Obama Administration Continues War on Redskins; May Punish Broadcasters
Broadcasters who reference the Washington Redskins by name may soon be facing punishment from the Federal Communications Commission. Activist John Banzhaf III filed a petition with the FCC asking that radio station WWXX not have its broadcasting license renewed for saying “Redskins” on air.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking this seriously.
“We’ll be looking at that petition, we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and we’ll be responding accordingly.”
“There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today. And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those.”
TV analysts Phil Simms and Tony Dungy have already pledged to not say “Redskins” on air. Mike Ditka has vocally supported the Redskins during the attack from the progressive left.
“These people are silly. Asinine actually, in my opinion. It’s all the political correct idiots in America, that’s all it is. It’s got nothing to do with anything else.”
Earlier this year, the federal government used the United States Patent Office as a political arm by revoking the trademark of the Washington Redskins in an attempt to get the team to change its name.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has defiantly stated that he will not be buckling under the pressure from the government to change the name of his team.
“We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
The Obama Administration appears to be more concerned with sensitive feelings than it is with First Amendment rights. With a majority of Americans supporting the Redskins, this appears to be a method the Obama Administration is using to distract the public from other more pressing issues.