Gwen Ifill of the Public Broadcasting Service program "Washington Week" is promoting "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," in which she argues the "black political structure" of the civil rights movement is giving way to men and women who have benefited from the struggles over racial equality...Related:
..."Her attitude was dismissive and the look on her face was one of disgust [after Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the RNC convention]," [PBS viewer Brian Meyers] said. "Clearly, she was agitated by what most critics view as a well-delivered speech. It is quite obvious that Ms. Ifill supports Obama as she struggled to say anything redemptive about Gov. Palin's performance."
Ifill questions why people assume that her book will be favorable toward Obama... "Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?" said Ifill, who is black. Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, "I don't know what it is. I find it curious."Now, that's sleazy.
Politics · Wed, 10/01/2008 - 08:45 · Importance: 1