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Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team
Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board

Posted on 08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive vocabulary, and the team name unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.

We were impressed this week by the quiet integrity of Mike Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as one of the NFL’s most respected referees. As recounted by Post columnist Mike Wise, Mr. Carey asked the league not to assign him to officiate any Washington games and, since 2006, the league granted his request. He never made any announcement about it. “It just became clear to me that to be in the middle of the field, where something disrespectful is happening, was probably not the best thing for me,” Mr. Carey said. . .

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TOPICS: Editorial; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: msmthugs; nfl; redskins; wp
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1 posted on 08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Until they came out in the second preseason game with their hands up in support of Saint Thug II, I was rooting for them to make the super bowl just to see the consternation on the Left.


2 posted on 08/22/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I shall be watching even less than next to nothing of NFL offerings this year, even if the Viqueenies play the 9ers or Skins


3 posted on 08/22/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hmmmm...it offends me to hear Obama called “President”. Could we stop that slur as well?


4 posted on 08/22/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I hate that our first and finest Presidents name has been so abused by lunatics.


5 posted on 08/22/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And millions of people will not list Washington comPost as source for any news.


6 posted on 08/22/2014 1:29:14 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I assume the Sports Section will still use “Redskins”.


7 posted on 08/22/2014 1:29:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I would not assume that…….


8 posted on 08/22/2014 1:30:26 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The washington compost has no concept of decency, “common” or uncommon.
9 posted on 08/22/2014 1:30:38 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Ingtar
I agree with your sentiment; however if I were the REDSKINS I would start punishing media outlets. No interviews to paper that are hostile to the name. Same with TV, no Phil Simms interviews. Stars and politicians do this all the time...
10 posted on 08/22/2014 1:31:09 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: NormsRevenge

In light of this, Michael Sam and the handling of the Dolphins DB who DARED to criticize “the kiss”, and all the offseason criminal activity, I decided to unplug the NFL this year, too. I’ll get my fill on college and the occasional old USFL video on Youtube.


11 posted on 08/22/2014 1:31:10 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The Washington Compost has been offending me and many of my conservative FRiends for years and years!

The Compost is only fit to line the bottom of my bird cage!


12 posted on 08/22/2014 1:31:17 PM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I suspect the Editorial section ban is to soften the inevitable blow of when they remove it from the sports section.


13 posted on 08/22/2014 1:31:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well how often are the Redskins even mentioned in their editorial section?


14 posted on 08/22/2014 1:32:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’d like to see how they will show a photo gallery of game action without showing the logo. Maybe they will airbrush it out of every picture.

The editors can check with the staff of Pravda to see how they did it in the 1930s.


15 posted on 08/22/2014 1:34:12 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: cincinnati65

They should change the name of the 9ers.. To the Thinskins.. Or the Forty Whiners!!

Brand new stadium, the turf is toast.. 1.3 billion

Ouch!

See ya at the SB .. Not!


16 posted on 08/22/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Maybe all Redskins fans should cancel their subscriptions and see if the new management cares.


17 posted on 08/22/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

I wonder how many subscriptions the Post has.

Newspaper circulation has dropped way off in the past 10 to 15 years.

Some papers are charging to subscribe on the website. But I wonder how many people do that?


18 posted on 08/22/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: dfwgator

Good point. How often do the editorials have any mention of sports or football or the Redskins in the first place? It’s just a symbolic action, which the liberals on the editorial board felt compelled to make, to prove how liberal they are.


19 posted on 08/22/2014 1:40:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Just call them the “foreskins”


20 posted on 08/22/2014 1:41:29 PM PDT by refermech
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To: dfwgator

[I assume the Sports Section will still use “Redskins”.]

Yes. And the sports section probably gets 50 times more readers than the editorial page.


21 posted on 08/22/2014 1:41:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And so go the fools, stomping their little feet and demanding that we care what they think.


22 posted on 08/22/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

So how is that going to work if they have an editorial about changing the team name.

“We support changing the name of the Washington football team from its’ current name to a new one....”


23 posted on 08/22/2014 1:42:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cincinnati65

Hmmmm.

I first learned of the Washington Redskins by listening to them on our Philco “Cathedral” radio (Wish I had been smart enough to hang on to that one!) in the early 1950s.

I was 8 or 9 years old, and the Redskins were “my” team until Dan Snyder bought them. I was living in the DC area when he became the owner, and remember well all of his “I am the smartest guy in the football world” screwups.

I didn’t like him then, and I don’t like him now, but I will tell you that I fully support him giving the finger to the PC crowd on this one!

He is right to fight for the name Redskins! I am part (1/8) Cherokee on my dad’s side of the family, and I am not offended at all by the Redskins name.

Pound sand, LIEberals1 There are a hellofalot of problems that need solving in Washington, DC!

This is not one of them!


24 posted on 08/22/2014 1:43:07 PM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: Taxman

They also announced that they will now be using the city names Stalingrad and Leningrad again.


