Thursday, October 2, 2008

Anything to avoid learning

Big media personality Gwen Ifill is now in the sights of the right. Big deal.

Ifill is hardly a reliable liberal. In fact, she's only reliable at playing that vital Beltway game of speaking troth to power.

Ifill moderated the 2004 debate between Darth and John Edwards, and she once appropriately enforced the rules against Darth using tones that the vaporous wingnut punditry found insufficiently respectful.

But these are facts, and facts don't matter. This new, trumped-up bullshit controversy is about giving weak-minded people excuses to discount the obvious inadequacy of Sarah Palin. It's an attempt to lower expectations by the tried-and-true Republican means of patronizing the voting public.


Anonymous said...

It's not good that the moderator has this book out. Pretty big story if you ask me, yet still it doesnt make front page news on all the mainstream media...only a slight mention. I have felt the media shoving Obama down my throat too long now!(I liked alot of his ideas)

This Missouri gal is fed up!!!

lovable liberal said...

Uh, Mizzou gal, have you read the book? Has anyone commenting on it read it? It's not out. It's due for January 2009 publication.

You want front-page publication of the objections of the National Review and WorldNetDaily? Come again?

And you expect me to believe that you were receptive to Obama? I'm not buying that.

Anonymous said...

All of you that does not want gwen that does not like her as the moderator of this debate are talking bullshit. you just cannot stand to se a smart black women to be on these kind of position.

lovable liberal said...

I'm not a big fan of Gwen Ifill. If you're looking for an intelligent black woman, how about Michel Martin, whom I know from when she was still Michel McQueen? Unfortunately, she's a big media personality now, too, and that makes her prone to hiding her intelligence behind on-the-one-hand-but-on-the-other false equivalency. (Maybe Ifill is doing the same thing.)

To avoid that, you'd need someone like my friend Cheryl Devall, but she's not big enough to make the debate commission list, which is too bad.