>Why didn't anyone ask him about the plight of US
Probably because he (Tony) doesn't know of any. With much of his focus on other sports such as...welll...football, basketball and baseball, I don't think he is too caught up on U.S. distance running (along with other ESPN personalities). They -- the mainstream media -- focus on what is handed to them, such as drug accusations or positives or the crazy antics such as Drummond in the 100 meters.
After all, the average fan does not care much about distance running in the U.S. because we don't have any "superstars." They want to hear why Drummond did this, the Kelly White issue, what's up with Maurice Greene, etc.
Unfortunately, until someone comes along and can be a serious Olympic medal threat, I don't think the media is going to pay much attention -- or care to ask -- about distance running in the U.S.