ESPN WRITER FIRED, ESPN ANCHOR MAX BRETOS SUSPSPEDED 30DAYS, ALSO ESPN MEMES
CNN) — ESPN has fired the employee responsible for writing an offensive headline about basketball sensation Jeremy Lin and suspended an anchor who used the same ethnic slur, the sports network said Sunday.
»»RANT, SCROLL DOWN TO PASS THIS: THIS WEEK IN ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY: 2 PEOPLE GET IN TROUBLE AFTER JEREMY LIN LOSES AS REFERS TO HIM AS THE ‘CHINK IN THE ARMOR’. NOW, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK THAT IS AN ACCIDENT, GUESS WHEN ESPN ALSO USED IT…..WHEN USA PLAYED IN BEJIENG, CHINA AND PICTURE THERE WAS…..YOU GUESSED IT, CHINK IN THE ARMOR. IT’S A PUN GAME GUYS. THE DAILY SHOW DOES IT ALL THE TIME, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS, THE DAILY SHOW IS A COMEDY, MAKING FUN OF THAT…..AND ESPN IS HACKY WRITERS TRYING TO MAKE AN INSIDE JOKE THINKING NOBODY WOULD CATCH IT. AND I’LL BE HONEST, IF NOT FOR THE SECOND HEADLINE, NOBODY WOULD. SO DID THAT SEEM FAIR? THE REPORTER DIDN’T GET FIRED, THE HEADLINE WRITER DID. THE THING IS, I DIDN’T WANT THE REPORTER FIRED REALLY, WE ALL KNOW HE GOOFED ON PURPOSE, BUT THERE HAD TO BE CONSEQUENCES. FOR EXAMPLE, IN BASKETBALL, IF YOU COMMIT A FLAGRANT FOUL, YOU GET A TECH AND OTHER TEAM 2 FREETHROWS. THEN BACK TO THE GAME. THIS GUY GOT A FLAGRANT AND NO TECH, NO FT’S. NOW HE HAS, AND BACK TO WATCHING THE GAME. THE WRITER OF THE HEADLINE GUY GOT INTO A FIGHT W/ THE COACH, AUTOMATICALLY FIRE, OR AT LEAST SHOULD BE»>K, BACK TO ARTICLE….
The headline read “Chink in the Armor,” referencing the New York Knicks’ 89- 85 loss Friday night to the New Orleans Hornets that ended the team’s season-high winning streak. The phrase has two meanings; one is an ethnic slur.
Bissinger: ESPN headline offensive
The ESPN headline Saturday morning was up for 35 minutes before being removed. But the damage was done.
The network apologized Saturday and said it was “engaged in a thorough review.”
It also apologized for a question ESPN anchor Max Bretos asked Wednesday night: “If there is a chink in the armor, where can Lin improve his game?”
The network said Sunday that a third reference was made on ESPN Radio New York on Friday. “The incidents were separate and different,” ESPN said in a statement Sunday. “We have engaged in a thorough review of all three.”
ESPN said the writer of the headline that appeared on the network’s mobile website has been dismissed. Bretos has been suspended for 30 days.
The radio commentator was not an ESPN employee.
“We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin,” ESPN said. “His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN.
»>GREAT PRIDE TO JUST ASIAN AMERICANS? NOT AMERICANS OVERALL? OR DLEAGUE? JK, I’LL TAKE IT LOL
“Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future,” ESPN said.
BELOW ARE SOME OF MY MEMES I CREATED YESTERDAY LOL: