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Keith Olbermann Discusses Redskins and the Confederate Flag


The Confederate flag is the topic on everyone's minds these days, even Keith Olbermann.

The ESPN personality went in on his show about the flag and the lawyer for the Washington Redskins who seemed to admit the team's name falls in the category of offensive imagery, just like the flag.

"All of this happening while the name 'Redskins' is effectively on trial in Virginia," Olbermann said. "All of this happening while we see that a symbol like a flag can not only envoke and encourage racism and violence and madness and murder and treason, but that it can do something even worse. It can represent evil..and if a flag can do that, a football team name — beamed into our homes every day, to our headphones, our minds everyday — it can represent the same kind of evil."

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