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2012-02-19 02:58:35 PM  
FTA: Anchor Max Bretos was suspended for 30 days for an incident Wednesday when he asked Knicks legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier on air about Lin.

"If there is a chink in the armor, where can he improve his game?" Bretos asked.


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2012-02-19 04:45:00 PM  
and then he goes and beats the defending champs. Lin, not the writer.
 
2012-02-19 06:13:40 PM  
Conan's take on it:

Link (new window)

SNL's tale on it:

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-19 06:23:06 PM  
Glad they nipped that in the bud. Didn't like the slant it was taking. It's a slippery slope when you choose the wong words.
 
2012-02-19 06:26:36 PM  

The_Sponge: Conan's take on it:

Link (new window)

SNL's tale on it:

Link (new window)


Conan was good. SNL nailed it.
 
2012-02-19 06:30:16 PM  
that SNL skit was great. jackie robinson taught us tolerance, then the guy bangs a gong.
 
2012-02-19 07:25:34 PM  
So, just to ask... is the phrase "Chink in the armor" basically a non-starter now, for anyone? I mean, if you have to sit and think about "Oh wait, I'm talking about an Asian-american, they might think I am disparaging them instead of the original definition of chink", then, I guess we just need to scrap it.

The guy writing the headline should have known better, since he had time to sit and write it.... the interview guy I think just had the phrase come to mind in the flow of the conversation... I mean, it is a legitimate phrase to use when someone has a flaw.
 
2012-02-19 07:28:06 PM  
didn't see anything wong with that.
 
2012-02-19 08:05:46 PM  
How nubianrdly.
 
2012-02-19 08:06:24 PM  
Lol. I knew it.

How n-wordly.
 
2012-02-19 08:06:47 PM  
 
2012-02-19 08:07:38 PM  
I'll admit it, I laughed at "chink in the armor".
 
2012-02-19 08:14:39 PM  
They also hate the jews and the negro.
 
2012-02-19 08:16:17 PM  
Link (new window)
 
2012-02-19 08:17:11 PM  
I got linked to right after it was posted and nearly did a spit-take as I started laughing. I didn't think it was real, I just thought it was a hilariously inappropriate joke. It was the perfect combination of racist, yet accurate wording for the title of an article.
 
2012-02-19 08:17:32 PM  

dletter: So, just to ask... is the phrase "Chink in the armor" basically a non-starter now, for anyone? I mean, if you have to sit and think about "Oh wait, I'm talking about an Asian-american, they might think I am disparaging them instead of the original definition of chink", then, I guess we just need to scrap it.

The guy writing the headline should have known better, since he had time to sit and write it.... the interview guy I think just had the phrase come to mind in the flow of the conversation... I mean, it is a legitimate phrase to use when someone has a flaw.


If your paid profession is to get on live television and talk about things, you should be self aware enough to filter stupid shiat. It is a fairly farking easy job so I don't exactly feel a whole lot of sympathy if they can't even manage to get that right.
 
2012-02-19 08:22:55 PM  
Since ESPN did nothing to Max Bretos until after the furor over the headline writer's gaff two nights later, the fired writer actually has a case against ESPN when he sues them for wrongful termination. The headline writer can claim he assumed that headline was kosher based on the non-action by ESPN on Bretos.
 
2012-02-19 08:23:08 PM  
I never would have noticed that without someone saying anything. I can't even remember the last time I heard the word 'chink' used like that.
 
2012-02-19 08:27:14 PM  
Scrubs episode My TCM. Watch it.
 
2012-02-19 08:32:20 PM  
The SNL skit was freaking hilarious.
 
2012-02-19 08:32:52 PM  
This is all a bunch of gobbledygook. While I agree that the sports media, like the media in general, is liberally slanted, the 'racist' stuff is just people overreacting to a jape. If they start banning racial speech, whats to keep them from banning all speech? Its a slippery slope and I demand that these libs yelling about this zip it right now. Just shut that zipper. Head back from lalaland to the world of common sense and next time just take it on the chin. Kill this racist noise. Impeach Obanana.
 
2012-02-19 08:38:41 PM  

lilplatinum: dletter: So, just to ask... is the phrase "Chink in the armor" basically a non-starter now, for anyone? I mean, if you have to sit and think about "Oh wait, I'm talking about an Asian-american, they might think I am disparaging them instead of the original definition of chink", then, I guess we just need to scrap it.

