ESPN Yanks Robert Lee and Becomes a Metaphor for Everything Wrong in the Media
By Dan Gainor, Fox News
Some news stories are so insane that the first reaction has to be disbelief. That was the case Tuesday night when it was revealed that ESPN had pulled a broadcaster from covering a football game simply because he has a similar name to a Confederate general.
In one ridiculous move, ESPN became a metaphor for everything wrong in media.
Poor Robert Lee, an Asian-American with no relation to Army of Northern Virginia Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, was scheduled to announce the University of Virginia’s home opener. But after the Charlottesville protests ESPN feared that his name might be a “trigger” to its nonexistent audience of social justice warriors, following. So Lee (the Asian-American one, not the general) was dropped from the broadcast faster than you can whistle “Dixie.”