Wednesday, October 1, 2008

So much for Moderators being... moderate.

The "moderator" to the VP debate has a book coming out, on Jan 20th... talking about how wonderful the Obama presidency would be.
Malkin has more

Ifill and her publisher are banking on an Obama/Biden win to buoy her book sales. The moderator expected to treat both sides fairly has grandiosely declared this the "Age of Obama." Can you imagine a right-leaning journalist writing a book about the "stunning" McCain campaign and its "bold" path to reform timed for release on Inauguration Day — and then expecting a slot as a moderator for the nation's sole vice presidential debate?

Not only does Ifill have an ideological reason to be biased but she has a finanical one too. Great selection.

Jay Nordlinger's a bit more cynical on it.
People say, "Well, isn't Gwen Ifill pro-Obama?" And the answer is: "If she is, is she more so than any other suitable MSM big?"

At any rate — no pouting or fretting. Play on.

Sure it would be hard to find an unbiased person, but could you at least pick someone who doesn't have a book deal ridding on the outcome?

Related: Michael Silence on double standards

Palin has been running for just over a month. Obama has been running for more than 18 months. So I did a search on Yahoo News;
Palin and experience: 13,538 results
Obama and experience: 15,074 results

At least he didn't normalize by months running.
Which I will.
Palin and experience: 9,025 results per month
Obama and experience: 837 results per month
Order of magnitude and against someone going for the VP slot.

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