News Busters today posted that Gwen Iffel used the "Race Card" in her defense when it wrote:
Gwen Ifill responded to questions about impartiality in an AP interview with David Bauder by suggesting the critics might be racist: "Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?" Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, "I don't know what it is. I find it curious."
This is a curious complaint, since (a) Cannon was never the sole moderator or even a questioner in a Ronald Reagan debate in 1980 or 1984 ...
The issue of her impartiality is not black or white but green! Approximately 350,000green back dollars.
UPDATE: Columbia Journalism Review agrees with me. Click on the title for a link.
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