Washington Post Editorial Board Promises to No Longer Mention Redskins in All the Editorials Attacking Them
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Good news for the Redskins.
The Washington Post/Amazon will no longer mention the name of the team they’re attacking over its name in all the editorials attacking it.
Sound confusing? It should be even more fun.
…we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves.
What we are discussing here is a change only for editorials. Unlike our colleagues who cover sports and other news, we on the editorial board have the luxury of writing about the world as we would like it to be. Nor do we intend to impose our policy on our readers. If you write a letter about football and want to use the team name, we aren’t going to stop you.
Considering the number of Washington Post editorials about the Redskins that don’t involve whining about its name comes down to around zero, this means that the paper of Jeff Bezos now has to keep churning out editorials attacking the Redskins for calling themselves the Redskins… without using the name The Redskins.
Except in its opening paragraph, the Washington Post Editorial Board has also promised to use Redskins when they need to because otherwise all those editorials complaining about “the team with the offensive name that we can’t mention” become confusing.
So look for the Washington Post Editorial Board to keep writing editorials complaining about the Redskins and mentioning the name that they promised not to mention.
Which means this widely publicized announcement amounts to less than Amazon’s profits. And considering those are in the negative range, that’s not a whole lot.
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