(Newsbusters) The media are furious.
The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have decided they are so enraged by the idea of calling the Washington Redskins the …well, you know..….that they will no longer participate in this heinous practice.
Then there's a furious Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Says the Senator from Nevada of the team's owner, Dan Snyder:
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Snyder says it's about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That's all that that name leaves in its wake. The writing is on the wall. It's on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.
Got that? The mere name of a football team is about a "tradition of racism." This is so offensive to Democrats in the US Senate that fifty of them signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding the team drop the name.