VP Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill Subjected to Misleading Criticism

UPDATE: Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince has more on this subject.

PBS’s Gwen Ifill, the only woman and person of color to moderate any of the debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is under attack from conservatives for moderating the vice presidential debate tomorrow night and being the author of a book titled “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”

Ludovic Blain at Stop Dog Whistle Politics posted earlier today a link to a Wall Street Journal blog entry. And Media Matters reviews the issue saying:

On Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, Megyn Kelly falsely suggested it was publicly revealed that PBS’ Gwen Ifill was the author of the forthcoming book, The Breakthrough, only after it was announced she would moderate the upcoming vice presidential debate. In fact, media outlets, including the Associated Press, reported that Ifill was the book’s author well before the announcement.

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