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Was just watching the broadcast of Pat Tillman's memorial service. Stateside it was apparently on ESPN News, as that's the version that was shown live on Armed Forces Network. With the continuous scrolling banner at the bottom I was able to see which high school kids were coming out for the draft and the order of finish for the NASCAR race.
At least, until 2 am (central Europe), when AFN abruptly switched it's coverage in mid-eulogy from that to the TNT pregame show for game one of the Nets-Pistons best of seven series. Sports Illustrated says it could be a "rivalry in the making".
By the way AFN Europe is the version that they get in Iraq, probably Afghanistan too. I really hope this was on one of the other AFN networks available via satellite.
I booted up the computer to post this little comment on the topic, but then found this in my inbox. Do click, it's a must see - the latest from Ted Rall. Ted's a cartoonist syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. Their officers and senior staff are listed here. Some contact info can be found here or here.
I also found a link to the infamous Rene Gonzalez piece.
I was going to write a piece about why its wrong to threaten sad little cretins like these, but it'll have to wait for an update.
Can't recall my logic just now.
Update: Andrew Sullivan:
Today's disgusting diatribe against Pat Tillman is so vile, so utterly devoid of any motive or argument but personal malice and hatred, some form of protest is surely merited. Email the vice-president for print syndication, Lee Salem, and tell him what you think of Rall's cartoon. Please, please, be civil. His email is email@example.com. He needs to hear from you.