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  • Brilliant' Ifill Cousin Scours Palin As 'Offensive to Black Women'

    02/26/2016 7:40:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Tim Graham
    Here are more signs Sarah Palin could face an uphill battle with PBS host Gwen Ifill. Professor Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School, whom Gwen Ifill has lauded as "my brilliant baby cousin," has written that black women are not buying Sarah Palin's "false claims to feminism" and is portrayed as too perfect: "when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it's offensive to black women." The Community Times, a suburban Maryland newspaper, found Professor Ifill was ardently opposed to the Alaska governor when they did an e-mail interview: "From the first...
  • PBS Ombudsman Calls Gwen Ifil "Self Inflicted Wound"

    09/03/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | By Michael Getler
    I’m the ombudsman at PBS and I don’t want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to either discredit me and my work or PBS. I had the same policy about pre-social media venues when I was the ombudsman at The Washington Post. So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesday—after it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure...
  • PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal

    09/02/2015 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Jim Hoft
    Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal Kristinn Taylor Sep 2nd, 2015 12:10 pm 2 Comments Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted an Obama administration propaganda tweet from the administration’s @TheIranDeal Twitter account that itself...
  • Trading Places: It's Time to Trim the Debate Moderators' Role

    11/02/2014 9:56:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    As this campaign season draws to an end, doubtless many will comment on what was right and what went wrong for each party. Let me beat the crowd by stating whatever the outcomes of the Congressional and state races the notion of Republicans continuing to allow Democratic operatives posing as newsmen and women to act as moderators in candidate debates is one of the most inexplicably stupid blunders of all. And yet each election it is repeated. Let this be the last time. Here are some names and incidents that should be engraved forever on the RNC steps and in...
  • All Things Considered, Public Broadcasting Should Be Abolished

    10/21/2010 10:05:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 21, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Gwen Ifill mocks Sarah Palin and cravenly cowers when called out — nothing happens. Juan Williams says something honest and accurate, and gets canned. Let's just let Soros and CAIR pay for this travesty. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Should Juan Williams Sue NPR?) National Public Radio, a taxpayer funded network with a decidedly leftward tilt, has fired longtime commentator Juan Williams.  Ed Driscoll reported on this last night, and it’s all over the blogs today.  The story arc here is that Williams said something the left and CAIR didn’t like, the left and CAIR raised a stink, and...
  • Ifill Cites Race in VP Debate/Book Controversy; Takes Digs at Palin

    01/26/2009 11:02:56 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies · 1,488+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 26, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If you were dying to know what Gwen Ifill was thinking when the controversy arose about her so-called Obama book and how that might have effected her ability to moderate the 2008 vice-presidential debate - now's your chance. Ifill, the host of PBS's "Washington Week" appeared at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24 to promote her new book, "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama." The book was a focal point of controversy last fall and questions were raised as to whether Ifill could be an impartial moderator of the vice-presidential debate,...
  • Obama's Senate seat never part of plan for Jarrett (AXELROD: Obama always wanted her in White House)

    12/12/2008 6:11:34 PM PST · by randita · 21 replies · 711+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/12/08 | Lynn Sweet
    Obama's Senate seat never part of plan for Jarrett AXELROD COMMENTS | Says Obama always wanted her in White House December 12, 2008 BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In what I can only describe as a political fantasy, Gov. Blagojevich somehow thought he could extract a Cabinet post from President-elect Barack Obama if he appointed Valerie Jarrett to replace Obama in the Senate. But the reality is Obama always wanted Jarrett, a confidante who is friends with the president-elect and his wife, Michelle, to work with him in the White House, David Axelrod said Thursday night. »...
  • Ifill's Conflict Of Interest Adds To Biased Reporting In Mainstream Media

    10/06/2008 11:23:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 538+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | October 6, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    The public should know that ethical principles are down the drain, at least for journalists. The mainstream media has already conclusively and extensively demonstrated it doesn't let the facts on Sen. Barack Obama get in the way of their reporting and now it demonstrates it has little regard for the prohibitions against conflicts of interest. Take the case of Gwen Ifill, of PBS, who moderated the vice presidential debate. She's writing a book on The Age of Obama, scheduled for release on inauguration day, but doesn't bother to relate that to the folks setting up the debate at the Commission...
  • Gwen Ifill's VP Debate Bias

    10/06/2008 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,845+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2008 | Lee Cary
    A careful reading of the questions Gwen Ifill asked during the VP debate reveals several that displayed her bias. The revelation that PBS's Gwen Ifill plans to release a book on Barack Obama on Inauguration Day raised the suspicion that her moderator role at the VP debate might be other than objective. It was. The evidence of her bias is evident in several of her questions to the candidates. Below are a few examples. The Forced-Choice Question The forced-choice question aims to force an answer from a choice of options defined by the interviewer. For example, in the early stages...
  • Joe Biden (Debate) "Americans have the stomach for success."

    10/05/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT · by time4good · 3 replies · 352+ views
    VP Debate 2008 | Today | Self
    Folks,During the debate, I had several 'scream at the TV' moments - one though, I thought was worth posting. Ifil asked Biden about Intervention. The previous and subsequent contexts revolved around Iraq. When she asked him that - he said "Americans have a stomach for success."Here's the transcript: IFILL: Senator, you have quite a record, this is the next question here, of being an interventionist. You argued for intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo, initially in Iraq and Pakistan and now in Darfur, putting U.S. troops on the ground. Boots on the ground. Is this something the American public has the...
  • Ifill: Palin ‘blew me off’ during the debate.”

