Follow Friday: Romney's Gay Spokesman, Newt Gingrich Drops Out

Friday, May 04, 2012

Elizabeth Warren (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Newt Gingrich pulling out of the Presidential race; Richard Grenell, the openly gay foreign policy spokesperson who resigned from Mitt Romney's campaign just days after joining it; and Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage. 

Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. And Farai Chideya is a journalist and blogger.


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Comments [2]


Indeed; the squib for this segment suggests that the plan was to discuss the fmaed Cherokee, Elizabeth Warren. She was bumped, it seems. For what? A dragged-out discussion of what wasn't a story, but rather was a mere presumption of a story; that the resignation of Richard Grenell wasn't a resignation, but instead was a forced resignation of some kind. Entirely devoid of any real reporting to give credence to such a presumption.

For the record, I see not one story on Elizabeth Warren this week, on a search of the WNYC and WGBH websites. I don't presume that my search was exhaustive or perfect; and NPR gave passing (barely) mention to the story.

But it is simply impossible to imagine an equivalent gaffe by a Republican, and not having The Takeaway turn it into a weeklong theme.

May. 04 2012 11:05 PM

Were the nationwide May Day disturbances part of the top stories this week speaking of extreme?
No time to discuss Elizabeth Warren?

May. 04 2012 10:11 AM

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