture in his nightmares. Now that Griffin has followed that Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign with a pair of injury-ravaged disheartening seasons, one NFL coach believes the polarizing quarterback will never reach his once-limitless potential. "There's no coming back," the undisclosed offensive coach told's Mike Sando. "He is done. The reason is, the injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind...
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have “cut the cord” by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Washington Redskins’ Trademarks

    07/09/2015 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/09/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel six of the Washington Redskins’ registered trademarks because their depiction of an Indian brave is considered offensive to Native Americans. “The evidence before the Court supports the legal conclusion that between 1967 [when the first Redskins’ trademark was registered] and 1990, the Redskins Marks consisted of matter that ‘may disparage’ a substantial composite of Native Americans,” U.S. District Judge Gerald Lee wrote in his July 8 ruling in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse. In his 70-page decision, Lee rejected the Redskins’ argument that the trademark...
  • After Redskins Court Loss, D.C. Delegate Tells Team to Throw in the Towel

    07/09/2015 8:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/09/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    D.C.’s delegate to Congress urged the Washington Redskins to throw in the towel after a key loss in court over the team name. Last year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decided 2-1 not to renew the team’s trademark registration, ruling that Redskins is offensive to American Indians. The case went to court, and today U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee upheld the Patent Office decision. Lee noted that Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, in 1898, defined Redskins as an “often contemptuous” word, 70 years before the first team trademark was granted. The ruling doesn’t ban...
  • Liberal Lessons on the Redskins (and the Like)

    07/09/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies ^ | 7/9/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Well, what do you know? Again ignoring long-standing history, scientific data, and plain common sense, American liberals got a federal judge to help them further their totalitarian agenda. Yesterday, a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia upheld the ruling of an administrative appeal board and ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the registration of the trademark of “the NFL team located in Washington, D.C.” (Get used to such a phrase, as liberals will now be even more emboldened to ignore what has been for nearly a century. Of course, as we saw on marriage, liberals are quite adept at...
  • Federal judge orders cancellation of Redskins’ trademark registrations

    07/08/2015 5:32:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/15 | Ian Shapira
    The Washington Redskins lost the biggest legal and public relations battle yet in the war over the NFL team’s name after a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of its federal trademark registrations, opposed for decades by Native American activists who call the moniker disparaging. The cancellation, hailed by the activists as a “huge victory,” doesn’t go into effect until the team has exhausted the appeals process in the federal court system. And Redskins President Bruce Allen vowed Wednesday that the team would appeal. “We are convinced that we will win on appeal as the facts and the law...
  • Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registration, finds name may be disparaging

    07/08/2015 9:01:54 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 87 replies
    A federal judge has ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins' trademark, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The ruling Wednesday by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlier finding by an administrative appeal board.
  • Obama Administration objects to new NFL stadium in D.C. until team changes its name

    07/01/2015 3:37:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | July 1, 2015 | James Brady
    The Obama Administration will not support a new Washington football stadium unless the team changes its name, according to Jonathan O'Connell of the Washington Post. Washington currently does not play in D.C., but there has been a push to get a new stadium approved and built there. RFK Stadium occupies the site where Washington has targeted a potential new stadium. However, a lack of support from the current administration would be a serious roadblock to the efforts. While the Obama Administration can't make the ultimate decision on whether a new stadium is built, it can put pressure where it's needed,...
  • (Democrat) California Senate Candidate Caught Ridiculing Native Americans

    05/17/2015 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2015 | Justin Worland
    [California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a U.S. Senate candidate] Sanchez used an offensive gesture before a group of Indian Americans [Snip] In a video captured by an observer, Sanchez tells a story about how she was invited to an event by what she thought was a Native American group. “I’m going to his office, thinking I’m going to meet with a… ” Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez on Defensive over Videotape Showing Her Mimicking an Indian Cry

    05/16/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez was criticized Saturday by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris, after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans during an apparent joke. Harris called the gesture "shocking.'' A video posted on The Sacramento Bee website shows Sanchez, a 10-term congresswoman, fluttering her hand against her mouth and making a whooping sound while speaking to a group of delegates at a state Democratic Party convention.
  • Harry Reid: Why Care About Tom Brady’s Balls When Redskins Are Being Racist?

