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.
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
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