What’s in a Name?


Politico reports that the San Francisco Chronicle has announced that it will no longer refer to the Washington NFL team by its proper name, “Redskins.”

Words are powerful, and so is how we choose to use them. Our long-standing policy is to not use racial slurs — and make no mistake, “redskin” is a slur — except in cases where it would be confusing to the reader to write around it. For example, we will use the team name when referring to the controversy surrounding its use.

Words are powerful, and so is how we choose to use them. Henceforth, the aforementioned San Francisco publication will be referred to by Hogewash! as a politically-correct propaganda sheet rather than a newspaper.