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Demand that Gwen Ifill be fired as the moderator of the Vice Presidential debate! (Petition)
Conservative HQ.com ^ | October 1, 2008 | Richard Viguerie

Posted on 10/01/2008 6:51:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor

Dear Fellow American:

The mainstream (liberal) media’s smear campaign against Governor Sarah Palin has been one of the ugliest chapters in the history of modern witch hunts.

Well, it has just become uglier—just when you probably thought that was impossible.

It turns out that the “moderator” of the Thursday, October 2 vice presidential debate—PBS anchor Gwen Ifill—has a clear conflict of interest.

Ms. Ifill is the author of a forthcoming book celebrating the politics and career of Senator Barack Obama. Her book is titled The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, and is scheduled to be published on Inauguration Day—January 20, 2009. She obviously has both an ideological and a financial interest in the success of the Obama-Biden campaign, one of the parties to this debate. If that isn’t a clear conflict of interest, I don’t know what would be.

This serious conflict of interest was not disclosed beforehand to Senator John McCain or to his vice presidential running mate, Governor Sarah Palin. In the words of attorney and TV host Greta Van Susteren, they “should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair—in law, this would create a mistrial.”

The American people deserve an honest and transparent moderation of this debate. Please join me in demanding that the Commission on Presidential Debates fire her and replace her with an impartial host


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: conflict; debate; ifil; petition
McCain can't do it but we can.
1 posted on 10/01/2008 6:51:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: editor-surveyor

Yes we can


2 posted on 10/01/2008 6:52:41 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Harley

Ping


3 posted on 10/01/2008 6:53:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Ping


4 posted on 10/01/2008 6:54:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Kackikat

Ping


5 posted on 10/01/2008 6:55:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: NOBAMA in 08

Ping


6 posted on 10/01/2008 6:56:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Apercu

Ping


7 posted on 10/01/2008 6:56:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: GoCards

Ping


8 posted on 10/01/2008 6:58:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Please join me in demanding that the Commission on Presidential Debates fire her and replace her with an impartial host

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How do we go about this proposed action of influence??

Website??
Email??
Phones??

Please clarify & advise...

9 posted on 10/01/2008 6:59:07 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Done.


10 posted on 10/01/2008 7:00:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: editor-surveyor
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Link to Petition

11 posted on 10/01/2008 7:00:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks. Hope it helps. Probably too late, but this story has been white hot today. Ifill just admitted that she didn’t tell the debate committee about her book.


12 posted on 10/01/2008 7:01:00 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Click the link in the heading, or

click here

13 posted on 10/01/2008 7:02:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

bttt


14 posted on 10/01/2008 7:04:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: zwerni
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15 posted on 10/01/2008 7:05:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Diogenesis
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16 posted on 10/01/2008 7:06:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Beagle8U
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17 posted on 10/01/2008 7:07:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I disagree with this COMPLETELY..

I think it would be better for us if we leave her up there.. Everyone knows where she stands now.. If she’s still dumb enough to try to play gotchya’s with Palin, there will be a backlash.

If we sub her out, we just get another lib anyway and this one can hide behind objectivity.. Leave Gwen Ifill in there.


18 posted on 10/01/2008 7:07:30 PM PDT by Onerom99
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks — just did it. And as the screen was coming up a I decided to check my e-mail. I got an e-mail from a friend with the same website asking me to vote. I will be spreading the word, and hopefully we all will!


19 posted on 10/01/2008 7:07:50 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Janet Brown - Commission on Presidential Debates

E-mail - jb@debates.org


20 posted on 10/01/2008 7:08:18 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: editor-surveyor

done


21 posted on 10/01/2008 7:09:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: MarkT
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22 posted on 10/01/2008 7:09:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
How do we go about this proposed action of influence??


To: Janet H. Brown, Executive Director of the Debates Commission - 202-872-1020

Commission on Presidential Debates

Janet,

Please ask Gwen Ifill, your debate moderator for the upcoming debates between Governor Palin and Senator Biden, to formally acknowledge her conflict of interest prior to and during the debates.

