Great roundtable discussion last night on Kevin Ross' BlogTalkRadio show. I think you've probably never heard anything like it.
A broad range of topics covered from a variety of perspectives. Some of us like Obama, some of us don't. Some of us like McCain, some of us don't.
The primary focus was on the role of black media in covering serious politics and news. What's to be done about that? What was very interesting about the whole of the discussion was the extent to which we have opinions about the content of free speech and how various people get outraged upon hearing a different perspective. This is really central to the problem of the New Yorker magazine cover, vs the content of the article; whether citizens should make political statements using the imagery of the 9/11 attacks, whether or not TV is a viable medium for thoughtful people, and the overall media presence of blacks who are conservative and/or Republican. Everybody seems to need their own spin.