Gwen Ifill

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Kyl, Specter Talk Supreme Court Filibuster on Fox News

    Justice John Paul Stevens​Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) stopped just short of threatening a filibuster of any liberal the president nominates to replace liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, but newly-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter thinks the ugly mood of the Senate "might w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Writer Eileen Myles on the Election, Gay Marriage

    GWEN IFILL: Let's try to avoid nuance, Senator. Do you support gay marriage? JOE BIDEN: No. SARAH PALIN: Your question to him was whether he supported gay marriage, and my answer is the same as his, and it is that I do not. Looking back on the campaign, I am particularly intrigued by this politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Palin Failin', Rightbloggers Turn to/on Blacks and Gays to Close the Gap

    Thursday's VP debate was understandably the centerpiece of last week's rightblogger action. But they must have seen how that was going, and decided that they couldn't afford to let everything ride on that one, gosh-darned big roll. So they did a little debate prep of their own, portraying moderator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Obama Campaign Mind Trick: Says Sarah Palin Among "Best Debaters"

    As is well known, Sarah Palin spent the past two weeks acting stupid on purpose to lower expectations for tonight's debate, so if she doesn't run crying from the stage it'll be counted a major win for the GOP. Today David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager, did some reverse-framing (or counter-spin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Rightbloggers Express Dark Suspicions About Ifill

    We noticed a late flare-up of interest in our September 5 item, "Gwen Ifill's Face Accused of Media Bias." A few recent visitors dropped comments, some of the racist-doucebag variety ("AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POSTER CHILD," "reminds me of King Kong," etc). We expect this is because the PBS anchor is mode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Gwen Ifill's Face Accused of Media Bias

    Hard as our lot is, we are in some sympathy with TV journalists, who suffer endless accusations of bias based not only on their reporting, but also on their facial expressions and tone of voice. Via Poynter we learn that PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler has received complaints that Gwen Ifill, New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Imus Silenced

    I miss Imus already. For one thing, there's the voice. It's one of the great instruments to grace the radio waves, a resonant baritone that rolls and ripples like a saxophone solo. It was a pleasure to listen to even when he was whining, or at his most half-baked and juvenile, which was often. ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Moderate Rock

    Enough with the news anchors running the debates—it's time to give Oprah a turn

  • News

    September 28, 2004

    Cheney Stops News Cycle Cold

    Veep's debate performance shifts headlines away from Bush's lousy show

  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Celebrity Bigots

    Why Hate is Hot

  • News

    Richard Belzer, Ice-T Jack Up the Election

    Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...