Thank you.




Arrogant and Biased Main Stream Media

23 posted on 10/01/2008 7:09:17 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Done.

24 posted on 10/01/2008 7:09:55 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Onerom99
I think it would be better for us if we leave her up there..

I understand your train of thought and there is some logic to it. But I suspect a lot of people are not aware of this. It would be great for the debate sponsors to have to explain why she is not there. More people will get the hint that the MSM is not so fair.

25 posted on 10/01/2008 7:10:37 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: rodeo-mamma
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26 posted on 10/01/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: CA Conservative
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27 posted on 10/01/2008 7:12:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Aria
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28 posted on 10/01/2008 7:13:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: donaldo

Thanks for the e-mail. I just fired one off.


29 posted on 10/01/2008 7:13:48 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: Old North State
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30 posted on 10/01/2008 7:14:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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31 posted on 10/01/2008 7:31:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

keep getting error on page


32 posted on 10/01/2008 7:32:04 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: editor-surveyor

Signed.


33 posted on 10/01/2008 7:35:23 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.stopsidsnow.com)
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To: zwerni

What OS are you using?

I had trouble the first time, using IE6 on Win 98, but shut down and rebooted into XP using IE7 and it worked.


34 posted on 10/01/2008 9:14:16 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Here was my email to PBS’ “Ombudsman for Editorial Integrity”:

I am absolutely outraged that Glen Ifill is going to be the moderator for the Palin/Biden debate! She has a direct actual conflict of interest in how the election is decided! I am aware that she will make up to $350,000 or more based upon the number of books she sells about Obama. How in the world could you allow her to go forward as the moderator?!!!

As an attorney, I would be severely sanctioned if I had this much of a conflict, yet you have done nothing to stop this. The results of a Presidential election could rest on how she handles this debate. How dare you allow her to continue!!!

I demand that you immediately replace her with Jim Lehrer or some other objective even handed moderator, who can perform with honesty, integrity, and above all, no personal stake in the outcome!

If you do not replace Ifill, I can guarantee you I will never ever contribute donations to PBS again, and I will make sure everybody knows what you did to sway this election in Obama’s favor.

If you don’t believe it, just try me!


35 posted on 10/01/2008 9:19:54 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.stopsidsnow.com)
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To: diamond6

Walter Williams would be an excellent moderator.


36 posted on 10/01/2008 9:31:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: editor-surveyor

All I ask for is someone who’s fair. I’m sick and tired of the gotcha! type interviews from the likes of Couric and Gibson and their kind!


37 posted on 10/01/2008 10:20:59 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.stopsidsnow.com)
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To: donaldo
Thanks so much for the emai link!

DONE!
(Text of my email below!)

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Dear Ms. Brown

In the interest of fairness, the integrity of the Commission on Presidential Debates – which you serve; and for the sake of a demonstrable effort to ENSURE a lack of bias in the sponsorship and presentation of the Vice-Presidential Debate scheduled for Thursday October 2, 2008,

I urge you to replace Ms. Gwen Ifill and the moderator of this event.

The writings she has penned and the pending book deal /release regarding the presidential candidate Barack Obama are certainly cause for the average American to question her immediate suitability for this position, and the Commission’s warranty of a fair-minded moderator for this debate.

Ms. Ifill indeed… “has a dog in this fight”… vis-à-vis her potential to personally profit from the outcome of this years’ presidential election.
FOUL!!

Please do the right thing, even if it means postponing the debate in order to ensure a level playing field for the candidates.

We the people…. are not stupid, nor ignorant;
Neither are we as undiscerning and distracted as some politicians and their operatives might hope we are...

And…
We the people… are watching YOU!

Thanks for your time

38 posted on 10/02/2008 8:15:23 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Well said, and spot on. I’m sick and tired of Obama’s servile supplicants in the major media. There’s not the slightest pretense of anything even remotely resembling objectivity. It it were up to Gwen Ifill they’d crown the Dalai Bama with the royal diadem this instant.


39 posted on 10/02/2008 12:33:40 PM PDT by donaldo
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