And They Smoke Too Much, Too!

Take that, Pau Gasol

The best media response so far to what The New York Times’s Harvey Araton called “the Spanish slant-eye controversy?” No, not Bill Plaschke’s oddly jingoistic “Let the Spanish act racist in the privacy of their own little country.” It’s this gem from the Canadian National Post’s Kelly McParland:

The Chinese, who lost to the Spaniards Tuesday night, aren’t offended. In fact, they announced that in sympathy with their brother Spaniards, they were all going to eat a huge lunch and spend the afternoon sleeping.


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Justin Peters is editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review.