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Old 02-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #31
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How does this address what I asked at all? Did you even read the whole thing? Or did you just glance at it and read "why can black people make fun of whites, but not the other way around?"? Because that's what you responded to
Sorry no, I obviously did not.

Why a comedian vs a sports writer? A better question.
People expect comedians to be not always politically correct.

A sports writer, does not get that same allowance, or should they. imo.
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'slap the ish' out of that guy
This is racist how? Doesnt it mean slap the shit?
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Sorry no, I obviously did not.

Why a comedian vs a sports writer? A better question.
People expect comedians to be not always politically correct.

A sports writer, does not get that same allowance, or should they. imo.
Fair.
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I'm more offended that the guy fancies himself a stand up comedian with weak shit like that
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How does that make it from a copy editor to an editor and still get published?
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my guess is they all thought it was funny, or thought their readers would find it funny, and tried to see if they could get away with it.

which makes them idiots.
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This is racist how? Doesnt it mean slap the shit?

The real problem with Roland Martin and CNN - ComPost - The Washington Post


it was an anti-gay tweet,

again a stupid remark, that if it stayed in the room with his bros, no one would care.

But as a high-profile tweeter, working for CNN, he did this to himself.
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my guess is they all thought it was funny, or thought their readers would find it funny, and tried to see if they could get away with it.

which makes them idiots.
I have to agree with that. I assume even an app or the web site, whatever it was, has at least one editor. Worth the free publicity for ESPN? Are they really at that point? I think that might also beg the question- would they think it was funny and/or the readers would if it was a racist comment about an African American athlete? I was taught when I was a kid that chink was not an acceptable word.

Jeremy Lin apparently said he was not offended and didn't think there was any malicious intent. Classy for him to say, and other athletes have done the same when similar comments have been said about them by writers or commentators.
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So you guys all assume Federico was lying?

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When the headline writer issued his apology, he said the double entendre was completely unintentional and that he was horrified once it dawned on him (it was taken down 30 minutes later), but that he also understood why ESPN fired him.
Seems plausible to me. With web publishing it's often the case that the final (and quite likely the only) proofreader is the same person writing the headline and publishing the article.
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I heard on the radio the other day that he was subjected to racist and offensive taunts while he was at Harvard.

From a Time Magazine article from 2009.

Some people still can't look past his ethnicity. Everywhere he plays, Lin is the target of cruel taunts. "It's everything you can imagine," he says. "Racial slurs, racial jokes, all having to do with being Asian." Even at the Ivy League gyms? "I've heard it at most of the Ivies if not all of them," he says. Lin is reluctant to mention the specific nature of such insults, but according to Harvard teammate Oliver McNally, another Ivy League player called him a C word that rhymes with ink during a game last season. On Dec. 23, during Harvard's 86-70 loss to Georgetown in Washington, McNally says, one spectator yelled "Sweet-and-sour pork!" from the stands.

Read more: Jeremy Lin: Asian Basketball Star Faces Racial Slurs - TIME
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Seems plausible to me. With web publishing it's often the case that the final (and quite likely the only) proofreader is the same person writing the headline and publishing the article.
No I don't assume at all that he was lying. I figured that might be the case with something like an app, that there might not be another proofreader. Reading his apology I do feel badly for him and he does seem completely sincere. But I just don't see how you could write something like that and not realize it practically right away. Maybe his age, and he (hopefully) does not use that word in everyday life in a negative type of context. He said he has used the phrase chink in the armor in numerous articles, but again..it is Jeremy Lin.
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So you guys all assume Federico was lying?



Seems plausible to me. With web publishing it's often the case that the final (and quite likely the only) proofreader is the same person writing the headline and publishing the article.
Jeremy Lin says ESPN’s offensive references were unintentional - The Early Lead - The Washington Post

this article says this

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Anthony Federico, the 28-year-old fired editor who wrote the headline, told the New York Daily News, “This had nothing to do with me being cute or punny. I’m so sorry that I offended people. I’m so sorry if I offended Jeremy.”

Federico, who said he has used the phrase “at least 100 times in headlines,” wrote the headline at about 2:30 a.m., as his shift was ending. Federico called Lin one of his heroes, on the court and for his religious faith.

“My faith is my life,” he said. “I’d love to tell Jeremy what happened and explain that this was an honest mistake.”

if he has used 'chink in the armor" 100s of times in headlines, that would take a lot of heat off on him.
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The real problem with Roland Martin and CNN - ComPost - The Washington Post

it was an anti-gay tweet,

again a stupid remark, that if it stayed in the room with his bros, no one would care.

But as a high-profile tweeter, working for CNN, he did this to himself.
Oh ok. I hadn't read about that. What an idiot. He also looks like he's about to burst in that photo
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if he has used 'chink in the armor" 100s of times in headlines, that would take a lot of heat off on him.
Yes, and they could look that up. But he also said this

"Federico, 28, said he understands why he was axed. "ESPN did what they had to do," he said."

It's like you said before, it's public not private.

ESPN basically had to do something, they could have suspended him as opposed to firing him. The anchor also used the phrase and his wife is Asian, I guess the anchor got suspended? Can't remember at this point.
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"Hundreds of times" is almost certainly an exaggeration, but it is true that "chink in the armor" (like "Achilles heel," "weak link" etc.) is frequently used in sports writing because the concept conveyed is relevant to team sports. As I said earlier, I can certainly understand ESPN firing him, since if you're paying someone to proof and write headlines for your publication, then naturally you expect him to show reliable judgment, and his failure to catch that one was a red flag. I'm willing to believe his mistake was innocent though.
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