If you want to know one of the reasons why Donald Trump resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, look no further than the latest instance of corporate idiocy from a now thoroughly politicized ESPN. The network’s decision to remove an announcer named Robert Lee from covering the upcoming University of Virginia football game for fear of inflaming any post-Charlottesville passions among those arguing for the removal of Confederate Statues, is another example of political correctness run amok.
For those who are uninformed, “Lee” is a common surname throughout Asia (remember Bruce Lee?), much like “Smith” or “Jones” is in the Western World. Make no mistake, if ESPN wants to beclown itself, that is its right. As a private organization, they are free to adopt whatever speech codes they deem appropriate or fit. Cable TV viewers are also free to tune out such nonsense, which they have been doing recently in droves. Somewhere, Curt Schilling must be having a good laugh right about now.
Here is a statement from ESPN:
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. 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.
ESPN now joins Google among the ranks of corporations that dance to the tune created by the politically correct commissars of progressivism.
Expect a backlash soon…