Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere.
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) The world reacts to the death of Nelson Mandela who died at the age of 95. How should the former South African leader be remembered? Is the media getting it right in calling him a “Champion of Freedom?”
2) Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be not be charged with sexual assault of a student after an investigation. At a press conference, State Attorney Willie Meggs laughed at questions from reporters and joked about not knowing when the Heisman Trophy presentation is. This is a press conference about sexual assault and Meggs is joking when this is no laughing matter.
3) MSNBC’s host Chris Matthews conducted a sit down interview with President Obama on his show “Hardball” and asked only one challenging question the whole time. That is more like whiffe ball, Chris.
4) Rev Al Sharpton is teaming up with Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons to launch a effort to stop the “Knockout Game.” Also, former New Orleans Mayor and National Urban League President Marc Morial plus Jewish leader Rabbi Marc Schneier has joined Sharpton.
1) Chris Holton, Ringside All-Star and Vice President for the Center of Security Policy, www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org
2) Former Louisiana Representative, 1st district, Bob Livingston, who is a member of the Louisiana chapter of the Fix The Debt Campaign, www.fixthedebt.org.