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.”
@pbsgwen Would you please send me a list of words I'm allowed to say?
— Walt Gilbert (@walt_gilbert) August 29, 2012
why doesn't @pbsgwen just get it over with and put Obama2012 in her bio already?
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) August 29, 2012
— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 29, 2012
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?
— John Sexton (@verumserum) August 29, 2012
@pbsgwen You defend your friend who said Romney was "happy to party while black people drown." And ROMNEY is playing the race card?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 30, 2012
@pbsgwen Thanks. Had ignorantly mistaken you for a serious journalist, but this clears things up.
— Rob Johnson (@rob84642) August 30, 2012
Note: digging a deeper hole for yourself is not the kind of “shovel-ready job” anyone had in mind.
— Tony Woodall (@TonyWCMB) August 30, 2012
— Bill Naylor (@mightymojohand) August 30, 2012