In an imaginary world where liberal journalists are held to the same standards as everyone else, Ifill would be required to make a full disclosure at the start of the debate. She would be required to turn to the cameras and tell the national audience that she has a book coming out on January 20, 2009 – a date that just happens to coincide with the inauguration of the next president of the United States.Ifill also covered Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC. Here attitude drew numerous complaints to PBS, including this one:
The title of Ifill’s book? “Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
I was appalled by Gwen Ifill’s commentary directly following Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech. Her attitude was dismissive and the look on her face was one of disgust. Clearly, she was agitated by what most critics view as a well-delivered speech. It is quite obvious that Ms. Ifill supports Obama as she struggled to say anything redemptive about Gov. Palin’s performance. I am disappointed in Ms. Ifill’s complete disregard for journalistic objectivity.Why do I live in a world where such obvious unfair behavior goes unpunished and virtually unnoticed? I'm going to be on the road during the Palin-Biden debate, so unfortunately I'll miss Ifill announcing her bias before the debate starts. I'm sure I'll hear about it later on the news coverage, though, right?
A Gateway Pundit commenter has some advice for Sarah Palin that is exactly along the lines of what I was thinking.
Palin should come out and in the opening niceties ask her how her book is coming along... What was the title of it again?Of course if she were to do that, she would be both catty and racist. She can't win, either way, I guess. Which is exactly how the media likes it.