The guy writing the headline should have known better, since he had time to sit and write it.... the interview guy I think just had the phrase come to mind in the flow of the conversation... I mean, it is a legitimate phrase to use when someone has a flaw.

If your paid profession is to get on live television and talk about things, you should be self aware enough to filter stupid shiat. It is a fairly farking easy job so I don't exactly feel a whole lot of sympathy if they can't even manage to get that right.


I know you've used at least one of these words without racist intent- "Hooligans", "Vandals" "Gyp" and "Picnic". Every one of those is a racist term. But I bet you didn't know that, so give the writer the same benefit of the doubt.
 
2012-02-19 08:41:48 PM  
And before you start shouting Snopes, the blacks see it as racist anyway

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-19 08:42:23 PM  
http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/question/jan04.htm
 
2012-02-19 08:44:34 PM  

hbk72777: lilplatinum: dletter: So, just to ask... is the phrase "Chink in the armor" basically a non-starter now, for anyone? I mean, if you have to sit and think about "Oh wait, I'm talking about an Asian-american, they might think I am disparaging them instead of the original definition of chink", then, I guess we just need to scrap it.

The guy writing the headline should have known better, since he had time to sit and write it.... the interview guy I think just had the phrase come to mind in the flow of the conversation... I mean, it is a legitimate phrase to use when someone has a flaw.

If your paid profession is to get on live television and talk about things, you should be self aware enough to filter stupid shiat. It is a fairly farking easy job so I don't exactly feel a whole lot of sympathy if they can't even manage to get that right.

I know you've used at least one of these words without racist intent- "Hooligans", "Vandals" "Gyp" and "Picnic". Every one of those is a racist term. But I bet you didn't know that, so give the writer the same benefit of the doubt.


Nah, it was blatantly obvious what joke the headline writer was going for. Off with his head. Then take him to Detroit.
 
2012-02-19 08:45:42 PM  

Grunt2006: Since ESPN did nothing to Max Bretos until after the furor over the headline writer's gaff two nights later, the fired writer actually has a case against ESPN when he sues them for wrongful termination. The headline writer can claim he assumed that headline was kosher based on the non-action by ESPN on Bretos.


Really? Unless he had an employment contract you can typically fire anyone at anytime assuming your not violating any EEO laws.
 
2012-02-19 08:45:59 PM  

StopArrestingMe: This is all a bunch of gobbledygook. While I agree that the sports media, like the media in general, is liberally slanted, the 'racist' stuff is just people overreacting to a jape. If they start banning racial speech, whats to keep them from banning all speech? Its a slippery slope and I demand that these libs yelling about this zip it right now. Just shut that zipper. Head back from lalaland to the world of common sense and next time just take it on the chin. Kill this racist noise. Impeach Obanana.


I'm sure I missed one...
 
2012-02-19 08:50:10 PM  

Grunt2006: Since ESPN did nothing to Max Bretos until after the furor over the headline writer's gaff two nights later, the fired writer actually has a case against ESPN when he sues them for wrongful termination. The headline writer can claim he assumed that headline was kosher based on the non-action by ESPN on Bretos.


Do you think the fired headline writers attorney can jew them down to just a suspension?
 
2012-02-19 08:57:01 PM  

Gonz: StopArrestingMe: This is all a bunch of gobbledygook. While I agree that the sports media, like the media in general, is liberally slanted, the 'racist' stuff is just people overreacting to a jape. If they start banning racial speech, whats to keep them from banning all speech? Its a slippery slope and I demand that these libs yelling about this zip it right now. Just shut that zipper. Head back from lalaland to the world of common sense and next time just take it on the chin. Kill this racist noise. Impeach Obanana.

I'm sure I missed one...


There, at least. I hadn't seen StopArrestingMe in a long time, actually. I missed him.
 
2012-02-19 08:59:59 PM  
-1, Bretos. Did not RoR.
 
2012-02-19 09:12:05 PM  
Well, what did ESPN expect when they hired a writer with this tattoo?

www.bolgernow.com
 
2012-02-19 09:24:05 PM  

RocketRod: Glad they nipped that in the bud. Didn't like the slant it was taking. It's a slippery slope when you choose the wong words.


ESPN is always full of punny, unfunny headlines. Why is this such a big deal? It's not blatantly racist like Imus.
 
2012-02-19 09:27:26 PM  
Never thought I'd see a "Dog Bites Man" reference come to life.
 
2012-02-19 09:40:35 PM  
"Let's go shoot some chink."

