Follow Friday: George Zimmerman's Facing Charges, Santorum Exits the Race, Ann Romney Defends Motherhood and More

Friday, April 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, waits to speak at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University during a campaign stop on March 3, 2012 in Bowling Rick Santorum waits to speak at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University. (Mario Tama/Getty)

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week we hear more about the arrest of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, Rick Santorum's exit of the GOP presidential nomination race, Miami Marlins' Ozzie Guillen's foot-in-mouth disease, and more.

This week we're joined by Mary Elizabeth Williams, staff writer for Salonjournalist and blogger Farai Chideya, and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for The Takeaway and It's a Free Country.

Guests:

Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Mary Elizabeth Williams

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [2]

listener

"I miss Santorum already.."

Why does the left need to manufacture political caricatures to direct their intense hate and vitriol over?
Is it to distract the public from their own failures and isn't that an insult to the intelligence of their supporters?

Did they try that with Ann Romney and fail miserably? Who will be next?

Apr. 13 2012 10:13 AM
Charles

John Hockenberry: Hilary Rosen isn't 'just a pundit.' She's a regular at the White House (35 officially-recorded visits; more than Leon Panetta or General David Petraeus) and she's a contractor to the Democratic Party.

Mary Elizabeth Williams: I can tell you the kinds of murders of young black males that get ignored; we do NOT ignore the freakishly-rare indcidents of black males being shot by whites, or police or other authorities. But we -- and especially your left-wing publication, Salon.com -- do ignore the hundreds of gun murders on the South and West sides of Chicago. There is an epidemic of gun mayhem now occurring in Obama's hometown of Chicago and the vast majority of it is being caused by young black males. And as a test for you, please compare the number of words that Salon has devoted to Tayvon Martin, as opposed to the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago.

Apr. 13 2012 09:02 AM

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