Friday Follow: New Hampshire Primary, Gingrich Attack Ads, and 'The Obamas' book

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mitt Romney greets supporters after addressing a primary night victory rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/Getty)

Mitt Romney's win in the New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich's ad campaign attacking Romney's past in private equity, a new book about Michelle Obama's role as first lady were — for better or worse — the stories that dominated the headlines for the last week. The Takeaway has assembled a panel of analysts to rundown, dissect, and wrap-up all the major stories of the week.

This week's panel includes Jeff Yang who writes the Tao Jones column for the Wall Street Journal and blogs for our co-producer WNYC's It's a Free CountryFarai Chideya is a journalist and blogger at and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush.


Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Jeffrey Yang

Comments [1]


Regardless to what sycophantic levels the media willing and joyfully reduces itself in partisan service to this President it is still not enough and they even abandon their colleagues who dare to commit a small act of journalism which displeases this administration.
Does this encourage a disturbing chilling effect in politics and the media and what ever happened to speaking truth to power?
The President's political opposition and their families by contrast can be trashed with no limits for decency and deliberate maliciousness is encouraged.
The media should take a step back in this election year and see what is becoming of it but of course they will do nothing of the kind.

Jan. 13 2012 10:27 AM

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