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  •  Gwen Ifill... (4.00)
    sucked ass.

    Rage, rage, against the lying of the Right.

    by Maryscott OConnor on Tue Oct 05, 2004 at 08:50:03 PM PDT

    •  Well said Maryscott (3.75)
      I'll tell you what really pissed me off -- she chooses to bring up Gay Marraige.  Most Americans think it's a non-issue, but it's fine if she wants to use a question to Cheyney on it.  Then her next question to Edwards is... gay marraige again.  Was one not enough?

      But then she repeated the pattern.  Her question was a softball to Cheyney.  Paraphrasing, but it was "Can you please attack Edwards for being a lawyer and tell us what you are going to do to save the country from lawyers."  I think Cheyney's answer was his best all night on the CBS dial test, but Edwards did well, too.  Then we had rebuttal.  

      Then the trial lawyer question is done and what what does she ask?  Just like Gay Marraige, she uses Edwards question to repeat what she just asked.  This time it was "are you personally insulted by their criticism of trial lawyers".  Was she listening to the debate she was moderating?  They just covered that?  

      Don't get me wrong, I'm excited that Edwards prevailed in that atmostphere, but I'm really, really diappointed about the disservice Gwen Ifill did to the public tonight.

      •  The media wants to make this all about (4.00)
        hating gays and voting to destroy gays. The fundies called into CSPAN 2 or 3 times raging that Edwards brought up Cheney's gay daughter. The OUTRAGE of mentioning Cheney has a gay daughter (was Mary there?), etc.

        The sad thing is that most people will go along and think that Ifill did a great job, and will blame it all on Edwards.

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