A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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ESPN has jumped the political correctness shark. I mean they have reached the bottom of absurdity and ridiculousness.
By now you’ve heard that ESPN decided to reassign Asian American football announcer Robert Lee and not let him announce an upcoming University of Virginia game in Charlottesville because they were worried that some in the audience would not be able to handle having an announcer do play-by-play with the same name of the confederate general Robert E. Lee, that has been dead for a long time and was white. They were worried that if he did the game that the social media trolls would meme and mock him, well that plan really worked out well! He’s been mocked and memed for the past 48 hours, had they let him do the game he would’ve only been memed for a couple of minutes in between all the other college football happenings.
Now if MSNBC and the other liberal media are mocking you for political correctness, then you know that you have reached peak absurdity. In an effort of trying to not offend anyone, they’ve ended up offending everybody and ESPN will never live this down.
I’ve said for years that ESPN is becoming another liberal network, but that evolution is now complete and they are alienating those within their audience that are conservative and those that are apolitical that have a crazy idea that a sports channel should just do sports and not politics.
Those in the media world continue to say that consumers cutting the cord from cable and Netflix and internet streaming will be ESPN’s downfall, and I disagree. ESPN can survive all that by keeping the rights to the NFL, NBA, and college football. Their downfall will be their obsession with political correctness. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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