ESPN Cans Worker Behind Lin Headline

Network also suspends anchor who 'used inappropriate word' in question about Knick
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2012 10:39 AM CST
ESPN Cans Worker Behind Lin Headline
Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks on the court against the New Orleans Hornets at Madison Square Garden on February 17, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – ESPN is really, really, really sorry for the racist headline referring to Knicks star Jeremy Lin that briefly appeared on its mobile site, and now it has fired the employee responsible for the slip. "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," the network said, promising to do better "through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism." It probably didn't help that SNL lampooned ESPN's coverage last night. (Read more ESPN stories.)

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