Ifill was next to useless as a moderator. It was obvious that her main objective was getting through the debate without giving anyone material to criticize her.
Gwen Ifill, perhaps cowed by pre-emptive criticism of her alleged biases from the right-wing, is being extraordinarily passive throughout this debate. She’s not asking any followup questions, she’s letting the candidates get away with completely avoiding her questions, and most of all she’s scarcely asking questions at all — she’s just proposing topics and then opening the floor to a recitation of talking points.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Something about the Biden-Palin debate
I was worried about this happening. Take a look at something I read on Think Progress that was posted during the debate: