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One ESPN Employee Canned, Another Suspended For Racial Slur

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.
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ESPN apologizes for offensive headline that appeared on Jeremy Lin, Knicks story

Sports : The Early Lead (3 years ago)

ESPN has apologized for a headline that included a racial slur after Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks lost to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night, ending a seven-game winning streak that had sparked “Linsanity” over the unhera... Read Post

A Chink in the Armor? ESPN Publishes Racist Headline

Sports : The Inquisitr - Sport (3 years ago)

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

WATCH: This ESPN Anchor Has Been Suspended For Saying "Chink In The Armor" In Reference To Jeremy Lin

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

Yesterday we saw that ESPN.com's mobile site ran the headline "Chink In The Armor," in reference to Jeremy Lin following the New York Knicks loss on Friday night. ESPN has announced that the employee responsible for that headline ha... Read Post


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