Politics
10:30 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Noise and Notes: Questioning Shanklin and The Politics of Davis' Eyebrows

The mounting scrutiny against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, has been the chatter inside and outside of City Hall.

Facing back-to-back-to-back scandals and stinging satire, political observers have compared Shanklin's troubles to former Councilwoman Judy Green's ouster.

But supporters are whispering that the media coverage is racially biased for focusing on another African-American lawmaker while others have argued news outlets are ignoring larger spending controversies in the mayor's office.

Joining that conversation are Chickasaw Federation President Donovan Taylor and radio talk show host Brandon Lawrence.

The NBA Draft was earlier this week and the University of Kentucky's Anthony Davis was the first pick.

Beside his dominance on the court, during his freshman year Davis' eyebrows became a college basketball craze among fans.

Many people laughed when Davis moved to trademark his notable look, but as WFPL's Nothing But Net host Mark Bacon and Main Event Sports host Haven Harrington point out, college athletes are conscious that universities make millions off of them without financial compensation.

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