ESPN fires radio host who spoke favorably of seeing Sen. Ted Kennedy ‘assassinated.’

Last week, after Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Pittsburgh-based sports shock jock Mark Madden said on his radio show that he was “disappointed to hear” that Kennedy was ill because he had “always hoped Senator Kennedy would be live long enough to be assassinated.” After waiting five days and considering the situation “more throroughly from all perspectives,” ESPN fired Madden yesterday.

Watch an MSNBC report on Madden’s firing: