Episode 4

July 31, 2023


The Legacy of Pat Tillman

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Christian Borkey
The Legacy of Pat Tillman
Busted Business Bureau
The Legacy of Pat Tillman

Jul 31 2023 | 01:01:03


Show Notes

Amy Do and Blender Bluid join me to unpack the lengthy, complicated story of Pat Tillman. For a typically facts-dense podcast about corporate wrongdoings, this episode is decidedly more opinionated -- this isn't a single business for which we can dig up public reports, lawsuits, etc. Rather, this episode dives into the general misuse of someone's memory so that a variety of folks can milk ad revenue on Youtube and sell tee shirts. Plain and simple, I think that sucks! 

I've never been in more physical pain recording an episode nor have I taken so many L's in the leadup to it. Thanks for your patience on letting me take a week off before dropping this one! Once I get everything fixed up we should be back to a normal schedule. 

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  1. Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman, Mary Tillman, 2008
  2. Pat Tillman Awarded the Silver Star, Billy House, USA Today, 2004
  3. REMEMBER HIS NAME, Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated 2006
  4. PRO FOOTBALL; Tillman Leaves N.F.L. to Join Army, Mike Freeman, New York Times, 2002
  5. New Details on Tillman's Death, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Feb 2007
  6. After Pat’s Birthday, Kevin Tillman, Truthdig 2006
  7. TACKLING PAID PATRIOTISM: A Joint Oversight Report, John McCain and Jeff Flake 2015
  9. The NFL, The Military, and the Hijacking of Pat Tillman’s Story, Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept 2017
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse
  11. Richard Tillman on Bill Maher, clip from funeral 1:00-ish in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwsy8FEL0ls&ab_channel=DenaliMutt

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