How could any one be fair during a debate if one, they are a known liberal supporter and two, purposely went out of their way not to disclose that they were writing a book that involved one of the Presidential candidates that would be an obvious conflict of interest.
The firestorm continues as the revelations of debate moderator Gwen Ifill’s soon to be released book,“Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” finally become known. Many have wondered why no one from the McCain campaign objected that Gwen Ifill not be the debate moderator for tonights Vice-Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden? Many wondered how the Debate Commission would have kept her as a moderator with such a glaring conflict of interest. It is because neither they nor the Debate Commission knew, Gwen Ifill did not tell them.
The host of PBS’ “Washington Week” and senior correspondent on “The NewsHour” said she did not tell the Commission on Presidential Debates about the book. The commission had no immediate comment when contacted by The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for John McCain’s campaign did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages.
However, the question remains … and the readers can answer it themselves, why would someone knowingly not disclose a conflict of interest to a Debate Commission that would determine whether or not she was eligible to be moderator. Hmm … maybe she just forgot. In a day and age we are facing a $700 billion bail out package due so shading business practices and unethical behavior from politicians … why should Ifill’s actions be considered any different? A conflict of interest is just that … a conflict of interest.
So why would Ifill have kept such a glaring conflict a secret from the Debate Commission? Follow the money and the power. Ifill knowingly deceived those that would have most certainly had her step down as a debate moderator. However, if such an event occurred how could she prosper from her soon to be released book? As Hot Air states, Ifill has tried to say that her book has little to do with Obama, yet then why is the name of the book include “Age of Obama”?
And if there isn’t an “Age of Obama”, then doesn’t Ifill’s book title look rather … lame? This isn’t the most egregious foul committed in this campaign, but it’s an embarrassment for the CPD. With a financial stake in the election’s outcome, Ifill shouldn’t even be conducting interviews of the candidates, let alone moderating a debate.
- The Jawa Report: Let’s Play Ifill In The Blanks
- News Busters: Only ABC Highlights Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill’s Obama Book
What did we tell you the other day about daring to question Ifill and her monetary motives when it came to her moderating a debate while being in the tank for Obama and a financial incentive … you will be branded a racist. From MSNBC of course, another MSM outlet in the tank for Obama as well. Ifill questions why we would think her book is favorable to Obama? No its not because he is black … its because you are a bed wetting liberal and always have been. Once again the LEFT plays the race card.
Ifill questions why people assume that her book will be favorable toward Obama.
“Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?” said Ifill, who is black. Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, “I don’t know what it is. I find it curious.”