    05/14/2015 8:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) complained on the floor of the upper chamber today that America is more concerned with Tom Brady’s delfating balls than the Washington Redskins’ racist name. Brady received a four-game suspension as a result of “Deflategate” and the New England Patriots were fine d $1 million and stripped of two draft picks. “Yesterday the National Football League punished one of its most recognizable players for allegedly having tampered with game balls,” Reid said. “I find it stunning that the NFL is more concerned about how much air is in a ball than with a racist...
  • Sen. Harry Reid: NFL worried about air in balls but not racist team name

    05/12/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ryan Wilson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name. — Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 12, 2015 [Snip] Meanwhile, Reid has long been critical of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his decision to keep the team's name. “Snyder has to realize, he is on the losing side of history,” Reid said in March 2014. “And the sooner he does it, the better off we are. The Wizards, you know, they were the Washington Bullets. With all the killing that...
  • Reid rips NFL for suspending Brady, ignoring "racist" Redskins name

    05/12/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12,2015 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slamming the NFL’s priorities as out of whack because of the league's decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady but live with the Washington Redskins “racist” franchise name.
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • The Redskins and Marcus Mariota: Realistic, or gamesmanship?

    03/12/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mike Jones
    The scenario has been floated before, but when someone like ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that the Washington Redskins will select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the fifth overall pick of next month’s NFL draft, ears perk up. And so, that’s what happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, after Clayton said just that during a radio interview on the first day of the league year, when the league was whipped into a frenzy by trades and big-money free agent signings.
  • ACLU sides with Redskins, says trademark should be permitted

    03/09/2015 8:18:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 8:26 PM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is siding with the Washington Redskins in a court battle over the team’s name. The ACLU filed papers last week supporting the team’s position that canceling the Redskins trademark violates the team’s free-speech rights. […] On Monday, lawyers for the Native Americans who challenged the trademark said the ACLU should not be allowed to intervene in the case. …
  • The Redskins Have An Incredible New Ally In The Fight Over Their Trademark (ACLU)

    03/07/2015 4:10:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Redskins’ have gained a new ally in their fight to defend their trademark against offended liberal activists: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).Last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) ruled that the Redskins name is disparaging towards Native Americans, and as a result weakened the team’s trademark protections that allow it to keep individuals from selling unlicensed team gear. The Redskins have appealed the ruling, and in January also filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of such bans on disparaging trademarks. (RELATED: 12 Trademarks Less Offensive Than Redskins According To The PTO) The ACLU filed a...
  • Akron lacrosse team cancels game with “Redskins”

    03/06/2015 8:14:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    WIBV ^ | March 5, 2015 | Emily Lenihan, News 4
    AKRON, N.Y. (WIVB) – The raging debate over the use of the “Redskins” mascot has taken a dramatic turn Friday. As the Lancaster School District continues heated discussions about whether the Redskin name should be replaced, the Akron Varsity Lacrosse team has cancelled its game with Lancaster, which had been scheduled for March 31st. The Akron “Tigers” were Section 6, Class C champions last year. A majority of the team’s members are Native American. The Akron Central School District has decided to take a stand against the name “Redskins,” by cancelling its non-league game with Lancaster. Akron School Superintendent Kevin...
  • Redskins: Law leading to copyright cancellation is unconstitutional

    02/24/2015 10:49:12 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 24, 2015 | Associate DePressed
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
  • Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name

    01/19/2015 4:16:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | John Woodrow Cox,Mark Maske
    After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the team’s name, a prominent civil rights organization that works closely with the National Football League is calling for the moniker to change.
  • Obama lawyers go to court to fight Redskins over team name

