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'Redskins' Is Actually Repectful Term, Explains Cracker On Fox Panel
We guess this is a new one. Sure, the old argument goes that team names like that of the Washington sportsball franchise somehow "honor" Native Americans, but on OutnumberedMonday, Fox's Pete Hegseth went one better and insisted that the term "Redskins" was itself a pretty nice thing to call your noble savages:
"It's a historical name. But I don't think there's a lot of people -- first of all, when is the last time you heard people use that as a racial slur? It's not used commonly at all as a racial slur. It's used historically as a term of respect to people. And I think that's how we should remember that."
He's got a point! We bet that not a lot of people around Fox News have watched many Westerns lately, where "Redskins" was used merely descriptively, just like "Jap" was in WWII movies. We invite Mr. Hegseth to test his assertion in any bar in Chinle, Arizona, preferably after 11 p.m. on a Saturday.
He also explained that people wanting the team to change its name "use a bludgeon of political correctness to whack people over the head," after which, presumably, the PC freaks then use a tomahawk of racism to scalp their victims alive.
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