Megyn Kelly Likens Request To Change Redskins Name To Curtailing ‘Speech Rights, Basically’
I guess he didn’t know that Fox News is the network where insulting minorities is viewed as legitimate opinion not to be squelched.
Kelly asked, “You don’t see any distinction what’s in somebody’s head and what’s in somebody’s heart? Do you think that the team owner of the Redskins is a racist man?”
She showed no such skepticism with Shapiro when he condescendingly lectured Native Americans–and suggested they have no business complaining about anyone else but their own shiftless selves:
'Unless We Interrupt Your Sports, You're Not Paying Attention to Us'
Fox News tries again:
Fox Panelist: Washington Redskins Name Is 'A Term Of Respect' (VIDEO)
By Catherine Thompson
"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?" he asked. "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."
Most racial slurs aren't used "commonly." Their shock value comes from their rarity. So that part of the argument is false too.
It would be easy to prove whether "redskins" is a term of respect to Native Americans. Simply call them "redskins" to their faces and see how they respond. If they're happy, it's good. If not, it's bad.
How about it, Redskins supporters? Would you call a Native a "redskin" to his or her face? Answer the question, cowards: yes or no?!
Then there's this feeble attempt to court Harry Reid:
Redskins Invite Harry Reid to Game After Demands for Name Change