    01/09/2015 6:18:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration joined a lawsuit opposing the Washington Redskins‘ team trademark on Friday, filing court papers to defend the federal law that gives the government the power to deny recognition to trademarks it believes to be disparaging. The Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board had revoked the NFL team’s trademarks last year, finding that they were offensive and so they weren’t protected under federal law. The Justice Department said it agrees with them, and will fight a lawsuit by the team’s owners seeking to overturn the federal Lanham Act as a violation of free speech.
  • Cowboys Dominate Redskins 44-17 In Regular Season Finale

    12/28/2014 2:01:10 PM PST · by central_va · 62 replies ^ | 12/28/14 | cbs dallas tx
    DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke franchise records Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys prepped for the playoffs with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Cultural Winner and Losers, 2014

    12/26/2014 4:09:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood's power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the "Rock the Vote" gang couldn't help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn't exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California. The year's biggest loser was Sony, which looked pathetically powerless in the wake of an alleged North Korea's hack attack. Worst yet were the people involved. A clearly frustrated George Clooney announced there was no one in that industry willing to sign a...
  • HOORAY! The Redskins just received amazing news (Awesome!)

    12/23/2014 4:59:13 AM PST · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Huge news just broke which is a major defeat for the political correctness crowd. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected a petition which was seeking to stop the Washington Redskins from using their team name or face major fines. The 1st Amendment won! Sen. Harry Reid and 50 Senate Democrats have worked on a major campaign to stop the Redskins, even though their fans love the name and a vast majority of Native Americans (90%) don’t find the name to be offensive. This is awesome: The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by a professor claiming the Washington Redskins...
  • DC bar plans 'wake' for Washington Redskins

    12/19/2014 7:44:03 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 12/18/14 | unknown
    <p>A lot of people will be watching the Redskins take on the Eagles this weekend.</p> <p>But one local sports bar plans on hosting a very unique event to try and soothe the pain from all the past Redskin losses.</p> <p>Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights says it plans on hosting a ‘Washington Wake’ this Saturday because of the team's terrible season.</p>
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • FCC Rejects Station Challenge Over Redskins Name

    12/18/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | Broadcasting and Cable
    Story at link. FCC won't hold Daniel Snyder radio station liable for profanity for use of the name Redskins.
  • High school students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

    12/14/2014 8:11:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 10, 2014 | Katia Hetter and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level. Students at an Oklahoma City high school were refusing to go into Capitol Hill High School on Wednesday morning because their mascot no longer has the controversial name, according to CNN affiliate KOCO. Dozens of students stood on the lawn outside the building rather than heading into class. The city's public school board voted Monday to change the name in response to Native American students' feelings that the mascot name was offensive. The vote to change the mascot, which has been in place since...
  • Jeff Fisher Taunts 'Skins With RG3 Trade Haul Before Game

    12/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/7/14 | Samer Kalaf
    The Rams shut out the 'Skins 24-0 today, but St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher punked Washington before the game even started. Remember when Washington traded up in the 2012 draft to get Robert Griffin III? Oh, Fisher remembers.
  • For Jay Gruden, the best place for Robert Griffin III is elsewhere

    12/04/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jason Reid
    Jay Gruden wanted Robert Griffin III to succeed, but he felt he had no choice last week other than to bench the Washington Redskins’ once-apparent franchise savior despite the wide-ranging consequences. And while it’s unclear whether owner Dan Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen are in lockstep with their coach, it’s helpful to examine what convinced Gruden that the franchise must part ways with the 2012 offensive rookie of the year. By making the bold move, Gruden has set the tone about Griffin’s future as the offseason draws near, and the power of Gruden’s assessment will be crucial...
  • NFL execs: Redskins unlikely to get more than a 3rd-round pick for RG3

    12/01/2014 7:38:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | James La Canfora
    Multiple sources within Washington's organization believe it is a forgone conclusion former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III will not back be back with the team in 2015, with the disconnect between him and the team's decision-makers growing so great, and the desire to retain him so scant, that an offseason divorce is inevitable. The division between Griffin and the team -- the weekly stories of his leadership and the endless gossip -- and his being benched for the final month of the season for the second straight year, by two different head coaches, have left the situation beyond repair, the...
  • Redskins to part with Griffin after season: Report

