ESPN & Robert Lee: A Tale of the Ridiculous

In case you missed it, conservatives are having a bit of fun with ESPN’s ongoing politically-correct stupidity (which they continue to deny exists at the network).

Earlier this week the network decided to pull their own sportscaster from covering the University of Virginia season-opening football game (in Charlottesville).

Why? Because the sportscaster’s name is Robert Lee, which apparently sounds too much like Robert E. Lee.

Now, the culturally unaware folks in our country might not have noticed that the last name Lee is both a common English surname AND a common Asian surname.

And look at Mr. Robert Lee — of Asian descent — would dispel any thoughts that he bares a relationship to the dead Confederate general.

But leftism doesn’t account for the obvious and lacks the ability to reason through things like this.

So, rather that appear culturally and politically sensitive, ESPN execs now just look really inept.

This story has some legs.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Yesterday, a lot of us were stunned by the fact that ESPN decided to pull an Asian sportscaster named Robert Lee from the home opener of the UVa Cavaliers in Charlottesville on September 2. The reason? They were afraid hearing the name “Robert Lee” would be triggering to all manner of, well, ummm, people who would instantly confuse a very alive and very Asian sportscaster with a very dead and very white Confederate general.

As if that were not stupid enough, Reuters has set out to prove that they can make it a lot more stupid.

Apparently, Reuters is unclear on the meaning of “doppelganger,” because there is precisely no universe where Robert Lee will be mistaken for Robert E. Lee. And it is also unclear on the concept of “namesake” as it is highly unlikely Robert Lee was named after Robert E. Lee given the middle initial, which is key to separating Robert E. Lee from some tens of thousands of Robert Lees, is missing.

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