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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:52 PM

Akin Rape remark causes uproar, Ifill tells us the President's sensibilities are purely political

on Monday, Aug 20, PBS Newshour reported on Missouri Representative Todd Akin's remark re "legitimate rape".


Gwen Ifill, ever helpful in telling viewers what they should think as to the motives of Democrats, prefaced the tape of Akin's comment and that of the President, by advising the viewers that:

"President Obama, who has been pinning his reelection hopes on women voters, took advantage today of controversial remarks made by a Republican Senate candidate."


I sure am glad Ms. Ifill took the time to offer this bit of advice that there is NO CHANCE that President Obama, a man with a wife and two daughters, could possibly have had a mote of sincere motivation behind his statement of condemnation of Akin's shocking, abhorrent statement. We must be thankful to Ms. Ifill for making sure we know that the President's motivations were ONLY political.

Here is what the President said (actually, I think he showed no small amount of restraint in his comment):

The views expressed were offensive.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and certainly doesn't make sense to me.

So, what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec12/campaign_08-20.html

I would remind Ms. Ifill that politicians and men are found in both Democratic and Republican parties. Her editorializing in what should have been a report on a matter of news, were unnecessary and improper.


Gwen Ifill, doesn't dissappoint when it comes to offering, amidst what should be a news report, editorial comments, obviously intended to curry favor with the Republican Party and Right-wing corporate sponsors.

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Bill USA Aug 2012 OP
notadmblnd Aug 2012 #1
tularetom Aug 2012 #2
Bill USA Aug 2012 #3
ladym55 Aug 2012 #6
russspeakeasy Aug 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #5

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. Sounds like she's pissed because she wasn't asked to moderate the debates.

I've never liked her. In fact, I thought she had disappeared off the entertainment news scene after the last one she moderated. Maybe I just don't watch whatever news show she is on.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. Ifill is a disgrace to the journalistic profession

Like the rest of the PBS crew she has learned whose ass she has to kiss in order to keep her job.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:05 PM

3. and she is so good at it too!

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:54 PM

6. Yo, Gwen

No matter how much you kiss Rethuglican ass, they're still gonna chop your funding.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:07 PM

4. I thought she moved to the History channel.

She did such a poor job the last time she moderated, I didn't think she would raise her head again.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:11 PM

5. She's a mediocrity

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