In the Headlines: A roundup of stories and columns on the Kelly Tilghman 'lynch' controversy

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The Golf Channel's release regarding Kelly Tilghman's suspension
"The GOLF CHANNEL regrets the poorly chosen remarks made by Kelly Tilghman on a recent broadcast and, again, extends our apologies to anyone who was offended.

There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this." More ...

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The L Word by Cameron Morfit
GOLF.com
"Through his agent, Tiger Woods said he took no offense to Kelly Tilghman's on-air gaffe, but even the planet's most powerful athlete doesn't hold the patent on taking offense." More ...

When an Apology Is Not Enough by Richard Sandomir
The New York Times
"Faldo's remark prompted Tilghman to glibly raise the verbal ante to a level that would make anyone shudder and wonder, What would make her say that? or, What else is in her oratorical toolbox? Sadly, her remark made her and Faldo giggle." More ...

Now is time for Tiger to fulfill father's prophecy by Scoop Jackson
ESPN.com
"Tiger Woods can speak to a generation. Just one statement. The question is: Will Tiger Woods say something now that he's the victim?" More ...

Tilghman Schooled on Silence by Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara
detnews.com
"Tilghman played college golf at Duke. She's a smart lady who said a dumb thing. It's another example of a broadcaster looking for something dramatic to say when it isn't necessary. Tilghman, the viewers and the game would have been better served if she had worthwhile information to share." More ...

Tilghman's Punishment More than Enough by Jim Carlisle
Ventura County Star
"This by all accounts was a respected person making an incredibly bad slip with no malice intended whatsoever and who has now learned a painful lesson. To prolong the incident beyond the substantial suspension already given would be as inappropriate as the original remark." More ...

Zero Tolerance on the Air by Ed Sherman
Chicago Tribune
"Trying to defend her puts any person (namely me) at risk of being insensitive to a reference that many people, not just African-Americans, find offensive. But there are a few things that need to be pointed out." More ...

Keep Tilghman's Mistake in Context by Jeff Rude
GolfWeek
"Though this is about live chat gone sour, the story has been overblown. It has raised eyebrows, heart beats, dander, race cards and the basement-thinking voices on internet discussion boards.

Worse, context has taken a beating in respected news media outlets. An excellent New York newspaper used the misquote 'lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley' out of context." More ...

Yes, this case is different by Steve Elling
CBSSports.com
"Tilghman's spent her whole career around testosterone-laden sports types and endured countless remarks and innuendo about gender. She might be the least-likely broadcaster in the country to make an intentionally derogatory, derisive remark about any under-represented group." More ...

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