Inappropriate: PBS Slams Gwen Ifill’s Tweet Slamming Israeli Prime Minister Over Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal

by Warner Todd Huston | September 3, 2015 11:58 am

As soon as news broke that Obama had gotten enough Democrat votes in the Senate to push through his horrendously dangerous Iran nuke deal, so-called “journalist” Gwen Ifill jumped to Twitter to slam Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But now even the PBS ombudsman is saying that Ifill’s Tweet was inappropriate.

As soon as the votes were confirmed, Ifill jumped to Titter to crow “Take that, BiBi.” By that she was laughing at the Jews for having lost the battle to prevent Obama from giving the anti-Semitic Iranians a nuclear bomb with which to kill Jews.

Ifill thought it was funny that Jews are now threatened with nuclear obliteration thanks to Obama.

Well, the PBS ombudsman has scolded Ifill[1] for her Tweet.

One would have to lean way over backwards to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was simply shedding light on the administration’s view of portions of Netanyahu’s arguments. But to personalize it by saying, “Take that, Bibi” is, in my book, inexcusable for an experienced journalist who is the co-anchor of a nightly news program watched by millions of people over the course of any week.

It is not the first time that I have written about Ifill and tweets. Three years ago a tweet supporting a former colleague, who made an inflammatory remark apparently unaware that his microphone had not been turned off, also brought about lots of criticism.

Ifill is a highly experienced journalist, very quick, alert, knowledgeable, and with an engaging on-air personality. She also has a talented eye for the ironies and political turnabouts in the daily flow of news that contributes to her presence. But PBS and the NewsHour are bigger than any individual and tweeting does not appear to be a tool, in these cases, that is appropriate for maintaining credibility, which is the bedrock for news organizations.

Ifill tried to explain that she was only relating what “other” people are saying about the Iran deal. But that is not how she wrote it. She wrote it as if SHE was saying it. And the fact is, that really is how she meant it, her late explanations notwithstanding.

Once again we see how anti-Semitic the liberal media is.

  1. the PBS ombudsman has scolded Ifill:

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