\obscure?
 
2012-02-19 09:41:01 PM  
That's lacist.
 
2012-02-19 09:51:15 PM  

Captain Steroid: The_Sponge: Conan's take on it:

Link (new window)

SNL's tale on it:

Link (new window)

Conan was good. SNL nailed it.


wait, conan's bit was good? how? all it did was uncomfortably point out existing stereotypes. dont get me wrong, i like conan, and dont doubt his intent at making a joke, but it wasnt exactly creative or clever. heck, some posters here are more witty at posting ethnic slurs as common speech.

i agree though, snl nailed perfectly how people tiptoe around any offense towards blacks while completely disregarding any possible insensitivity towards other minorities.

/ whats a zipper? never heard that one before
 
2012-02-19 09:57:08 PM  

To all the people who said the Knicks and Lin could not beat the World Champion Dallas Maverick...


dennisjudd.com

 
2012-02-19 10:06:57 PM  
Just curious ... On a scale of 1 to 10, how well-known is "chink" as a racist term for an Asian-American? Like, would an 8 year old know what it means? Also on a scale of 1 to 10, how racist is it, exactly?

What are some other words we can no longer use because they might be remotely considered racist? Butter? Zipper?

Finally, it might be in our best interests to start being more sensitive to our future Chinese overlords. One day, they're gonna want their money back, and we'll have no choice but to give them California.
 
2012-02-19 10:12:07 PM  

hbk72777: lilplatinum: dletter: So, just to ask... is the phrase "Chink in the armor" basically a non-starter now, for anyone? I mean, if you have to sit and think about "Oh wait, I'm talking about an Asian-american, they might think I am disparaging them instead of the original definition of chink", then, I guess we just need to scrap it.

The guy writing the headline should have known better, since he had time to sit and write it.... the interview guy I think just had the phrase come to mind in the flow of the conversation... I mean, it is a legitimate phrase to use when someone has a flaw.

If your paid profession is to get on live television and talk about things, you should be self aware enough to filter stupid shiat. It is a fairly farking easy job so I don't exactly feel a whole lot of sympathy if they can't even manage to get that right.

I know you've used at least one of these words without racist intent- "Hooligans", "Vandals" "Gyp" and "Picnic". Every one of those is a racist term. But I bet you didn't know that, so give the writer the same benefit of the doubt.


Am I a professional sportscaster? No, then I don't really have the stame standard of care when it comes to not saying offensive shiat since the only repercussion I might face is someone thinking I'm a dick.

Also, those words have racist meanings which are more or less no longer common place, whereas Chink certainly is..
 
2012-02-19 10:14:17 PM  

lajotu: Just curious ... On a scale of 1 to 10, how well-known is "chink" as a racist term for an Asian-American? Like, would an 8 year old know what it means? Also on a scale of 1 to 10, how racist is it, exactly?

What are some other words we can no longer use because they might be remotely considered racist? Butter? Zipper?


The frequency and stupidity of some posts I read about how this is some kind of case of Political Corectness run amok and not just idiocy on the part of an employee who should have been smarter and is now, rightfully, unemployed is shocking.
 
2012-02-19 10:17:40 PM  

hbk72777: I know you've used at least one of these words without racist intent- "Hooligans", "Vandals" "Gyp" and "Picnic". Every one of those is a racist term. But I bet you didn't know that, so give the writer the same benefit of the doubt.


Barbarians. Marion Barber, tsk tsk.

Also, what's up with that crazy Peter Pan movie?? C'mon Disney - Peter Pan but no Song of the South??
 
2012-02-19 10:22:07 PM  

lilplatinum: The frequency and stupidity of some posts I read about how this is some kind of case of Political Corectness run amok and not just idiocy on the part of an employee who should have been smarter and is now, rightfully, unemployed is shocking.


Seriously? Because I haven't heard the word "chink" used in a derogatory term since high school, like 30 years ago. But I hear "chink in the armor" all. the. time. ESPECIALLY in the context of sports. I can say, "Shaquille O'neal's inability to make a free throw was a major chink in his armor," and no one bats an eye. But I can't say, "Jeremy Lin's propensity to turn the ball over is a major chink in his armor"? Give me a break.
 
2012-02-19 10:24:04 PM  

Really I'm Black: / whats a zipper? never heard that one before


Imagine if you'd never heard it before, but somehow managed to utter the words "zipper" and "Jeremy Lin" in the same context. OOPS!!!
 
