FCC To Consider Petition To Ban Redskins Name

Old and busted:

  • “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell
  • “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington
  • “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire
  • “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Ben Franklin

New hotness: “I’m offended. You must be silenced” Every Liberal

(Yahoo Sports) The Federal Communications Commission, an independent government agency that regulates radio and television broadcasts, is considering whether to fine and punish broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins nickname, per CNBC.

John Banzhaf III, a George Washington University law professor, has sent the FCC a petition asking regulators to strip Washington D.C. radio station WWXX-FM (ESPN) of its broadcasting license when it comes up for renewal for using the name Redskins, which Banzhaf deems to be “akin to broadcasting obscenity.”

If the word “Redskins” is deemed to be indecent — and some do consider it a slur against Native Americans — the FCC could impose a de facto ban on the word being used on television and radio. Broadcasters who then use the word would be subject to fine and/or possible suspension.

And No One Must Be Offended

(Reuters) Banzhaf says the word is racist, derogatory, profane and hateful, making its use “akin to broadcasting obscenity.”

Which is hilarious, since liberals approve of broadcasting heavy sexual content and violence on TV, but can’t deal with the word “Redskins”.

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