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6. Guess.
Sun Dec 29, 2013, 07:27 PM
Dec 2013

First she was a woman. That creates an immediate neanderthal response.
Secondly she is African-American. That was greeted by the usual racist jackasses.

However, after her first week or two, those who watched realized she was a very good anchor. In addition, she has a very warm personality. Robin is perceived as a truly genuine person. She could also convey humor, straight up knowledge, gravitas or whatever was needed for a story.

The true assholes never stopped. However, that's true across the board if you read comments or responses to tweets. They are beyond vile.

LOL! We posted this at the same time. Race you... nolabear Dec 2013 #1
Good for her! Agschmid Dec 2013 #2
"When Robin first anchored SportsCenter on ESPN, there were many complaints." Number23 Dec 2013 #3
Guess. Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #6
I honestly doubt her race was much of a factor dsc Dec 2013 #13
I've noticed when women come off with too much "androgyny" ... MrMickeysMom Dec 2013 #20
But didn't we all know that? I really didn't know it was a secret. I have admired her all along. kelliekat44 Dec 2013 #4
Me, too. I thought she went public quite awhile ago. WillowTree Dec 2013 #7
It was believed but never confirmed. Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #9
Cool! Egnever Dec 2013 #5
Good for her! one_voice Dec 2013 #8
i believe she has been openly gay for a while now JI7 Dec 2013 #10
No she hasn't. Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #11
Yes, she has. merrily Dec 2013 #17
Good for her!! X_Digger Dec 2013 #12
That has to be one of the least surprising coming out statements ever Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #14
Still, you would be surprised at who prefers not to notice unless and until merrily Dec 2013 #18
Oh definitely. That's why so many were cagey about things for so long Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #25
Still can. merrily Dec 2013 #26
K&R DeSwiss Dec 2013 #15
Nothing personal against Robin .. but anyone with a little gaydar had her pegged long ago. YOHABLO Dec 2013 #16
Yes, but not everyone has "gaydar." Please see Reply 18. merrily Dec 2013 #19
I look forward to TBF Dec 2013 #21
Next, Someone Will Post: The Sun Rises in the East! mckara Dec 2013 #22
Duh? Robin is gay LauraGrg Dec 2013 #23
Wishing her the best of health (nt) question everything Dec 2013 #24
It's embarrassing what passes for news. KentuckyWoman Dec 2013 #27
That is great. I'm glad she has love in her life. liberal_at_heart Dec 2013 #28
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