ESPN fires writer for penning racist Jeremy Lin headline; suspends anchor for 30 days

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ESPN fires writer for penning racist Jeremy Lin headline; suspends anchor for 30 days
 

 

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ESPN has fired the writer who wrote a headline using the phrase “chink in the armor” to refer to Jeremy Lin, the network said Sunday morning.

The network also hit anchor Max Bretos, who used the same term on the air while discussing Lin, with a 30 day suspension.

“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,” ESPN said in a statement.

A commentator made a similar reference on ESPN Radio New York Friday. ESPN officials say the commentator was not an employee.

The headline — “Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets” was posted on ESPN’s mobile site for about a half hour early Saturday morning before it was removed.

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111 comments for "ESPN fires writer for penning racist Jeremy Lin headline; suspends anchor for 30 days"

 4 years ago '10        #2
Agentzer0oo0 195 heat pts195
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5_star_smitty|m 196 heat pts196
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knew that was gonna happen to the guy who made the line...
didn't know about Max though




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T.O.N.Y. 3692 heat pts3692
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chink in armor ?










































 4 years ago '11        #5
27Lives 19 heat pts19
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Damn.. nobody deserved to be fired.
 4 years ago '04        #6
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
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The pussification of america continues

Over fu*king sensitive people
 4 years ago '08        #7
YoungRay20 274 heat pts274
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 Cap Peeler said:
The pussification of america continues

Over fu*king sensitive people
this.
 4 years ago '07        #8
SmooveDude 26 heat pts26
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over a headline tho...these n*gga lin finna be out the league in 2 years max
 4 years ago '04        #9
ShaDoW1 7 heat pts
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every one is so damn sensitive now holy sh*t
 4 years ago '08        #10
AnyGiven 39 heat pts39
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That writer had 0 common sense. Deserved to get fired
 4 years ago '06        #11
banga 5 heat pts
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sensitivity or not, that's a hell of a coincidence in using that phrase in reference to lin.
 4 years ago '09        #12
Ricky Towel 125 heat pts125
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I bet if it was a headline that said something like "giants win with Reese's n*ggardly moves" a lot of yall would want him fired and wouldn't be calling it the pussification of america.
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 27Lives said:
Damn.. nobody deserved to be fired.
bet if that sh*t had to do something about a black person this site would be up in arms demanding protests and riots
 4 years ago '06        #14
Special Edd 138 heat pts138
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Exactly sabotage if it was something about black person yall would be going ham 20 pages deep stfu pussies all of yall lmaoooo everything is never a big deal when it doesn't have nothing to do with you stupid ******s. ronnie dont exuse me SPELLING NI99ER fu*kING COONS HERE NEED TO DIE AND BURN.
 4 years ago '07        #15
BigAssTree 1 heat pts
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 SmooveDude said:
over a headline tho...these n*gga lin finna be out the league in 2 years max

and this is based on what? The kid is 23, can ball, is only getting better, and you say he's gonna be out of the league in 2 years max.... This is why I love Boxden....



 Ricky Towel said:
I bet if it was a headline that said something like "giants win with Reese's n*ggardly moves" a lot of yall would want him fired and wouldn't be calling it the pussification of america.
seriously.... and I say this again: This is why I love Boxden...
 4 years ago '04        #16
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 Universal Mind said:

I remember the article about the black guy who made a racist comment to an Asian store owner, telling him to go back to his country...all because he had an issue with the price of gas. Then the Asian man told him to go back to Africa. Next thing you know, the whole ignorant part of the community began to protest the man's store. Can you say double standard?

I point that out on here all the time, but according to these coons on here, I'm an "Uncle Tom" for speaking the truth.
quoted for the motherfu*king truth. if you dont like other people coming to "your" country, perhaps they take their a.ss to a dictator a.ss country that doesnt allow sh*t.
 4 years ago '07        #17
SmooveDude 26 heat pts26
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 BigAssTree said:
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and this is based on what? The kid is 23, can ball, is only getting better, and you say he's gonna be out of the league in 2 years max.... This is why I love Boxden....




seriously.... and I say this again: This is why I love Boxden...
if the knicks wouldnt of gone thru that terrible losing streak n*gga wouldnt even of got the look...he average atleast 7 TO's per game and his FT's are suspect

please dont make it seem like you knew this n*gga was gon have a cold 2 weeksbut yea this is why you love boxden...go sitdown somewhere n*gga
 4 years ago '09        #18
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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Yeah, this was the right thing to do. While unpopular amongst most fans it was still a poor lack of judgment by the writer and needed punishment
 4 years ago '11        #19
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Michael Kim @MKimESPNAmerica Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
There are thousands of fine, outstanding people at ESPN who I am proud to call colleagues, including Max Bretos.
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Dude above is an espnews anchor. Dude probably didn't realize what he said.


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BigAssTree 1 heat pts
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 SmooveDude said:
if the knicks wouldnt of gone thru that terrible losing streak n*gga wouldnt even of got the look...he average atleast 7 TO's per game and his FT's are suspect

please dont make it seem like you knew this n*gga was gon have a cold 2 weeksbut yea this is why you love boxden...go sitdown somewhere n*gga
Look here, NOBODY saw this coming. But to say a player will be out of the league in 2 years MAX with no solid backing is just plain stupid because dude is balling. And why are people bringing up AVERAGES at this point of his career? Dude has started 7 games, the averages will definitely be inflated, or are you too bird-brained to understand that?

Turnovers just come with the territory when you're just starting to get the insane amount of playing time he's currently getting and play the role of floor general; not to mention him driving to the bucket all the time. Let's not act like dude hasn't been getting double teamed off the pick, as well. Dude is a playmaker and he's gonna be out of the league in 2 years? Making stupid comments like that...YOU go sit down somewhere, LOL.
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