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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/02/18/national/a075834S89.DTL#ixzz1mne00cn8

ESPN sorry for offensive headline on Lin story

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Frank Franklin II / Associated Press

(02-18) 08:43 PST New York (AP) --

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.

ESPN ran the headline "Chink in the Armor" after Lin had nine turnovers in New York's loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night on its mobile website that could be seen on phones and tablet computers.

Lin is the NBA's first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He has captivated sports fans with unexpected dominance on the court that sparked a seven-game winning streak.

ESPN says in a statement Saturday it removed the headline 35 minutes after it was posted. The cable network says it is "conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake."
 

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I think that line is hilarious! no apology needed..if somoene is offended by it, way too thin skinned...lol
 

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when you guys post,do you ever do a search here at the rx and see if it has been posted already?
 

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when you guys post,do you ever do a search here at the rx and see if it has been posted already?

I always do. Took a look on the first page of this forum and didn't see one. Took a look on the NBA forum and did see one. If there was one and I'd seen it, this wouldn't have been posted.
 

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I think that line is hilarious! no apology needed..if somoene is offended by it, way too thin skinned...lol

I don't think this is really about someone being offended. I think it's more about how could someone create and/or approve the headline and not be smart enough to know there wouldn't be any repercussions. In my opinion, this should be a fireable offense. Not due to any kind of racism, but for stupidity and horrible lack of judgement.
 

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I don't think this is really about someone being offended. I think it's more about how could someone create and/or approve the headline and not be smart enough to know there wouldn't be any repercussions. In my opinion, this should be a fireable offense. Not due to any kind of racism, but for stupidity and horrible lack of judgement.
It was an honest mistake, and a hilarious one at that
 

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when you guys post,do you ever do a search here at the rx and see if it has been posted already?

I look on the first page, but that's about it. If it's a duplicate let the mods merge them, they get paid the big bucks.
 

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I think that line is hilarious! no apology needed..if somoene is offended by it, way too thin skinned...lol

To each his own, but I prefer to live in a world where it's not ok for major media outlets to use racial slurs against minorities.
 

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Great & funny line. Maybe not for ESPN to put on the air, however!! Heads HAVE rolled on this one.
 

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I thought it was linsensitive and linappropriate. Someone as ESPN will be on the unemployment lin. It's lincredible that someone would come up with that headlin.

Agree with Bill Maher that the only two puns left worth using are Moo Goo Guy Slam and Peking Dunk.
 

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If this was a courtroom, you couldn't prove what was in the mind of the writer of the headline. A "chink" in the armor doesn't mean it had to be a racial thing. He could of just meant a weakness in the armor.
 

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Even if there was no ill intent, the firing is justified because the guy is a dumbass. If I am a shareholder in a major media corporation, with Disney as the parent company, it's in my best interest that the company not employ dumbfucks for headline writers.
 

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here's the story on espn.com...

At ESPN we are aware of three offensive and inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during our coverage of Jeremy Lin.

ESPN Statement On Lin Comments
ESPN issues statement apologizing for inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during coverage of Jeremy Lin and details disciplinary action. Watch

Saturday we apologized for two references. We have since learned of a similar reference Friday on ESPN Radio New York. The incidents were separate and different. We have engaged in a thorough review of all three and have taken the following action:

• The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.

• The ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for 30 days.

• The radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.

We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.
 

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