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Postby KingGhidra » Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:28 am

I'm sure lots of the readers on this website enjoy TMQ and many of the other page 2 authors. He was fired for comments he made about Disney, Michael Eisner and Jews in a review he wrote for Kill Bill. The review was in no way affiliated with ESPN.

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Postby The_Dude » Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:39 am

I guess it sort of sucks to lose your job for woefully misunderstanding a movie...
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Postby deftdelivery » Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:44 am

ouch.
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Postby foreverabearsfan » Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:46 am

man. no more TMQ!!! i loved that column. so NFL but still so offbeat.
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Postby greatgretzky » Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:01 pm

that is garbage, considering that he is heavily involved in writing about religion and theology and goes to an interfaith place of worship. He explained his comments, and to me they seemed reasonable, meaning that jews or christians or whomever shouldn'y be profiting from woefulyl violent movies, as it runs counter to the point of the faith. (his words, not mine). i think he either misunderstood the movie ro was right on. The point here is that he is a brookings scholar and in all honesty, probably smarter than 95 percent of the poeple in the disney empire, especailly ont he matters of theology and politics. but i guess int he wake of rush...
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Postby TheGZA » Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:01 pm

that's a shame, he wrote a very entertaining column....espn is certainly not hesitating to show people the door at the first sign of potential "controversy" (term used loosely).
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:05 pm

TMQ is a great column. I'll miss that guy.
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Postby Paladyr » Sun Oct 19, 2003 9:09 pm

People are too frickin sensitive. Obviously he didn't mean any harm to jewish people.... human's make mistakes, why are people in the public eye expected to be perfect???
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Postby fntsyrookie » Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:13 am

This plain and simple sucks big time. That column was awesome to read.
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Postby Nacho » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:46 pm

He used to publish TMQ on Slate, I am sure he'll continue publishing it somewhere. He is senior editor of The New Republic, and contributing editor on most everyother magazine...
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