NPR Anchor Jokes 'Redskins' Should Be Junked for Better, 'Really Scary' Name: 'The Washington Debt Limits'

An AP poll in April 2013 showed 79 percent of Americans polled didn't think the Washington Redskins should change its name. But media liberals were thrilled that President Obama suggested that maybe that name’s too politically incorrect. (One might think Jeremiah Wright’s church would lobby against “Chicago White Sox,” as long as we’re at it.)

Guest-hosting Meet the Press on NBC on Sunday, Savannah Guthrie ran a three-minute news story on this sjubject and then asked the roundtable about it. GOP consultant Mike Murphy mocked it for the majiority, but liberal NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep joked there were better names, scarier names:

“Well, you want something really scary as a football team name, so the 'Washington Debt Limits’ would be a much better thing to do,” said Inskeep.

Yes, liberals hate any limit on running up debts, including paying out $373,000 to NPR stars like Inskeep. Some of those effete and overpaid anchors mock NFL football as "part national addiction, part cult."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis