The PC police have claimed another victim.
Gregg Easterbrook, an editor at the New Republic, wrote a review Monday of the new Quentin Tarantino movie, “Kill Bill”. In it, he expressed outrage over what may be a new low in moviemaking, a glorification of violence for its own sake that has been called by some the most violent movie ever made.
Easterbrook asked a fair question: How could Disney (through its subsidiary Miramax), a studio run by professing Jews, profit from a disgusting movie like this?
Unfortunately, his choice of words were interpreted as an attack on Jews, a revisiting of the old stereotype of the money-grubbing Jew.
Easterbrook apologized, but that didn’t matter to ESPN. He’s been relieved of his position as the “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” at ESPN.com. First Limbaugh, now Easterbrook; the powers at ESPN have proven themselves to be as spineless as Spongebob Squarepants.
It’s possible, of course, that the directive to torch Easterbrook came all the way from Michael Eisner, since Disney owns ESPN.
In any case, this affair proves that in today’s politically correct world, phony sensitivity and profits mean more than truth and morality.