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Confirmed: ESPN Is As Stupid As We Thought

Ben Domenech, The Federalist

It was a story too dumb to be real: reports yesterday emerged that ESPN had pulled an Asian announcer named Robert Lee off a University of Virginia college football game to avoid offending idiots. I have to admit, I didn’t think it could be true. How unbelievably stupid do you have to be to think that someone whose name is similar to a Confederate general – albeit absent the all-important middle initial – would lead to triggering and upset viewers if he called a Charlottesville-based sporting event?