Gwen Ifill Stands Up for Fired David Chalian: ‘God’s Gift to Political Journalism’

Notorious PBS liberal Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to defend David Chalian, the former Yahoo Washington bureau chief who was fired for claiming that Mitt and Ann Romney are "happy to have a party with black people drowning," claiming that he was unjustly fired. Her defense was markedly over-the-top:

"One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid"

One wonders if the always liberal Ifill would have said a conservative journalist who had been fired was "God's gift to political journalism."

Actually one really doesn't.

Hat tip: Clay Waters.

Incidentally, Ifill is said to have been "livid" over not being allowed to moderate a presidential debate this year. Whether or not her well-known knee-jerk liberal viewpoints prevented her from getting a moderator spot is unknown. Surely stupid comments like this one won't help her get future ones.


Ifill, it will be recalled, was busted for hosting a fund-raising event for a gay group which honored current Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her role in getting Obamacare passed. She was criticized for her participation by PBS ombudsman Michael Getler who said she should never have attended the event.

The PBS host is also known for having attending private spin sessions hosted by the Obama White house.

Matthew Sheffield
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