25 posted on 08/22/2014 1:44:16 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

Will they ship the Lenin statue from Seattle to there?


26 posted on 08/22/2014 1:46:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I will no longer refer to that team by the name ‘Redskins’. Instead, I’m going to arbitrarily update the name to the “Washington Casino Operators”.


27 posted on 08/22/2014 1:50:52 PM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If WaPo wasn’t a bunch of self-serving hypocrites, they’d put their money where their mouth is and refuse ALL mention of the dreaded, evil, offensive, fascist, racist Washington Redskins, including complete banishment from their sports section and refusal of all advertising. In fact, the word “Redskins” would be completely banned and totally censored in all online commentary as well.

Short of the above strictures, their editorializing against the word “Redskins” is nothing more than pathetic huffing, puffing and pandering.

(BTW, what’s ya’ll’s stance on Red Man tobacco? For it or agin it?

https://www.google.com/search?q=redman+tobacco&client=palemoon&rls=Palemoon:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=16z3U8PNO8qpyAT98YDAAw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=911&bih=285)


28 posted on 08/22/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’m sure they’ll give a rats rear end. Who reads that POS paper anyways? Liberals.


29 posted on 08/22/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I swear, if the moron REDSKINS had not done the “hands up” sympathy bull**** to symbolize the ASSAILANT of Officer Darren Wilson, I might have bought a REDSKINS shirt or two just to wear around the liberals in my town....just to tick them off.


30 posted on 08/22/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 11th Commandment

I totally agree .and I would also start rumors about the possibility of moving a team to a city with a less hostile Work environment.


31 posted on 08/22/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by jimjohn (You don't get the kind of government you want, or the kind you need. You get the kind you deserve.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever

Why? Because the opposition has become more shrill? Nothing else has changed in the situation.

32 posted on 08/22/2014 2:01:16 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
KR will no longer use the Washington Post.

(actually, that was as of c. 1973)

33 posted on 08/22/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: dfwgator

That I could believe…..


34 posted on 08/22/2014 2:03:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hail to the locals.
Won’t say their name,
But we’ll get angry
If they lose this game.


35 posted on 08/22/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“I would not assume that…….”

This is an easy one to fix. If Redskins fans who subscribe to the Washington Post would simply cancel their subscriptions I suspect that Post management would reconsider asap.


36 posted on 08/22/2014 2:08:47 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: b4its2late
I’m sure they’ll give a rats rear end. Who reads that POS paper anyways? Liberals.

Amen to that. Self-righteousness mixed with snippiness. They're still trying to social-climb with the Cabots and Lodges and Peabodys.

37 posted on 08/22/2014 2:12:40 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What are they going to do?

Call them “The R-words”?


38 posted on 08/22/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

WHO CARES?


39 posted on 08/22/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT by boomop1 (Only term limits will save this country.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dear Wapo,
Please go pound sand; and STFU! Who give a rat’s butt what YOU think?! This is no longer 1960. You no longer control what information gets published. The REAL people, the ones who actually make the Country work are onto you. They think for themselves and no longer believe or trust your male bovine feces! The low information layabouts don’t read your drivel, either! So you can dry up and blow away. You will not be missed!


40 posted on 08/22/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: DuncanWaring
[What are they going to do? Call them “The R-words”?]

The Ebonyskins.

41 posted on 08/22/2014 2:21:46 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hard to believe anybody is wasting time or ink on this.

Until the team owner decides to change the name the Compost can call the team anything they want. Do it 500 times per editorial. That won’t affect the name. It will still be the Redskins.

This is akin to wishing your enemy would take poison and die.


42 posted on 08/22/2014 2:25:52 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What happens if the team or R*dsk*ns merchandizers try to buy ads in the paper?


43 posted on 08/22/2014 2:25:58 PM PDT by x
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44 posted on 08/22/2014 2:27:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

No doubt they’re also planning to substitute “the Zionist Entity” for references to Israel.


45 posted on 08/22/2014 2:30:02 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

i guess I will still refer to the rag as the compost


46 posted on 08/22/2014 2:30:57 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever”

Because you're self important, no life, girly men.

47 posted on 08/22/2014 2:31:40 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: x
[What happens if the team or R*dsk*ns merchandizers try to buy ads in the paper?]

This policy is limited to the editorial page. If the rest of the paper operated from such an ivory tower the place would have been padlocked years ago.

48 posted on 08/22/2014 2:33:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I just left this on the other thread about this article.

What a bunch of little babies. Whahaaaa, I want my way..
because I feel so very emotional, don’t you know, says the crybabies.

Chop, chop as the crowd roars. Kill’em, because we want to win. Now, that’s racist :)..you go to your room. you pitiful loser, says sportscaster writers from the WPost.

The country is burring while they play touch my feelings.
Where are the grown ups?


49 posted on 08/22/2014 2:36:41 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Still Thinking

WaPo is run by a bunch of smarmy little jerks.

Their moral superiority smells to high heaven.


50 posted on 08/22/2014 2:46:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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