JEREMY LIN RISES TO NBA STARDOM...
AFTER LEADING HIS NY KNICKS TEAM TO A SEVEN GAME WINNING STREAK, POINT GUARD JEREMY LIN HAS BEEN ON A METEORIC RISE TO STARDOM IN THE NBA.
WHEN THAT WINNING STREAK ENDED ON FRIDAY, THE CRITICS--PARTICULARLY ESPN--CAME DOWN HARD ON THE NEW STAR'S LESS THAN STELLAR PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING ESPN'S REFERENCE TO HIS PERFORMANCE AS A 'CHINK IN THE ARMOR'.
TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE MEDIA'S MISHANDLING OF RACIAL STEREOTYPING MATTERS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE OPENED ITS SHOW WITH A PARODY BASED ON THE ESPN INCIDENT.
ESPN APOLOGIZED AFTER IT RAN THE HEADLINE WITH THE RACIAL SLUR & EVENTUALLY FIRED THE EMPLOYEE WHO WROTE IT. BUT SOME SPORTS FANS QUESTION HOW COULD IT HAVE EVEN HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
This is inexcusable. On behalf of everyone at ESPN, we apologize: http://t.co/O5kFTMBM.19/02/2012 00:26:22 WIB
Headline editor at ESPN defends themselves, "I don't follow sports, I just like Medieval history references" #ChinkArmor18/02/2012 21:49:57 WIB
Viewers of Saturday Night Live commented on the popular comedy show's satire, highlighting the news media and sports media's inability to effectively eliminate racial stereotyping from their broadcasts.
I really think that SNL cold open about Jeremy Lin was brilliantly on point. Good use of comedy to address social issues.20/02/2012 05:55:19 WIB
I'm not a fan of SNL but they're skit last night on Jeremy Lin & race was a classic20/02/2012 05:59:43 WIB
The Jeremy Lin skit on SNL was pretty good. If you haven't seen it check it out20/02/2012 04:43:13 WIB
Interesting SNL skit on Jeremy Lin, spoofing how insensitive remarks about Asians are tolerated by some in the media. http://t.co/QSWNbVYy20/02/2012 04:18:24 WIB
Jeremy Lin Skit on SNL http://t.co/mVd12w7z hit the railroad tie on the head! hope peeps see commentary on Linapropriate racial comments20/02/2012 03:55:02 WIB
Do yourself a favor: Watch last night's SNL on Hulu. Timberlake & Jeremy Lin skit are unreal. You know it's true, Shakira's hips said so.20/02/2012 04:15:51 WIB
Video: SNL Skit On Jeremy Lin Is The Perfect Parody Of Media's Over-The-Top ... http://t.co/f86kF4md20/02/2012 03:17:00 WIB
Video: SNL Skit On Jeremy Lin Is The Perfect Parody Of Media's Over-The-Top ... http://t.co/WtJflcTL20/02/2012 04:35:16 WIB
The SNL Jeremy Lin skit last night was on point, really clever. http://t.co/WdvVmxuc20/02/2012 02:21:37 WIB
Here's video of SNL's awesome skit on Linsanity, plus your reading material for this Sunday afternoon. http://t.co/VENNxC5x20/02/2012 00:27:52 WIB
Everybody please watch the SNL skit about Jeremy Lin, one of the best skits in a long time19/02/2012 23:16:36 WIB
Caught the last minute of SNL skit on Jeremy Lin and "Linsensitivity". Was pretty good. Will be finding it online later for sure.19/02/2012 11:38:55 WIB
Snl's Jeremy lin skit was spot on, in a 1000 different ways20/02/2012 07:47:29 WIB
Stay LINformed: SNL skit on Jeremy Lin http://t.co/7cjb323K20/02/2012 06:54:36 WIB
Finally catching up on SNL's Jeremy Lin skit. I really want to know that ESPN's writers reaction to their borderline pun marathon. #Gold20/02/2012 06:09:19 WIB