VP Debate Moderator Pens Pro-Obama Book

WASHINGTON: Gwen Ifill, who is moderating Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, is releasing a book on Barack Obama and other young black politicians who are “forging a bold new path to political power.”

Questions are being raised about PBS anchor Gwen Ifill’s objectivity after news surfaced that she is releasing a new book promoting Barack Obama and other black politicians who have benefited from the civil rights struggle.

Ifill is moderating Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Her book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” is due to be released about the same time the next president takes the oath of office.

In her book, Ifill contends that the black political structure of the civil rights movement has cleared the way for post-racial politicians to ascend to new heights.

Now some are wondering whether Ifill can be fair and balanced, and whether she should be the moderator of Thursday’s 9 p.m. ET debate.

“Clearly her books aren’t going to do as well unless Obama wins, so it looks like she has some investment, literally, in one candidate or the other. And she’s supposed to be sitting there as a neutral arbiter during the debate,” said NPR’s Juan Williams, a FOX News contributor. “I think the world of Gwen Ifill but I know there’s a perception problem.”

Web site WolrdNetDaily first reported on the Ifill book Tuesday night.

FOX News political analyst Michelle Malkin argued in a post on National Review that Ifill is “so far in the tank for the Democratic presidential candidate, her oxygen delivery line is running.”

Click here to read Malkin’s entire post:

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


2 Responses to “VP Debate Moderator Pens Pro-Obama Book”

  1. Tom Says:

    How in the world could the National Commission on Pesidential Debates choose this lifetime liberal moderator??? I dont care if she is writing a book on Osama opps Obama or not…she is as far left as you possibly can be. When will the Republicans learn to act as the Democraps would. If Hannitty or Rush were moderators the Democraps would not show up.

  2. armageddonoutahere Says:

    Tom, I just watched the debate and Palin was extraordinary. She hit a
    grand slam. The moderator seemed fair and not at all what I was afraid
    she would be. I still think the moderator of these debates should not have
    a horse in the race they’re calling. The Republicans need spinal transplants.
    They let the democreeps get away with every trick they have up their
    sleeves. It’s so frustrating. They never fight back.

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