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ESPN Embarrasses Itself by Replacing Broadcaster Who Has Same Name as Confederate General

Actually, ESPN has been embarrassing itself for a while now, when it comes to the matter of espousing leftist ideology on a consistent basis.


But what ESPN has done most recently has dropped jaws on both ends of the political spectrum…because, in the minds of a whole lot of folks, it was so bizarre that it actually looks insane.

In a story broken Tuesday by Clay Travis from, and reported on by a large number of news outlets, including Fox News, officials at ESPN decided to reassign Robert Lee, an Asian-American broadcaster for the network, from working the upcoming University of Virginia football game, because of the obvious similarity of his name to that of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Yup; they really did that.

Lee had been scheduled to broadcast the game this weekend between the Virginia and Washington and Lee. Now, he’ll work the Youngstown State – Pittsburgh game.

In statement released by spokesman Derek Volner, the network said, “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 if felt right to all parties.”

It did? It felt right to all parties? No one there saw it as even remotely idiotic?

That does seem hard to believe…even for ESPN.

And yet, it happened.

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large