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Linsane "Chink In The Armor" Headline An "Honest Mistake," Claims Fired ESPN Editor

United States / New York : Gothamist (3 years ago)

After being fired by ESPN for penning a racist headline highlighting Jeremy Lin's shortcomings—"Chink In The Armor"— for the Knicks' loss against the Hornets, the wordsmith spoke out. Anthony Federico spoke to the Daily News, "This ...

Fired ESPN editor: I didn’t mean anything racist in my Jeremy Lin headline

US Politics / Conservative : Hot Air (3 years ago)

"I'm so sorry that I offended people. I'm so sorry if I offended Jeremy."

Fired ESPN Editor Claims no Racial Slam Meant with ‘Chink in Armor’ Headline

US Politics / Conservative : Wizbang (3 years ago)

The headline written by ESPN editor Anthony Federico about Asian-American basketball star Jeremy Lin lasted only about a half hour before ESPN changed it but the fallout is lasting a bit longer for editor Federico. On its Saturday s...

Fired ESPN Editor on Lin Headline: 'Honest Mistake'

Sports : Sports from Newser (3 years ago)

The canned ESPN editor behind the apparently racist Jeremy Lin headline tells the New York Daily News it was "an honest mistake," and "had nothing to do with me being cute or punny." Anthony Federico says he's used the phrase "chink...

Sports Illustrated Fires "Chink In The Armor" Headline Writer

US Politics / Conservative : Ace of Spades HQ (3 years ago)

I'm so racist it never even occurred to me that "chink" was a slur against the Chinese! The ESPN editor fired Sunday for using "chink in the armor" in a headline about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin said the racial slur...

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