Slanted News? ESPN Writer Fired Over Anti-Asian Headline
JEREMY LIN’S emergence as a basketball phenomenon has also exposed a surprising amount of racism.
After Lin and the Knicks lost to New Orleans an ESPN writer used the headline “Chink in the Armor.” He has been fired.
I guess it’s possible that this writer wrote the “Chink” headline without realizing that it could be read as an anti-Asian slur. Possible, but hard to believe.
When I read the story this morning, none of the news sources said what the racial slur actually was. My imagination went wild…
Until I found out for certain later, I was sure that the offending headline had to be one of the following:
1.) Hornets Nip Knicks
2.) Lin Leads Knicks on Downward Slope
3.) Lin and Knicks “Sucky Sucky” in Loss to Hornets.
That last one would be a headline worth losing your job over.