Well this aught to make the suits at ESPN squirm. Check out the headline that was posted late last night (2:30 am) but was taken down only a half hour later (3:05 am), on the ESPN mobile site. Someone must’ve been gettin’ a little brewed up and thought this was funny, but you know his ass is fired this morning.
Oh this wasn’t the first time this analogy was used – check it out on LIVE TV…
SERIOUSLY? Can you REALLY be that stupid? There are MILLIONS of dumbass analogies to use when phrasing that question.
ESPN then posted an apology late last night in response to the “CHINK IN ARMOR” headline:
Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are 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.
Update: ESPN issues ANOTHER statement:
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:
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.