Follow Friday: Facebook IPO, Trayvon Martin, Violence Against Women Act

Friday, May 18, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week's panel includes Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, Jeff Yang, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. They'll cover Facebook’s step into public life, developments in the Senate and House showdown over the Violence Against Women Act, and new developments in the death of Trayvon Martin.


Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Jeff Yang

Produced by:

Marc Kilstein

Comments [2]


Farai Chideya had the temerity to insult my intelligence by claiming that the "issue" of Rev, Jeremiah Wright as a political liability for Barack Obama was essentially a racial issue. She hesitated, then replied in the negative when challenged about whether a "white" Rev. Wright would nevertheless be toxic to the Obama campaign.

Farai, two words: Bill Ayers.

Thank you, Ron Christie, for forcefully pushing back today.

May. 18 2012 04:19 PM

Isn't the accusation of a Presidential campaign offering an alleged bribe in 2008 a serious allegation and deserves a serious investigation by serious journalists? A prank in the 1960's and a pet dog in the 1980's seemed to be considered fair game and worthy of discussion by the media. It seems the rules of this game are being set by Obama and his supporters.

"Super PACS do the dirty deed" and in the past like now we have a billion dollar supposedly unbiased media that doesn't place their large thumb on the scales of an election? Once again, who determines the rules of fairness?
The political make up of this discussion panel is a good example. Two against one? Three against one?

May. 18 2012 10:43 AM

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