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Reuters’ Twitter account claimed ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee was a doppelgänger and namesake of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in two separate, but inaccurate, Wednesday tweets.
Reuters issued a “clarification” moments after incorrectly suggesting the ESPN broadcaster was named after Gen. Robert E. Lee. The clarifying tweet failed to address their separate implication that the Asian American announcer bares a physical resemblance to the caucasian Civil War general.
ESPN - Announcer - Response - Violence - Charlottesville
ESPN reassigned the announcer in response to the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., Outkick The Coverage reported Tuesday night.
The network defended its decision in a statement released after the report emerged.
Decision - Robert - Games
“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the...
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