Friday Follow: Kim Jong-il's Funeral, New Year's Resolutions

Friday, December 30, 2011

Kim Jong-un (center R) besides the convoy carrying the body of his father and late leader Kim Jong-il at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang on December 28. (KCNA/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week North Korea held a funeral for deceased dictator Kim Jong-il, Arab League monitors arrived in Syria, Sears announced they were closing more than 100 stores after poor holiday sales figures, Republican presidential candidates campaigned heavily in Iowa, and Americans around the country crafted new year's resolutions.

This week's panel is Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin; Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at; and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for the Takeaway and WNYC's It's A Free Country.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Farai Chideya and Ron Christie

Comments [1]

I'm glad somebody finally pointed out the lack of respect being given to the Ron Paul campaign. Unfortunately I was also not surprised by the lack of respect given by the panel on the show. Anybody who knows Ron Paul would understand that Libertarian minded folks like him are going to let people have their say even if it comes out in a non-politically correct manner (i.e. racist or sexist or homophobic or whatever flavor of PC-ness that is in vogue among the liberal media). To hold the editor or publisher responsible for every word written (or spoken) by any media source is frankly irresponsible (but not unexpected given the loathing this media source has for Ron Paul.)

Libertarian values are not bad, and having an honest and consistent President who is unafraid to tell the truth (as he sees it) would be nice to see at some point in my life (of which I am approaching the half-way point.)

Dec. 30 2011 09:08 AM

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