Thursday, October 2, 2008

McCain Wishes for Unbiased Moderator

John McCain agrees with the obvious.  Today he told Fox & Friends, "Frankly, I wish they had picked a moderator [for tonight's vice presidential debate] that isn't writing a book favorable to Barack Obama.  Let's face it.  But I have to have confidence that Gwen Ifill will handle this as the professional journalist that she is.  . . . Life isn't fair."

No Senator McCain, life isn't fair.  And this debate is unlikely to be fair.  It is even less likely that the Big Media spin following the debate will be fair.  But, hopefully, with everyone aware that Ifill is in the tank for Obama, she'll be on her best behavior.  And, hopefully, American voters will watch the debate itself and decide for themselves whether or not to support Sarah Palin rather than waiting for the press to tell them what to think.

I found McCain's comments reported on (which I linked through Drudge Report) in a piece by Mike Allen.  In the piece, Allen says that Ifill "is viewed as one of Washington's fairest journalists."  So what?!  Isn't being one of Washington's fairest journalists something like being one of al-Qaeda's nicest terrorists?

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