Follow Friday: Secret Service's Public Scandal, Death of a Radio Icon, War on Moms

Friday, April 20, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week we hear more about the Secret Service’s risqué public scandal in Colombia, the death of radio icon Dick Clark, the so-called war on mothers that swept the mideast, Mitt Romney’s possible veep options, and more.

This week we're joined by Jeff Yang, who writes the Tao Jones column for Wall Street Journal and blogs for WNYC’s It's a Free Countryjournalist 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 Jeff Yang

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Charles

So the month of May, 2012 ended, without a single story on Elizabeth Warren's dubious and controversial claim of Cherokee heritage in connection with her law school employment.

The story, meanwhile, has not merely gotten near-daily play in conservative news sites; it has been the subject of a story, and then a notable retraction, in the Boston Globe, follow-up reporting in the Globe and the Boston Herald, mentions in the New York Times, and on MSNBC and in The New Yorker.

I give "The Takeaway" the honorary Pow Wow Chow Trophy, for being the national news program that has most successfully buried the Elizabeth Warren story. You are 100% fail on this one.

Jun. 01 2012 10:33 AM

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