Daily Show Prep: Wednesday, August 23


MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots – Outkick the Coverage

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

ESPN Pulls Robert Lee Over Meme Fears | The Daily Caller

ESPN pulled an Asian-American announcer named from a broadcast over concerns that Lee would be the subject of online memes, a network executive said in a statement.

Reporter: ESPN Gave The Right A Gift | The Daily Caller

A New York Times reporter called ESPN’s decision to pull an Asian announcer from covering a game at a “gift to the right” in a Wednesday tweet.

Firefighters Ate Pigs Rescued From Fire | The Daily Caller

“I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into the food chain,” Rivers told the BBC. “You do feel sad at the end of it … but to bring them down for [the firefighters] was a good way of saying ‘thank you’.”

Navy Relieves Admiral After Fatal Crash | The Daily Caller

The U.S. Navy relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the 7th Fleet, Wednesday due to a “loss of confidence” in his ability to lead.

Headless Torso Of Missing Reporter Found | The Daily Caller

Danish police confirmed Wednesday that a headless torso found washed ashore near Copenhagen is the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a famed inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

Hour 2

Police organizations speak out against Indiana gun carry proposal – 95.3 MNC

Several police organizations are arguing against a proposal that would have Indiana join a dozen other states that don’t require a license to carry a handgun in public.

25 Most Overrated Teams In College Football Over The Past 20 Years

Apple Encourages Employees, iTunes Users to Fund Far Left Hate Group SPLC | Truth Revolt

“This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality,” Cook’s email claimed. But the SPLC itself is a left-wing organization that attacks conservative organizations as “hate” groups. And those labels have had real, violent consequences.

Hour 3

AMEN. Franklin Graham at Trump Rally Prays to God: “Shut Their Mouths” (VIDEO)

The Phoenix Convention Center was PACKED!

Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next | Afua Hirsch | Opinion | The Guardian

It is figures like Nelson who immediately spring to mind when I hear the latest news of confederate statues being pulled down in the US. These memorials – more than 700 of which still stand in states including Virginia, Georgia and Texas – have always been the subject of offence and trauma for many African Americans, who rightly see them as glorifying the slavery and then segregation of their not so distant past. But when these statues begin to fulfil their intended purpose of energising white supremacist groups, the issue periodically attracts more mainstream interest.

Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University | World news | The Guardian

Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of to be removed from their campus because they claim he was racist and considered Indians to be “infinitely superior” to black Africans.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends decision to keep staffer charged with bank fraud


Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers Indicted — in a Mysteriously Narrow and Low-Key Way | National Review

So . . . what’s the best evidence you could possibly have, the slam-dunk proof that their goal was to steal the money and never look back? That’s easy: One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to high-tail it to Pakistan after they’d wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his flight.

Chuck Schumer Says Feds Will Spend $18,000,000 to Buy Grape Juice to Subsidize Vineyard Owners

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-N.Y.) announced yesterday that the federal government will spend up to $18,000,000 to buy Concord grape juice in an effort to increase the price that New York farmers can get for their grapes.