‘The Daily Show’ airs controversial Washington Redskins segment

09.26.14 3 years ago

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“The Daily Show” airs controversial Washington Redskins segment
For the 2nd night in a row, Comedy Central targeted the Redskins' name. In fact, “The Daily Show” piece, which was supposed to feature a “tense showdown” between Native American activists and Redskins fans, aired vs. the Redskins game on CBS. Before introducing the piece, Jon Stewart offered a disclaimer: “Recently, we sent our intrepid reporter Jason Jones out to the field to explore the phenomenon of a certain Washington D.C. football team”s controversial name. We learned later that some of the participants who participated in the piece – they didn”t enjoy the experience.” He added: “We take the complaints seriously…If we find out, in a piece, that someone was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented. We do not air that piece.” PLUS: Redskins fans target CBS” Phil Simms, who tried not to say “Redskins” during the game – and slipped up only once.

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