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Reuters Thinks ESPN’s Robert Lee is the Confederate General’s Namesake, Doppelganger

Reuters Thinks ESPN’s Robert Lee is the Confederate General’s Namesake, Doppelganger

Hard to tell them apart, evidently

I’m truly at a loss with this one.

Last night I blogged about ESPN’s decision to reassign play-by-play announcer Robert Lee. Lee was scheduled to call UVa’s season opener in Charlottesville. As you’re probably aware at this point in the news cycle, Lee is Asian-American.

Robert Lee’s name was just a little too close to long dead Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s for social justice comfort.

Rightly so, the people of the internet collectively rolled their eyes. ESPN had reached a new low.

Enter Reuters who, as I imagine this story unfurling, hiked up theirs pants leg and shouted “hold my beer!”

Because these are from the Reuters Twitter account:

And in case you were wondering, there are not teaser tweets. Reuters used the same verbiage in their headlines:

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Comments

buckeyeminuteman | August 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

If you’re wondering when this anti-Trump, anti-statue, anti-history, anti-reality madness is going to end; I’ve got news for you. They’re only getting started.

I am sure an Asian-American family decided to name their son after a Confederate general. I guess Reuters’ reporter isn’t aware that Lee is a very common name in the Orient. But, there are a lot of things Reuters, AP and CNN reporters don’t know. Today Reuters referred to Antifa as “peace activists.”

Remember when you went to college and “J School” students were the dumbest kids on campus? Guess what? They still are.

Does he drive a Mustang named Traveler?

DDsModernLife | August 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Uh, oh…Legal Insurrection features a blogger named Kember-LEE!

Pelosi Schmelosi | August 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

All of your Lee’s are belong to us.
Further evidence of mental disease by the Left

Name diversity.

This conspiracy goes all the way back. Even the great Hillel said, “If I am not Lee, then who is Lee?”

nordic_prince | August 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Good grief – for being so sensitive and “multi-culti,” these Leftists have beclowned themselves by their ignorance. Among Asians, the family name LEE is as common as dirt.

I agree with Mark Steyn. I can’t wait till they get around to Sheila Jackson Lee.

She’s a triple threat- Sheila is a Australian slang term for a woman, Jackson could remind people of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, and of course Lee as in Robert E.

    turfmann in reply to rinardman. | August 23, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Lord knows she has the intellect of a stone wall.

    Chuckin Houston in reply to rinardman. | August 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Greenwich Village NYC: The famed Stonewall Inn is considering a name change to avoid being mistaken for a Confederate War Memorial.

      4th armored div in reply to Chuckin Houston. | August 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      If this isn’t ironic, don’t what else it could be

      Obama to Name Stonewall Inn as First National Monument for Gay Rights
      The Associated Press
      May 04, 2016

      (AP) New York’s iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

      Their food is so bad that enough people have died from eating it that they worry about becoming a memorial site? New Yorker City people (Obama ruined “folks”) never cease to amaze me.

      On the bright side a young waitress used some Southern culture on me yesterday. First she called me Hon, then sweetheart, then finally honey. I wanted to tell her that I’m as dangerous at 70 as I was at 18, but didn’t get a chance. Of course, I wasn’t a very safe driver when I was 18.

    And when put together, Shelia Jackson Lee is an idiom, meaning:
    a woman dumber than anyone ever born in Australia, but smarter than Maxine Waters, and more competent than Hillary Clinton, and less disgusting than Michelle Obama.

Not a sports fan, and I have never even watched ESPN, but, I hope Robert Lee gets some kind of windfall out of this nonsense. He sure is getting publicity.

Chuckin Houston | August 23, 2017 at 5:41 pm

BREAKING: The Travelers Insurance Company is changing its name to avoid being mistaken for Robert E. Lee’s horse.

And cannot Trump Nationalize these monuments

    Milhouse in reply to gonzotx. | August 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Um, no, he can’t, any more than he can “nationalize” anything else. This isn’t some socialist country where that happens (much), and certainly not by presidential decree.

    iconotastic in reply to gonzotx. | August 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    More federal government is not the answer.

Breaking news…..The Hawaiian Islands are renaming the lee side of all the islands.

The music world is in trouble: It’s all over for David Lee Roth. Or Tommy Lee. Or John Lee Hooker. Or Lee Ritenour.

And the movies: Bruce Lee. And that moron, Spike Lee. And Lee Daniels. Lee Majors. Stan Lee.

Ignore the malignant morons wasting all our time: help them go broke and disappear.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to TheFineReport.com. | August 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Jerry Lee Lewis!!!

    Not long ago a run was made at Atty General Sessions with a claim his given name of Jefferson was in honor of the first (and only) president of the CSA. It might have dawned on someone that it was a name he shared with Wm Jefferson Clinton, out first President from Dogpatch.

    Next up… blanking out the Pickett fences in Norman Rockwell’s paintings….

4th armored div | August 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm

the SJW are demanding name change for

The Leeward Islands, a group of islands in the West Indies. In English, the term refers to the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles chain. As a group they start east of Puerto Rico and reach southward to Dominica

Ok, just look at the freaks now working at espn. What else can anyone expect?

Drunk, naked ESPN star arrested after breaking into condo:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/23/espn-host-arrested-after-reportedly-wandering-naked-into-strangers-home.html

A “namesake” is generally someone who is _named after_ someone else, and not necessarily merely sharing the same name (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namesake), so Reuters comes across as even more absurd.

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