Oh it is on now! Conservative bloggers are jumping on this idea that because Gwen Ifill (moderator of the PBS show Washington Week) has written a book entitled Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, that she is "in the tank" for BHO.
I suppose it is out of the scope of reality for these critics to assume that a sista can't be professional (let's not even mention the fact that we truly have no idea where Ifill stands with regard to who she will support in the upcoming election). These are the same people who probably thought that Sean Hannity's interview of Sarah Palin was "fair and balanced" (yeah, like an unused see-saw). I am sure that somewhere in this great country of ours is a black conservative who will attempt to echo these "concerns," when they should be outraged that their compatriots are suggesting that this particular black person (at the top of her game), simply will not be able to do her job.
This is tiresome. Why not simply say that black people (who aren't conservatives) do not have the capacity to formulate their own opinions? Why not simply say that black journalists (who aren't conservatives) are all 100% behind BHO? Why not simply say that black folks (who aren't conservatives) are mere lemmings? I'll tell you why. It's because too many of these so called conservatives are mentally unable to accept black folks as sentient beings who have the intellectual capacity to see through their crass arguments and who choose to support other perspectives.
Gwen Ifill, do your thing, and brush that dirt off your shoulder.