Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Palin/Biden Debate Moderator Author Of Pro-Obama Book

I know you can't make this stuff up because you don't have to.

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 Jan. 20, 2009 — a date that just happens to coincide with the inauguration of the next president of the United States. The title of Ifill's book? "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama."

Nonpartisan my foot.

Random House, her publisher, is already busy hyping the book with YouTube clips of Ifill heaping praise on her subjects, including Obama and Obama-endorsing Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. The official promo for the book gushes:

"In 'The Breakthrough,' veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama's stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African-American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

"Drawing on interviews with power brokers like Sen. Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict and the 'black enough' conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in American history."

Ifill and her publisher are banking on an Obama-Biden win to buoy her book sales. The moderator expected to treat both sides fairly has grandiosely declared this the "Age of Obama."
This is so fricken unbelievable. What the hell is going on here. What the hell?

From Michelle Malkin:
Ask the Commission on Presidential Debates if she will acknowledge her conflict of interest: 202-872-1020.

And here’s the e-mail address of Janet H. Brown, Executive Director of the Debates Commission:
Couldn't they get some one who could at least pretend to be neutral? No.

H/T Gateway Pundit

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Anonymous said...

I am with the people who ask, "why did the McCain campaign agree to this?". For the same reason they have been fronting Palin to the public through overtly hostile and mendacious Old Media interviewers. One is left to wonder if, even at this late date, Senator McCain still doesn't really believe that Old Media is hostile to him and his party.

Hap Hazard said...

SImon I need your optimism that the Republic is saved, because I am starting to get philosophical about this race... I know that the Howitzer battery shouldn't start until the debates are all over, but still...

M. Simon said...

I'm not giving up the fight. I refuse to be de-moralized.

Not now. Not ever.

I may fall down. That is nothing new.

I will get again up so long as I'm able.

I have not yet begun to fight.

Tom Cuddihy said...

I don't know, I'm more with the Anchoress on this one. Unfortunately, I think she nails it.

McCain / Palin appear to be playing by last century's media rules, while the media has moved on past any pretense at objectivity.

M. Simon said...

McCain/Palin have 30 days. If they play the way they have been playing: a couple of good days offense and then rest - it is a lost cause.

Hap Hazard said...

I appreciate your refusal to be demoralized, but you are also correct in your last comment, that they cannot win by playing a day or two on offense, then wait for the polls to come their way. It has to be a frontal assault on a full time round the clock basis. I think Palin gets what is going on, but McCain doesn't seem to get that the media is no longer pretending to be objective, and is fully and openly going for Obama. Plain of course has her own problems. She doesn't even know how to sidestep reporter's questions. Her Supreme Court debacle was unnerving to me. I am thinking we might have to develop an underground "railroad" or network if the unthinkable occurs next month. . .

M. Simon said...

What I detect is a market testing approach: run with an idea. Stop all other ideas - take a measurement - throw out some new ideas etc.

i.e. a market testing approach.

Let us hope they have a tested message by next Monday or they are toast.