AAJA's response to ESPN's offensive Jeremy Lin headline

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in MediaWatch

AAJA’s MediaWatch issued a letter over the weekend to ESPN about its poor editorial judgment on a headline about Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks.

Dear ESPN:

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin had a bad night Friday. Regrettably, so did ESPN. Using “a chink in the armor” to describe Lin’s poor performance was inexcusable.

We at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) find it hard to fathom how such an offensive headline appeared on your publishing platforms. The phrase was even spoken on-air.

We are glad ESPN has recognized its mistake, and we appreciate the quick apology for the transgression.

Read the entire letter.

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