Sunday, August 09, 2009

Radio Show Probes Christie Success

In an interesting bit of timing, a re-run of a "This American Life" episode ran this weekend.

Titled "The Arms Trader," it was about Hemant Lakhani's alleged attempt to sell a shoulder-fired missile to anti-American forces and U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie's successful prosecution in the case. Here is a link to the program, which first ran in July 2005.

The question of entrapment is discussed and whether Lakhani was no more than a clueless dupe. Christie comes off a bit defensive as he responds. Click here for a press release on Lakhani's eventual sentencing.

The TAL episode is worth a listen.

I like the program so much that every week I listen online at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. It would probably be easier just to download it, an option that is always available.

Host Ira Glass noted this weekend that Christie is now a New Jersey gubernatorial candidate, which I suppose makes a re-run timely. Whether it is a liberal radio thumb of the nose to Christie is up to the listener.



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