    11/30/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not return to the team next season, according to CBS Sports. After losing his starting job to Colt McCoy, several in the organization believe that the team will part with Griffin after the season. There has reportedly been a growing rift between Griffin and the team that is beyond repair.
  • The end is near for RG III, Redskins

    11/26/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | NOV 26 2014 | John Keim
    The Redskins will say they're not giving up on Robert Griffin III, that he can be developed, that he can still become the quarterback they hoped he would be -- and expected him to be -- when they gave up four draft picks for him in 2012. It's hard to believe them. Everything else suggests this is the end for Griffin in Washington.
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Bill introduced to strip tax exemption from Redskins

    11/13/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/2014 | BY SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Washington D.C.’s non-voting Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a bill Wednesday that would strip tax-exempt status from professional sports teams that associate with the Redskins team name, which she said “has officially been found offensive." Norton’s bill is a companion measure to one offered by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa. Norton, a Democrat, cited a recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny the renewal of the Redskins name, which is currently under appeal by team owner Daniel Snyder. “Continued use of the current team name and mascot is not only inconsistent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
  • Minneapolis Looks to Ban ‘Redskins’ Name from City

    10/15/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Opponents of the Washington Redskins’ name in Minneapolis are pulling out all the stops to bar the team from using its controversial name during its November game against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, a city attorney will explore whether the Mill City has the legal authority to ban the name entirely. The decision to look into taking legal action was part of two resolutions recently passed by the Minneapolis city council. The first resolution, which passed unanimously last week, officially condemned “the racist, offensive name of the Washington, D.C. football franchise.” One councilmember said the name is an affront to “a...
  • No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and television

    10/01/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC chair Reed Hundt — have likewise argued that, It is impermissible under law that the FCC would condone, or that broadcasters would use, obscene pornographic language on live television. 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. Current FCC chair...
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • fcc wants to ban 'redskins'

    10/01/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies ^ | 10/01/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Federal Communications Commission is going to outlaw a word. Or at least it is going to give serious consideration to doing so. Yesterday, the FCC agreed to consider a petition asking it to forbid the use of the word “redskins” on the public airwaves. “Public” airwaves, of course, is the insane claim of the federal government that it owns the air and all things which pass through it. A broadcasting company builds a transmitter and the equipment necessary to broadcast, it purchases the electricity which is the substance of a transmission, and it sends a signal to receivers purchased...
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Redskins fans take aim at Phil Simms with FedEx Field signs

    09/25/2014 5:30:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/14 | Dan Steinberg
    Redskins fans are mad at Phil Simms for his stated desire to avoid using the team name on Thursday night. Some of them took out their anger by bringing anti-Simms signs to FedEx Field. Simms is part of the CBS broadcast team working Thursday’s Redskins-Giants game.
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Cancel the Unethical 'Daily Show'

    09/24/2014 2:14:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 9-24-2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN's "Crossfire," where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, "It's hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably." CNN announced it was canceling the show two months later, as network president Jon Klein told the New York Times "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." As is so typical of liberals who preach one thing while doing its opposite (Leonardo DiCaprio, call your office), Comedy...
  • Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans (Liberal Sucker Punch !!)

    09/20/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | Ian Shapira
    The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the team’s name, which has been under relentless attack. The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists —...
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Sarah Palin Announces Endorsement of Former Washington Redskin Clint Didier for U.S. Congress

    09/14/2014 9:16:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | September 11, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Former Washington Redskins tight end Clint Didier, who is seeking to replace the retiring Congressman Doc Hastings in Washington State’s 4th congressional district, received a powerful endorsement on Thursday. Didier, a principled constitutional conservative with enthusiastic support from the pro-freedom Tea Party movement, was endorsed by Sarah Palin, who said “Clint sees the dangers facing our next generation,” and will “fight for farmers, for lower taxes, and less government.” Didier, who won two Super Bowl rings playing for the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl’s XVII and XXII under coach Joe Gibbs, became a farmer after retiring from his NFL career...