Gwen Ifill doubles down on defense of David Chalian, welcomes 'Twitter detractors'

PBS’s Gwen Ifill has had a busy day, not only defending David Chalian over his comment that the GOP is “happy to have a party while black people drown” but also calling the ex-Yahoo News bureau chief “God’s gift to political journalism.” Now Ifill has a reading assignment for her “new Twitter detractors.”

“Unbiased” journalist Ifill tweets a link to a National Journal article by editor Ron Fournier with the patently biased title, “Why (and How) Romney Is Playing the Race Card.” Fournier’s proof? A breakfast conversation with a Detroit firefighter and a contractor who helpfully translate Romney’s “code” — “the subtle language of distrust and prejudice that whites use to communicate deep-set fears.”

We believe this is what “real journalists” call a follow-up question, and it’s worth answering. Does this “good read” prove that Chalian was right about the GOP being happy about people drowning?

Note: digging a deeper hole for yourself is not the kind of “shovel-ready job” anyone had in mind.


  • carla5731

    I haven’t seen the Romney welfare ad so I can’t make a judgment on that. However, the Fournier article reminds me of a lot of Democrats I know. They take the smallest scrap of information they can find, process it emotionally and repeat it as fact. It ends up distorting reality but that’s the data they use when they vote.

    • MarkJMills

      Carla, I think you’re being overly generous in assuming that Dims need a ‘scrap of information’ before spewing their lies du jour – more often it seems they just pull their deranged fantasies from the air and run with that.

    • Kevin Krom

      It’s not that hard to figure out. They start from the CONCLUSION that Romney/Ryan/(add any republican/conservative here) is racist, and therefore anything they see is immediately warped to fit the pre-determined conclusion. Facts that disprove the conclusion are ignored or twisted.

  • Mom Of three

    Ok they got us, we speak code…on the bright side, the code key is widely available in many stores and you don’t need any special membership to purchase it…it’s called Webster’s Dictionary…Also, it helps to have some common sense and to live firmly in the real world.

  • Laxx

    This pos Gwen Offal is the moderator for the Vice Presidential debate. Lol..I’ll bet she and old Joe had a pleasant night last night thinking “This debate for Ryan will be as easy as killing baby seals….”