Fine article, not-so-fine tweet promoting it:
Someone at the helm of the Journal’s Twitter account was off the grid in February 2012. That was the epoch of so-called “Linsanity,” a publicity bubble surrounding the exploits of Asian-American New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. An ESPN editor was fired for using “chink in the armor” in a headline about one of Lin’s games — “Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets.”
Editors at the Wall Street Journal took action to remove the offense:
We recently removed a tweet on our Xi Jinping article because a common idiom used might be seen as a slur. No offense was intended.— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 31, 2015
We’ve asked the Journal about the situation and will update with anything we get.