Kevin Drum adds another chapter to the Easterbrook saga:

Try typing “Easterbrook” into their search engine. They haven’t just deleted his columns, they’ve actually written some special code to intercept the word “Easterbrook” and refuse to perform the search. You don’t get the normal “did not return any results” message, you get redirected back to their home page. (So, for example, if you were looking for this mention of actress Leslie Easterbrook, you’d never find it.)

I gotta say, regardless of what you think about Easterbrook or this particular controversy, this is positively Stalinesque. It’s one thing to fire a guy, it’s quite another to erase him from history.

No joke. This is positively unbelievable.

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  1. Kathy K says:

    That is truly creepy.

  2. Tom says:

    At 10 PM Eastern I ran a search on ESPN and it came back with results, so it looks like the power of the blogsphere has been shown…