Gwen Ifill is one of the President Obama’s most prominent cheerleaders in the media. You might remember that she wrote about Obama and despite this was permitted to moderate the 2008 VP debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.
Ifill’s cheerleading skills were put on full display as she, in response to the impending ratification of the Iran nuclear deal by the Senate, retweeted the Obama Administration’s spin on the deal (#IranDeal) while adding her own comment, “Take that, Bibi.” (H/T to Cortney O’Brien of Townhall.com).
First of all, why does any self-respecting journalist re-tweet White House talking points as if they were the gospel truth? A self-respecting journalist would no have accepted their spin at face value. But most journalists in this country are not self-respecting. As such, most of them have taken a 6½ year holiday from scrutinizing the White House.
Second, even if Ifill couldn’t resist the temptation to re-tweet Obama Admin talking points, she could have done so without comment. Instead, she made a point of taking a dig at Benjamin Netanyahu. Who in this country would take a dig at Bibi aside from an anti-Semite or an Obama supporter? Of course, in this day and age it’s hard to tell the difference.
Now I’m sure Bibi couldn’t give a damn about Gwen Ifill. But by saying “Take that, Bibi” she might as well have tweeted, “F U Israel.” Unless this deal is somehow rescinded by a Republican President, then President Obama and the Senate will have signed Israel’s death warrant. And who wants to celebrate that unless you’re an anti-Semite or an Obama supporter. Take that, Gwen Ifill.
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