"We have an awkward history about how to talk about race in the nation and in newsrooms," says Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," slated for publication early next year.From an August 21st release from McCain's website:
2. Vice Presidential Debate
- Date: October 2nd
- Site: Washington University (St. Louis)
- Moderator: Gwen Ifill
- Staging/Answer Format: To be resolved after both parties' Vice Presidential nominees are selected.
OK, there are two options to the sudden fauxrage over Ifill's appearance as the moderator in tonight's debate:
1- The McCain folks are cynical jackals who will stop at nothing to distort pre-debate viewer opinions of what to expect during the festivities.
2- The McCain folks vetted Ifill about as well as they did Sarah Palin.
We report, you decide.