The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 April 2004

Backing off

Rene Gonzalez, the UMass graduate student who belittled the memory of fallen US soldier Pat Tillman, arousing all manner of backlash in blogdom — "It takes a special kind of selfishness to have his mentality," said Michele — is apparently recanting: he has reportedly sent an apology to Tillman's family "for all the pain that my article has brought them."

Jack Wilson, president of the University of Massachusetts, had characterized Gonzalez' article as a "disgusting, arrogant and intellectually immature attack on a human being who died in service to his country."

Posted at 7:51 AM to Political Science Fiction


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» Soy-crow pie from Twisted Spinster
Note to Rene Gonzalez: "I'm sorry you were offended" is not an apology. I'd have a modicum -- very small, but it would have been there -- of respect for him if he'd stuck to his position, instead of hiding it behind the skirts of PC catchphrases. ......[read more]

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(Below is email info for Rene Gonzalez, published on UMass website - Gonzalez has a history of outgrageous comments while at UMass) - Gonzalez also protested against the Patriot Act last December. He compared the United States to Nazi Germany and Pre......[read more]

I wouldn't put a lot of stock in that (or any) apology.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 10:10 AM on 30 April 2004

The guy has a future in blogging: spout off in haste, repent at leisure.

Hey, it works for me. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:43 AM on 30 April 2004

Liberals don't know how to apologize.

Posted by: Ron D' at 7:50 PM on 6 May 2004

It might be helpful to post Renee's campus address on the web so people can find him/her.

Posted by: Shelly at 7:54 PM on 6 May 2004