Wheeler walks it back.

wheeler-redskins-hatThe FCC chairman wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times—which had roasted Wheeler in an editorial for allegedly implying that the Commission was mulling a ruling that the on-air use of the term “Redskins” would constitute indecency—in which piece Wheeler said, “When asked about this petition at a news conference, I said that we would review the petition on its legal merits. This is what we do with all petitions. To say that we are reviewing it says nothing about its merits or how we might rule.” Wheeler said that personally he finds the appellation offensive, but, “My personal views are just that—personal—and should not be perceived as an indication on how the commission will or won’t act.”