Video: MSNBC warns viewers r-word about to be spoken

If there are children in the room, please ask them to leave. Ditto for women “in a family way.” A word is about to appear in print that is so noxious, so offensive to the sensibilities of the frail and to the ethnic long group burdened by this slur, that our lawyers have instructed me to furnish an advisory before proceeding.

Everyone ready? Got your seat belts fastened? Here goes: Redskin.

Joy Reid of MSNBC wasn’t quite so circumspect in her warning, which appears in the video below. Then again, my caveat was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Reid’s was in earnest. She really felt impelled to warn viewers that the word redskin was about to be uttered (by Harry Reid, N.B.) and couldn’t bring herself to say it.

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How ridiculous is the sudden discovery that a word Americans have been freely using for decades, principally as the name of a sports franchise, is so hate-filled that it is as taboo as the n-word?

One parting thought: Redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin, redskin!

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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