ESPN has yet again become the focus of news rather than sticking to their role of being a news source. According to reports, they decided to remove an Asian announcer by the name of Robert Lee from the University of Virginia’s home opener football game against The College of William and Mary. The now-infamous Charlottesville riot that ended in tragedy happened on UVA’s campus and the whole event started due to the impending removal of the Robert E. Lee statue. ESPN came to the conclusion that having Robert on television so soon after the event would be “insensitive” and also open him up to what essentially amounts to social media trolls.
James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said Wednesday morning he questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness for office. Clapper also said that the rally was “scary and disturbing.” Many in the media said Trump levied an “attack” on the news media at his rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. It has many journalists fearing for their safety and claiming that the president is inciting violence against reporters. On “Good Morning America,” ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega claimed that Trump’s attack on the media “was incitement, plain and simple,” adding that “it really feels like a matter of time before someone gets hurt.”
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