I think you missed the whole point. It was not a sportscaster speaking, it was a commanding officer of the US army.
This was 1000 times worse than what Don Imus said, so I do not understand why he has not yet been fired.
And for anyone not fully informed on this story, it is not so much about what an army spokesman said, but about the fact that knowing Tillman was killed by friendly fire, the army set about covering this up and spreading a story that he died heroically under enemy fire. They even gave him a post-humous medal for bravery.
sorry about that. Its is a ignorant, prejudice thing to say. Of course, Imus had a talk show on the airwaves, this guy doesn't. Still, that general who made those comments about gays got in trouble (not fired though I don't think), so why not this guy?
He can go on about Tilman's family not believing in an afterlife and supposedly that is the real reason they are pursuing the issue, and all the while is not the least bit remorseful about the lie he would have them all perpertrate.
I agree what the greater story is here. The cover up and the making him a hero. He still is a hero IMO-Giving up a pro-football position to be a soldier, being part of the effort to fight the Talliban. It wasn't the scripted senerio put forth by the "official account' but it shouldn't diminish his service. I applaud his family for wanting to know the truth and bringing it to the public. It certainly would be easeir for them to leave the public record showing their son, brother to be a hero. I also applaud Jessica Lynch for telling the truth about what happened to her. When will the govenerment learn they can't get away with such lies. The truth will come out eventrually.