PBS’s Ifill Knocks Indiana Town for Not Enthusiastically Supporting Obama; ‘What Gives?’

NB:  Barely a minute into Wednesday’s PBS town hall event with President Barack Obama, PBS NewsHour co-host Gwen Ifill took a few digs at the people of Elkhart, Indiana where the event was being held for not giving Obama “any credit” for their unemployment drop to the point that she exclaimed: “What gives?”

The town hall, which was designed to have the President take questions from the audience, began with Ifill explaining that Wednesday’s visit to Elkhart by the President was his “fifth visit to the once and again R.V. Capital of the world, a small city where the unemployment rate hit 19.6 percent his first year in office, and now has dropped to about four percent.” 

Taking into no consideration things that the townspeople or local and state governments may have done to improve business, Ifill went right to wondering why “this White House isn’t get any credit for that turnaround.”  MORE

9 Comments on PBS’s Ifill Knocks Indiana Town for Not Enthusiastically Supporting Obama; ‘What Gives?’

  1. Gee Ms Eyefull, the rest of us aren’t willing to ‘toss the salad’ for Zero.
    You POSs in the Media can have it all to yourselves.

  2. Gwen Isfull. There is no further explanation or remark needed, she has a rep or skreet cred, as the thugs like O’Baja say.

  3. “this White House isn’t get any credit for that turnaround.”

    1) This WH has nothing to do with creating jobs and improving the economy

    2) There has been no economic turnaround.

  4. Many people are quite aware of BO’s effect on the economy, and many suspect it was done on purpose in order to keep people on government assistance – and therefore voting D.

    Calvin Coolidge took the right approach: He did nothing to get the US out of a very bad recession, and the Roaring 20s happened.

  5. “not giving Obama “any credit” for their unemployment drop..”

    He didn’t build that. In fact, I’m pretty sure, that a à la Cher, he remains convinced that Manual Labor is just an untapped vote pool.

    And Gwen, everyone knows you were an affirmative action hire for your current position the moment you ascended to it.

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