Tag: Robert E. Lee

Jon Gabriel & Liz Wheeler on ESPN and Robert Lee

 

Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel appeared on “Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler” to discuss the ludicrous news that ESPN refused to let sportscaster Robert Lee call a football game due to his confederate-sounding name.

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ESPN Pulls Announcer from UVa Football Game … Because His Name Is Robert Lee

 

The man shown to the left is sportscaster Robert Lee. The man to the right is Confederate General Robert E. Lee. ESPN was afraid that viewers would mix them up.

Mr. Lee (the one who didn’t die in 1870) was scheduled to announce next weekend’s University of Virginia football game against William and Mary. This match-up will be hosted in Charlottesville, which has a statue of Gen. Lee (who never provided NCAA play-by-play). ESPN decided that this was far too confusing for their viewers to process. So, in a move not to further inflame the neo-confederate armies sweeping this grand republic, the network benched their announcer.

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Given Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s comments on the “Mars Landing” (along with her incredible track record of other stupid statements), this is a scenario that could have been: Our scene opens with Congresswoman Lee in one of the mission control centers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The monitors show all of the official […]

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Mayor Mike Signer—who had declared his intention to make Charlottesville, Virginia, the “capital of the resistance” to President Trump and a sanctuary city “to protect immigrants and refugees”—is refusing to protect a symbol saluting one of America’s greatest men. Yes, Robert E. Lee was a great American. More

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