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McCain campaign not told of Ifill’s book...

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by trickblue, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    by Greta Van Susteren

    I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight - to find out!) I am stunned….the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair - in law, this would create a mistrial.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    So they should refuse to do the debate until another moderator is named.

    Whether that means the moderator recluses herself or the body that chooses the moderators finds a replacement.
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    They can't afford to do that politically...

    Remember the hub-bub last week? The left spin machines will be in full force.

    "Scared"
    "Afraid"
    "Hiding"
    "How dare they question Ms. Ifil."
    "This is a character lynching"
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    Sure they can, they are mavericks.

    Either make a stink about it until they get someone else, or go in there and win the debates and say...we won even though they had a person clearly in the tank for Obama.

    Could be a good thing for them.
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Last week was b.s, IMO.

    This week, they'd have a legitimate claim.

    Like Brain said, the lady should recuse herself or they assign another moderator. It can't be that hard to find another top flight journalist to serve as moderator.

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