The Jury Talks Back

8/22/2017

The Continuing Embarrassment Of Political Correctness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 7:26 pm

[guest post by Dana]

It has been said before that it is a stupid time to be alive. This certainly bolsters the claim:

ESPN confirmed Tuesday night that it had decided to pull an announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. This Robert Lee is Asian.

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties,” reads the ESPN statement posted at the popular Fox Sports college-football blog Outkick the Coverage.

They were worried about a backlash from the audience. Over the name a sports announcer. Let that sink in.

ESPN also said: “It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

On this I agree with ESPN: it is indeed a crying shame that this is even a topic of conversation. But not in the way they think it is.

–Dana

4 Comments »

  1. It’s similar to the controversy over the word “niggardly.” Catering to the uninformed is not the sign of an intelligent population/civilization.

    Comment by DRJ — 8/23/2017 @ 1:02 pm

  2. I’m hoping that there was a Confederate general named “Bob Costas”….

    (h/t @sean_spicer)

    Comment by SPQR — 8/24/2017 @ 8:24 am

  3. Close. Lee’s wife was a Custis. (Great-granddaughter of Martha Washington from her first marriage.)

    Comment by nk — 8/24/2017 @ 9:42 am

  4. Close enough. Did any Custis’ get pink eye?

    Comment by SPQR — 8/24/2017 @ 12:27 pm

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