I've always assumed the Eagle shill to be Eskin ... true or false? What was the "self-serving scuttlebutt" referred to?
The Banner Plan, which granted MFN (Most Favored Nation) to one key beat writer in an attempt at message control, blew up spectacularly this year when Joe left town, but continued feeding self-serving scuttlebutt to his old contact.

In his presser, Lurie seemed spectacularly displeased about that craven display of disloyalty those stories represented -- and really, the outcome where your divorce is only the second most contentious split of the year is truly mind-boggling -- but the most important point here isn't "Joe Banner is self-evidently a jerk no matter how many poor kids he helps."
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