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Tuesday Morning Qb Writer And Notorius Skins Basher Fired By Espn


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From the NY Daily News. This is a guy who wouldn't refer to the Redskins by name is his weekly column because he thought the name was racist.

New Republic scribe Gregg Easterbrook has joined Rush Limbaugh in an exclusive, if not sought-after, club. He became the second head to roll at ESPN after making racially insensitive comments.

Easterbrook was accused of anti-Semitism over remarks he made in a review of Quentin Tarantino's latest Miramax film, "Kill Bill." In his blog on the New Republic Web site, Easterbrook said that "Jewish executives" like Miramax's Harvey Weinstein and Disney CEO Michael Eisner "worship money above all else." Disney owns both Miramax and ESPN, for whose Web site Easterbrook wrote a football column, "Tuesday Morning Quarterback."

In a statement about the firing yesterday, ESPN called Easterbrook's remarks "highly offensive and intolerable."

A rep for the network said that the decision was made in-house, and not on Eisner's instructions.

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