The porny email controversy continued this week, as did Jahlil Okafor’s troubles, but at least the Sixers’ losing streak ended. Billy Penn recaps these stories and other top stories from the week in news and combines them with music as part of the #BillyPennPlaylist.
“Chasing Pavements,” Adele
Should Kathleen Kane give up, or just keep on chasing ways to exact revenge on her enemies? She’s clearly opted for the latter, announcing Wednesday she’s hired special prosecutors to sift through even more porny emails at the cost of about $2 million. It’s not exactly clear how she’ll pay for it.
“Pitchin’ Pennies,” Common
Know those assurances that the pope visit wouldn’t cost the city of Philadelphia anything? It didn’t exactly work out that way. Taxpayers are going to have foot $8 million for the pope.
“Dare You to Move,” Switchfoot
Seth Williams made some type of response to all the pressure regarding his three porny prosecutors. He moved them within his office in what is supposed to be taken as a demotion for all three of them.
“Victory,” Puff Daddy feat. Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes
First win of the season for the #LOLSixers! It happened on Tuesday night against Kobe, who at least proved that he still loves the Eagles.
“Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Jim Kenney took his mayor-elect status to the next level by holding five town halls this week where people could come and chat about whatever they wanted with regards to his administration.
“Save the Best for Last,” Vanessa Williams
But don’t be so fast, Kenney. Mayor Michael Nutter has only a month left before his tenure ends, and he and his staff have been spending this week taking advantage of the lame duck status by getting a little salty.
Case in point: His communications aide Desiree Peterkin-Bell’s response to the Kenney camp’s slam of her skills.
“I’ll Be There for You,” The Rembrandts
Donald Trump called on someone you would never expect for help with attracting black voters: Philly’s own Milton Street. Trump said of Street that he is a highly respected “great man.”
“Triple Trouble,” Beastie Boys
It’s been a long, long week for Jahlil Okafor, from the fight to the news of him having a gun pulled on his head to the news of him speeding to the news of him trying to us a fake I.D. at Misconduct to the release of a second video of the fight. And it all led to Okafor getting suspended for two games and having this hilarious hashtag created.