The Political Gabfest for May 7, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for May 7, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for May 7, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
May 7 2010 11:56 AM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the New York City bombing attempt, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the media echo chamber.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

The New York Times piece by David Brooks.
The Slate piece by Daniel Gross on social license.
David chatters about Animal Review, a blog that rates animals.
Emily chatters about the upcoming season of Friday Night Lights.
John chatters about tough primary races for Arlen Specter and Bob Bennett.
Tickets to the live Philly Gabfest and preshow cocktail party are available here.
Information about David Plotz and Hanna Rosin's May 18 event at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue is available here.

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Posted on May 7 by Gail Sullivan at 11:55 a.m.

Slate Senior Editor Emily Bazelon, Chief Political Correspondent John Dickerson, and Editor David Plotz host the Gabfest weekly.