Moderator Bias

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Oct 2, 2008.

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Do you believe she was biased tonight or fair?

  1. She was biased and unfair towards Palin

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  2. She was fair to both Biden and Palin

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Since Ifill wrote a book that included unabashed support for Obama there was legitimate concern that there would be bias in her questioning. Do you believe she was biased tonight or fair?
     
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    She wasn'r biased and she conducted her role as moderater better than a lot of others I have seen in the past.
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    It is my position that Ifill was completely fair at all times.
     
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    That is good to hear. What happened with that e-mail you sent about her choice as moderator?
     
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    I was impressed with I-Fell, she did a good job.


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    I agree.I have seen too many moderators of past debates show a lot of bias and even snappiness at times.Gwen was one of the best I have ever seen.
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    I have no idea what you are talking about.
     
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    2nd post in this thread.
     
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    I never heard anything. Not surprising.
     
  10. Baptist in Richmond

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    Um, no.

    http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385525015

     
  11. Revmitchell

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    I find it amusing that you usurp what I write and make this attempt to send it back to me.

    But since you are writing with such authority on this book in the initial post, please show us SPECIFIC EVIDENCE to support your claim, citing the page number in the book where there is "unabashed support." Hey: you made the claim, Revmitchell. It shouldn't be that hard.

    I eagerly await your reply,
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  13. Revmitchell

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    There ya go! :thumbs:

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1755855/the_breakthrough_gwen_ifill/
     
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    THIS IS YOUR PROOF???
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Did you even bother to listen to what she said?

    At 0:13, "It's taking the story of Barack Obama, and extending it to talk about a whole new generation of black politicians who are doing very similar things, in very different ways."

    At 1:43, "This book is about a generation of people who, took seriously the achievements that their parents fought for. They knew that Martin Luther King did what he did so that they could do what they are doing, And they decided to follow through, saying 'Well, if you say I have the vote, then I will cast the vote. If you're saying that I can be judged by something other than the color of my skin, I will challenge you to do that.' And they're all doing it in different ways, and as a result I think changing politics and changing our nation."

    There is absolutely nothing here that would indicate "unabashed support."

    So, let's try this again:



    That was hilarious,
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  15. Revmitchell

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    "The age of Obama"


    No...no bias there:laugh:
     
  16. Baptist in Richmond

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    That does not constitute proof for such a strong assertion.

    One more time:


    Not sure why you are struggling with this, considering your "absolute" language........
     
  17. Revmitchell

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    Oh well you have set me straight. iw ill just defer to your keen insight on this one.:applause:
     
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    Did anyone else notice that there wasn't an option to vote if you thought she was Bias to only Biden?
     
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    The book has not yet been published, and she claims the chapter on Obama has not yet been written.

    As to the moderation, I didn't see enough of it to know, due to more important issues, like spending time with my family. As a rule, PBS leans leftward pretty strongly, and Ifill (from what I have seen in the past ) is no exception. But it is possible for someone with a political view to be fair. It was a bad choice in retrospect, but since she apparently didn't disclose what she was doing it was unknown at the time.
     
  20. EdSutton

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    I don't see a lot of Moderator bias displayed.

    Dr. Bob and I would likely disagree on Calvinism, for one example, but I've never been admonished in any way over this.

    And although I do think that C4K sometimes may be a wee bit hasty in shutting down threads, I don't think that there is any malicious intent involved, in any way, especially in the Bible Versions and Transl... ? What??

    Oh sorry, wrong subject!! :D

    Ed
     

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