Every argument Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf made to try to block Red Zebra's WWXX's license renewal was rejected by the commission. Banzhaf argued use of the word "Redskins," during Washington Redskins football games (which WWXX in Virginia carries) was profane, obscene, indecent, hate speech, and causes psychological harm not only to Indian and non-Indian children, but also to Indian adults. He also claimed the owners of Red Zebra lacked the character qualifications required of a commission licensee.
Every point was rejected, with specific examples of how Benzhaf either didn't prove his argument or mischaracterized previous case law. Read the entire FCC ruling HERE
(12/19/2014 4:06:53 PM)
So it's okay to say:
White folks, honkies, whitey, crackers, just so long as it brings in profit...the fcc is wack to allow it...
the term redskins does not refer to a skin color, it refers to the scalp of an indigenous person, which was worth about $200. a form of genocide and eradication of a first nations people sponsored by the so called u.s. gov't. no! it is not ok to use the word redskin!
(12/19/2014 8:40:52 AM)
Put your public files on-line and we'll all have complaints to our licenses like this.
I really think the Redskins should just choose a new name and be done with this. How about Foreskins?
(12/19/2014 8:11:07 AM)
What do you call a thousand Lawyers chained to the bottom of the Ocean? A Start. He's the reason people tell jokes like that about layers.
I think Mother Theresa would want to punch this guy in the face.
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