    10/05/2008 2:23:13 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 155 replies · 5,199+ views
    Meet the Press via Politico ^ | 10/5/08 | Michael Calderone
    MR. BROKAW: There you go. When she said—and you asked her a question and she completely ignored it... MS. IFILL: More than ignored it. MR. BROKAW: More than ignored it and said, you know... MS. IFILL: She blew me off, I think, is the technical term. MR. BROKAW: ...”I’m just going to talk directly to the American people.” MS. IFILL: Yeah.
  • Debate Moderator’s Objectivity Questioned ( 10/1/2008 NY Times )

    10/05/2008 7:56:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 981+ views
    new york times ^ | October 1, 2008 | Julie Bosman
    On the day before the heavily anticipated debate of the vice-presidential candidates, some of the scrutiny has shifted to its moderator. “V.P. debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book,” a headline in WorldNetDaily, a Web site for conservative news and opinion, said of Gwen Ifill, the host of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent of “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS. The 272-page book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” is scheduled for publication in hardcover on Jan. 20 by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House. According to the publisher’s description of the book, Ms. Ifill “surveys...
  • IBD Editorial: Truthless Joe

    10/03/2008 8:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,741+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2008 | The Editors
    Election '08: It's hard choosing the worst in last Thursday's vice presidential debate: Sen. Joe Biden's continual untruths, his certitude in delivering them, or the free pass he got all night long. In "The Prince of Darkness," his memoir_of 50 years as a reporter in Washington, Robert Novak points out that while Jimmy Carter successfully ran for president by acting as "the anti-Washington, anti-government, anti-lawyer candidate telling audiences, 'I'll never lie to you' and setting post-Watergate standards of honesty," behind the smile Carter was actually "a habitual liar who modified the truth to suit his purposes." But neither Carter nor...
  • A Night with Three Victors (MSM's working OT to denigrate an unquestionable Palin victory)

    10/03/2008 5:26:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 1,869+ views
    washington post ^ | 10/3/2008 | Jon Cohen
    Immediate reaction polls should be taken with a load of salt, but two of the best showed tonight's vice presidential showdown had three winners. Both presidential candidates gained ground and moderator Gwen Ifill won points after almost all those tuning in said she had treated the rivals "fairly." In polls by CBS News of uncommitted voters and by CNN of all debate watchers, more respondents said Democratic Sen. Joe Biden was "the winner." But GOP No. 2, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, scored some important points.
  • Queen Laitfah Set to Grill Sarah Palin(SNL)

    10/03/2008 9:40:37 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 1,309+ views ^ | Oct 3rd 2008 12:29PM | TMZ staff
    Well-placed sources tell TMZ Queen Latifah is getting in the middle of the Sarah Palin/Joe Biden VP debate by portraying last night 's moderator, PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, on "SNL" this week.
  • F Is For Ifill: Gwen Ifill Failed the Moderator Test

    10/03/2008 12:02:36 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 78 replies · 2,472+ views
    There was one player on the stage in St. Louis on Thursday night that really failed to meet the standard of professionalism and national leadership: moderator Gwen Ifill. Her questions often failed the first journalistic test: they failed to press the candidates to take or defend a stand, instead of letting them unload their talking points. One came across as just plain incoherent: "Governor, on another issue, interventionism, nuclear weapons. What should be the trigger, or should there be a trigger, when nuclear weapons use is ever put into play?" That unfairly put Gov. Palin into a stumbling mode as...
  • Ifill the moderator (book seller) proof

    10/03/2008 6:33:48 AM PDT · by ImphClinton · 27 replies · 1,085+ views
    vanity | 10/3/08 | Steve Angell
    Ifill was selling books at the debate. Ifill got dirty quickly anouncing rules then breaking them herself on the very first question giving no followup time for it. She only enforced “rules” against Palin throughout. Actually she cut off Palin too early breaking her own rules each time. At 12:55 Palin anounces she will answer Bidens attack at 13:39 Ifill cuts off Palin off. She in hurting Biden so Ifill breaks the rule completely cutting her of after only 45 seconds abruptly and nasty as any woman ever. “Now let’s move on here”. Boy was Biden smiling as Ifill slapped...
  • Gwen Ifill was a true journalist: fair (Quadruple Barf Headline from LA Times)

    10/03/2008 4:20:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 110 replies · 2,577+ views
    LA Slimes ^ | 3 Oct 08 | JAMES RAINEY
    Gwen Ifill was a true journalist: fair Critics had feared she would favor Biden because she's written a book that spotlights Obama. Those fears were unjustified. At least one figure on the stage for Thursday night's vice presidential debate reached a high standard for reason, fairness and class. Gwen Ifill of PBS demonstrated abundant dignity as referee of the much-anticipated debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
  • Gwen's comments right after the debate (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 12:20:02 AM PDT · by gman4bush · 89 replies · 3,798+ views
    I watched the Fox News version of the debate again, and you could hear the chatter after the debate was over. Palin went over to Gwen first to greet her, and Gwen asks, "Now that wasn't hard was it?" Palin responded, "Not at all." and walked away. Then Biden walked over and Gwen said, "You did a very very good job." The condescension was sickening.
  • Looks like Biden had the questions in advance

    10/02/2008 7:34:45 PM PDT · by Wil H · 122 replies · 4,704+ views
    Presidential Debate | 10/02/09 | Wil H
    Joe Biden just answered a question without hesitation, without pause for thought, as if he knew what was coming. Ifill asked him "Can you think of a long held view you were forced to change.." Biden stepped in without hesitation with a detailed answer, even before Ifill had finished asking the question. Did he anticipate and have a canned answer, or was he prepped and just jumped in to soon?