The Non-troversy

Gwen Ifill announced this book in July – The McLame campaign approved Ifill in August to moderate the debate. Get over it. If anything, being a woman may play against Biden more then Palin.


#1 Anon on 10.02.08 at 7:23 am

Doesn’t matter who knew what when. If the moderator was in the midst of writing a book (that, judging from Ifill’s own words, will be a positive one) about McCain, you’d be howling. And rightly so. Ifill also told the AP that she didn’t tell the debate commission about the book.

#2 l3wis on 10.02.08 at 7:39 am

So you are telling me there wasn’t ONE SINGLE McCain campaign staffer that didn’t know about the book until two days before the VP debate . . . yeah right. You know McCain and Palin may not read much, but I would think that their staffers do. Get a life.

#3 Anon on 10.02.08 at 7:47 am

Like I said, it doesn’t matter. Ifill shouldn’t have been asked by the Debate Commission in the first place.

#4 hossenpheffer on 10.02.08 at 8:12 am

I’m howling that Tom Brokaw is moderating the next presidential debate, because the McCain campaign INSISTED on it.
I question his objectivity WAY more than Gwen Ifill’s.

#5 l3wis on 10.02.08 at 11:44 am

I still don’t get it. I think PBS moderators are some of the fairest in the business. Besides the last I checked, Palin and Biden are both white, so I’m not sure what the bias would be?

I think it would be great to have Bill O’ and Olbermann moderate a debate together, that would be funny.

#6 Anon on 10.02.08 at 1:56 pm

5. Who said anything about racial bias?

That said, PBS’ Lehrer did fine. He should have just done all of them.

#7 l3wis on 10.02.08 at 2:04 pm

Her book is about 4 black politicians – that’s why I don’t understand the bias.