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    The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, authored by Gwen Ifill.

    Does that name sound familiar? It should, because she is the moderator for the VP debates.

    So what does the MSM have to say about this? Nothing of course.

    WND has the story.

    As a prelude to our liberal friends, the first link is to Amazon, which reinforces the WND story.
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    It's about black candidates for office in general, if you read the description.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It's about black candidates for office in general, if you read the description.
    Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign
    Yes, she is certainly using nonpartisan language there.
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    "In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power."

    That's a blurb from the publisher.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, authored by Gwen Ifill.

    Does that name sound familiar? It should, because she is the moderator for the VP debates.

    So what does the MSM have to say about this? Nothing of course.

    WND has the story.

    As a prelude to our liberal friends, the first link is to Amazon, which reinforces the WND story.


    How loud would the Liberal Progressives be howling if Rush Limbaugh or MichelleI Malkin were moderating this dog and pony show and yet we have a black liberal talking head asking the questions ?

    Gwen Ifill
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    Nope no prejudice here or there.
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    Her Father was an Panamanian of Barbadian descent.
    Gee maybe he knows John Mc Cain who was also born in Panama ?
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    Just because she graduated from a Boston liberal arts college and worked for the most liberal rag in America and is now working for an equally liberal PBS .

    "Sure, she will be a fair and impartial moderator,yeah right !"
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    She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1977.
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    She serves on the board of the Harvard Institute of Politics, the Committee to Protect Journalists .

    "Nope, No Prejudice here either !"
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    On October 5, 2004, she moderated the vice presidential debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. In the debate when Cheney asked for more than 30 seconds to react to a particular statement, Ifill told him "Well, that's all you've got". Ifill said that though it was not her intent, Democratic partisans were delighted with her because she was seen as being "snippy" to Cheney.

    "She is impartial to a fault,Yeah right !"
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    About the Author

    GWEN IFILL is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before coming to PBS, she was chief congressional and political correspondent for NBC News, and had been a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Boston Herald American. She lives in Washington, D.C

    "Again totally without any bias as far as I can see !"
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    Her book is about the rise of black political power in America .
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    In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

    Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation of men and women who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers incisive, detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama, and also covers up-and-coming figures from across the nation. Drawing on interviews with power brokers like Senator Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict and the "black enough" conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in American history
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    "In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power."

    That's a blurb from the publisher.
    By golly, you might be on to something. Lets also look at BHO's campaign website for everything we need to know about him. If he says it, it must be true, right?

    Does the book mention figures like Condi Rice or Michael Steele as examples, or does the book only focus on liberal blacks? I think I can answer that question without reading the book.

    The fact is that the author is writing a praising book of Obama while moderating a debate where she is supposed to be nonpartisan. Obviously, she is not.
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    It does say that Colin Powell is one example in the book.
    I merely quoted the publisher blurb because you said that HER language was being used describing Obama's "stunning" campaign.

    I'm quite sure she's going to be an Obama voter, and the fact that she's with PBS indicates what her political "persuasion" is likely to be. But that was already known, so why the sudden fuss? Publisher's Weekly had announced the forthcoming book about a month ago.
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    Her four people of interest are: Barack Obama (Democrat Senator IL), Deval Patrick (Democrat Governor MA), Corey Booker (Democrat Mayor NJ), Artur Davis (Democrat Congressman AL).

    Yup, unbiased for sure!
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    Well, that settles it, then. Don't watch the debate.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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