2012-02-19 10:24:52 PM  

lajotu: Seriously? Because I haven't heard the word "chink" used in a derogatory term since high school, like 30 years ago. But I hear "chink in the armor" all. the. time. ESPECIALLY in the context of sports. I can say, "Shaquille O'neal's inability to make a free throw was a major chink in his armor," and no one bats an eye. But I can't say, "Jeremy Lin's propensity to turn the ball over is a major chink in his armor"? Give me a break.


I find it hard to believe you haven't heard the word Chink in 30 years, and it is hardly a farking obscure word. It doesn't matter if you think it is unfair that your precious vocabulary (and the righteous indignation of people who act like they are being set upon is always amusing) is limited but if you are a professional sports caster covering an Asian athlete common farking sense dictates you avoid the word. It is your job to be a professional journalist, you are supposed to show some discretion and you farked up.
 
2012-02-19 10:28:02 PM  

lilplatinum: I find it hard to believe you haven't heard the word Chink in 30 years, and it is hardly a farking obscure word. It doesn't matter if you think it is unfair that your precious vocabulary (and the righteous indignation of people who act like they are being set upon is always amusing) is limited but if you are a professional sports caster covering an Asian athlete common farking sense dictates you avoid the word. It is your job to be a professional journalist, you are supposed to show some discretion and you farked up.


I honestly don't give a fark WHAT you believe. When and where and in what context would I, or my children, be hearing this word, exactly? Can you point me to a movie? A book? A TV show?

By the way, you never answered my questions about how common a word it is, or how racist it is. I mean, no one's asking Charlie Sheen or Jerry Seinfeld to change their names, right?
 
2012-02-19 10:29:26 PM  

lilplatinum: lajotu: Seriously? Because I haven't heard the word "chink" used in a derogatory term since high school, like 30 years ago. But I hear "chink in the armor" all. the. time. ESPECIALLY in the context of sports. I can say, "Shaquille O'neal's inability to make a free throw was a major chink in his armor," and no one bats an eye. But I can't say, "Jeremy Lin's propensity to turn the ball over is a major chink in his armor"? Give me a break.

I find it hard to believe you haven't heard the word Chink in 30 years, and it is hardly a farking obscure word. It doesn't matter if you think it is unfair that your precious vocabulary (and the righteous indignation of people who act like they are being set upon is always amusing) is limited but if you are a professional sports caster covering an Asian athlete common farking sense dictates you avoid the word. It is your job to be a professional journalist, you are supposed to show some discretion and you farked up.


That's because he's not asian. I am. I hear it quite a bit.
 
2012-02-19 10:30:01 PM  
Bretos' mistake was a slip. He's married to an Asian woman. He apologized. Take the suspension, move on.

What happened on the website was just totally inappropriate and you should have known better.
 
2012-02-19 10:30:22 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Scrubs episode My TCM. Watch it.


YOU watch it. That show was terrible. Like, Wizards terrible.
 
2012-02-19 10:31:39 PM  

lajotu: I honestly don't give a fark WHAT you believe. When and where and in what context would I, or my children, be hearing this word, exactly? Can you point me to a movie? A book? A TV show?


Off the top of my head - Blazing Saddles, Tombstone, Gran Turino - all of which I've seen on television within the past year. If you are seriously trying to claim that Chink is somehow an obscure word you are either very sheltered or a very big liar...

By the way, you never answered my questions about how common a word it is, or how racist it is. I mean, no one's asking Charlie Sheen or Jerry Seinfeld to change their names, right?

I don't know how racist it is on a farking scale, as if there is such a thing to rate it. I personally don't care, I laughed my ass off when it happened. It is certainly common and racist enough, however, that a professional sportscaster should know what he is doing - which is why the dude was fired.

I don't know what your babel about people changing names is but your victim complex is getting sillier by the second.
 
2012-02-19 10:38:41 PM  

lilplatinum: I don't know what your babel about people changing names is but your victim complex is getting sillier by the second.


I asked a serious question about how common the word is, and how offensive it is, because I honestly don't know. Of COURSE I've heard the term. I've also heard the terms "butter head" (or "buddha head") but I'm fairly certain those terms aren't common place, and they don't seem all that offensive (to me). Maybe I live a sheltered life, maybe I don't hang around with a lot of racists.

You're the one getting all bent out of shape, and I'm certainly no victim.

My "babel" about people changing their names is because "Charlie" and "Jerry" are also racist terms. Or didn't you know that?
 
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