Olbermann: Attempt to ‘pre-blame’ moderator ‘pure racism’
Keith Olbermann comments on buzz coming from right-wing media that Gwen Ifill will not be an impartial debate moderator.
“To all the geniuses lead by WorldNetDaily and Michelle Malkin and Greta Van Susteren and the other pea brains like Bill O’Reilly who breathlessly reported last night and this morning and tonight about a farcical conflict of interest with the moderator of the vice presidential debate, Gwen Ifill of PBS, where have you been?” Olbermann asked. “The story broke in July.”
Olbermann added, “I mean, this desperate attempt to pre-blame Palin’s performance tomorrow night on something — anything — is bad enough. In fact, it’s pure racism. But it has this added element of supposed surprise.”
Raw Story has more on the criticism against Ifill, along with liberal concern about Tom Brokaw at this link.
This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast October 1, 2008.