MSNBC Host Destroys ESPN For Being Too Politically Correct

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough slammed ESPN on Thursday for its decision to remove a broadcaster named Robert Lee from an upcoming University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville, Va.

Scarborough told guest Donny Deutsch that the decision was "just stupid" and ESPN should apologize to Lee, ESPN fans, and all the new President Donald Trump "converts" for the "stupidity."

Deutsch reiterated the background of the controversy—explaining how ESPN made the decisionbecause the Asian-American broadcaster shared a name with Confederate General Robert E. Lee—and then said he has always believed consumers to be "relatively intelligent." He said fans would know it was not the deceased general calling the football game.

"You know Willie [Geist], they're saying that they are doing this to help the guy, to protect the guy, that's again—it is such an overreaction," Scarborough said. "It's lunacy. It's political correctness run amuck. It's just stupid. I can't imagine why ESPN is still holding the line and not backing down, and saying, ‘You know, we really screwed up.'"
 Source: Washington Free Beacon
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