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The Daily Show makes a blunder that embarrasses the Washington Redskins

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The week to forget for the Washington Redskins fans continued on Thursday night, but not for the reason everyone might think.

The Redskins were embarrassed on the field by the New York Giants on Thursday night, but that wasn't the only shaming they faced on national TV last night.

The Daily Show with host Jon Stewart took time to look at the biggest issue around the Redskins right now.

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The controversy over the Redskins name has been around all summer and doesn't seem to be going away, it was at this point that the Daily Show thought they'd take a stab at it.

It was clear how controversial the piece was going to be when host Stewart gave the speech regarding the shows ethics prior to it being shown.

Correspondent Jason Jones spoke with both Redskins fans and native Americans and brought about a surprise meeting between the two.

Things, as expected, got heated but the news coming out of the piece about the people involved go a bit further than that.

The Washington Post claimed that one of the fans left the set in tears and was quoted as saying: "his goes way beyond mocking. Poking fun is one thing, but that’s not what happened. 

"The Native Americans accused me of things that were so wrong. I felt in danger. I didn’t consent to that. I am going to be defamed.”

But these quotes and the footage shown live on the show aren't the worst of it.

Beyond a heated encounter

Things between the Redskins fans and the native Americans went beyond heated at certain points though.

At one point, one of the native Americans told one of the teams fans "ou sound like an alcoholic, someone who's in denial and who doesn’t want to believe what they’re doing is not right."

Its hard to argue that the editing in the piece wasn't trying to hint at that point as they showed Jones attending a Redskins game and getting fairly intoxicated with the fans.

Certainly one of the most interesting stories to come out around the Redskins these days but certainly not a glorifying one, who knows if this will convince anyone to change their views on the name controversy, but its possible that it may have done more harm than good.

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