“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More on Gwen Ifill and her book

I've been glued to the television watching the bailout, flipping between Fox News and CSpan. The topic of Gwen Ifill's book was a topic of discussion on a number of shows and the more I heard, the more upset I became.

She did not disclose the fact that she was writing the book to the debate commission.

If Obama is elected she will make a minimum (best guess by Dick Morris I believe) of $350,000. She could make a million on this one.

Can you imagine the uproar if she were writing a book supporting Sarah Palin? or John McCain? or, heaven forbid, President Bush? The Democrat candidate wouldn't show up, it would be front page news and the outrage would be over the top.

If you don't think the fact that she is openly biased is wrong, or that making money if her candidate wins (her book is worthless if Obama doesn't win) then think of it in a different context.

If someone was going to write her a check for $500,000 if Obama won, would it bother you? If we found out she'd get a new car if Obama won... if she had a guaranteed paycheck of $500 a month for a year if Obama won... you get the picture.

This is outrageous and PBS should be ashamed, she should be ashamed and the debate commission should be ashamed. She should have the grace to step down as the moderator.

On the flip side, maybe now she'll be more cautious with her questions.

I'm going against the grain here as I expect great things from Sarah tomorrow night.

I just found an interesting blog on the subject by Michelle Malkin: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/09/30/a-debate-%E2%80%9Cmoderator%E2%80%9D-in-the-tank-for-obama/

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