Use of a clumsy-at-best, racist-at-worst reference to New York Knicks hoopster Jeremy Lin by ESPN journalists have resulted in the firing of a headline writer and the suspension of an anchor. The journalists both used the same racially insensitive cliche to describe poor play by Lin, who is of Taiwanese descent. CNN reports ESPN fired an employee who wrote a headline using the slur on a story highlighting Lin's contributions to a Knicks loss.
Network Suspends Anchor Who Used Same Ethnic Slur "ESPN has fired the employee responsible for writing an offensive headline about basketball sensation Jeremy Lin and suspended an anchor who used the same ethnic slur, the sports net... Read Post
Well, someone’s getting fired. Last night ESPN published a racist headline about the New York Knicks’ new star Jeremy Lin. The mobile sports site used the headline “Chink in the Armor” last night referring to the Knicks loss against... Read Post