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The Asian Journalist a.ssociation demands apology from writer for Lin pen!$ tweet
 

 

Calling Jason Whitlock's controversial tweet "inappropriate on so many levels," the Asian American Journalists a.ssociation has called for the Fox Sports columnist to issue an apology.

Whitlock has thus far ignored all criticism to his tweet, and it remains on his account as of 8:30 p.m. EDT. The AAJA's statement (rightfully) notes that his tweet "debased one of sports' feel-good moments."

Full text of the AAJA MediaWatch statement is below.


Feb. 11, 2012

Dear Mr. Whitlock:

Where do we begin?

Let's start by saying that your tweet in the midst of the Jeremy Lin hoopla was inappropriate on so many levels. Certainly, it doesn't hold up to the conduct of responsible journalists, those in sports or otherwise, who adhere to standards of fairness, civility and good taste. Nor does it meet the standards of Fox Sports, with which you are a.ssociated.

Outrage doesn't begin to describe the reaction of the Asian American Journalists a.ssociation (AAJA) to your unnecessary and demeaning tweet of Feb. 10 after the New York Knicks played the Los Angeles Lakers: "Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight."
Let's not pretend we don't know to what you were referring. The attempt at humor – and we hope that is all it was – fell flat. It also exposed how some media companies fail to adequately monitor the antics of their high-profile representatives. Standards need to be applied – by you and by Fox Sports.

The offensive tweet debased one of sports' feel-good moments, not just among Asian Americans but for so many others who are part of your audience.

Where do we go from here? How about an apology, Mr. Whitlock.

Sincerely,
AAJA MediaWatch

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 02-11-2012, 11:24 PM         #2
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YOoOOOOO i was cracking up I wish the would could just except comedy sometimes


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 6 years ago '09        #6
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They need to shut the fu*k up. I dont fu*k with Whitlock but its Twitter and not his job website, an article or any of his journalistic responsibilities. That's probably why he hasn't and doesn't plan to apologize I bet
 02-11-2012, 11:51 PM         #7
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
They need to shut the fu*k up. I dont fu*k with Whitlock but its Twitter and not his job website, an article or any of his journalistic responsibilities. That's probably why he hasn't and doesn't plan to apologize I bet
That doesnt matter. In his kind of job you have to know you represent ur company at all times. cant be going around saying dumb sh*t. For some reason black people think they have the right to say racist sh*t
 6 years ago '10        #8
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
They need to shut the fu*k up. I dont fu*k with Whitlock but its Twitter and not his job website, an article or any of his journalistic responsibilities. That's probably why he hasn't and doesn't plan to apologize I bet
He doesn't need to apologize? Are you serious?


Whitlock is a dumbass.
 6 years ago '04        #10
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im just sayin.. roland martin got suspended indef for his superbowl tweet.....
 6 years ago '11        #11
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 6 years ago '09        #13
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 KingHenrythe2nd said:
He doesn't need to apologize? Are you serious?


Whitlock is a dumbass.
I agree with the dumbass part but I'm sticking with my original statement and saying he doesnt have to apologize. The world we live in today is way to damn sensitive and overreacts to every fu*king thing.

I'll say again, it's Twitter not his job so what he says on there I dont take seriously or hold him to any standards on.
 6 years ago '09        #14
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 eff3ctive said:
im just sayin.. roland martin got suspended indef for his superbowl tweet.....
He also works for CNN and they cant afford any backlash so the first action they deem offensive they will let you go. Martin is held to a higher standard as well obviously because he covers a vast area. Especially with this being an election year they can't afford to have their credibility questioned at all when it comes to coverage of candidates and their issues.

That a.ssclown Whitlock has always been this way and its sort of expected which is why he wont be fired or reprimanded unless some huge sponsor for FOX/MSN decide to throw their weight around. If not this sh*t will be forgotten quickly
 02-12-2012, 12:37 AM         #15
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i hate whitlock tho
 6 years ago '04        #16
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
I agree with the dumbass part but I'm sticking with my original statement and saying he doesnt have to apologize. The world we live in today is way to damn sensitive and overreacts to every fu*king thing.

I'll say again, it's Twitter not his job so what he says on there I dont take seriously or hold him to any standards on.

Of course he has to apologize, for the same reason athletes have to apologize for stupid sh*t they say to keep their endorsement deals.. Because Fox can just replace him at the drop of a hat if they think he's gonna alienate the (presumably fu*king gigantic) demographic of Asian people who watch their stuff.
 6 years ago '06        #17
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Asian American journalist a.ssociation? Who? Who gives a fu*k what they think
 6 years ago '09        #18
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They aren't even asking for him to be fired like every other organization does. He needs to apologize. If he had dissed Blacks, Gays, Jew or Hispanics they'd be calling for him to get fired.
 6 years ago '06        #19
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@ Whitlock's tweet...

even bigger because that fat, bulbus muthafu*ka prolly dealing with the exact same situation that Lin may or may not be down there...

god, this whole convo is gay... why is cats worried about other cats' junk? Makes little sense to me..

was Whitlock over the line? Oh yeah.. thing is tho, he was on his Twitter account, which is kind of open game man... should he of acknowledged that his tweet might reflect badly on him b4 he sent it out? Yup.. but c'mon man, it's Twitter... ppl get away with murder on that thing b/c it's so instant...
 6 years ago '10        #20
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I hate whitlock but his twitter has had way worse and funnier tweets, that lin line is classic tho

fox aint gonna do sh*t
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