Follow Friday with Dan Damon and Farai Chideya

Friday, June 08, 2012

Our Follow Friday panel discusses the top stories of the past week, including the European debt crisis, Diamond Jubilee, White House leaks, Clinton gaffe, and the death of Ray Bradbury.

Farai Chideya is journalist and fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and Dan Damon is the host of the BBC's World Update.

Guests:

Farai Chideya and Dan Damon

Produced by:

Mythili Rao and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [3]

Charles

Farai suggested that "up until the end, there was a kind of neck-and-neck polling" between Walker and Barrett.

That's wrong.

Walker polled with a 3 to 8 percentage point lead by most polls all along. As soon as Barrett was made the 'nominee,' and they began polling likely voters, the Walker lead was consistently around 5 points.

I think that what Farai was referring to were the very few left-wing polls that showed Barrett closing to within 'the margin of error.' And which got an outsized amount of reportage on all of the lefty websites. All of which tells us more about Farai, than about Wisconsin.

My friend "listener" has it exactly right, as usual. Suddenly, "campaign funding" is a big issue. Nobody was talking about it, as long as Obama was outraising and outspending his opponent(s).

Jun. 08 2012 12:38 PM
listener

"Scott Walker...who basically went head-to-head with the unions..and..ah...um......and in the end...."
Won?

"He out raised his opponents 7 to 1.."
That figure has been severely disputed and should be checked and if the conversation was more balanced perhaps that would have been pointed out.

Why was there more applause than concern about Obama when he raised more money than John McCain in 2008 and the Obama supporters boast about raising a billion dollars this year with his endless fundraising?

The worry about "obscene" money seems to be focused on only one side. Image that from the media.

Jun. 08 2012 09:12 AM
anna from new york

Of course there is silence. International prostitutes such as Alice Walker and Chris Hedges and their masters (still Assad?, Ahmadinejad?, Turkish guy? Putin etc.) are probably busy organizing yet another Flotilla and feel for Assad (and/or his father) was so good at murdering JEWISH CHILDREN. They were silent then (actually, I heard some left? far righ? what the difference? applause), they are silent now.
Absolute and perfect bastards.
It's good that NPR has similar individuals (West and Smiley, for example). Whom do I send money?

Jun. 08 2012 09:03 AM

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