Politico: Giuliani backs ‘perfectly fair’ Ifill

Politico

Giuliani backs ‘perfectly fair’ Ifill

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended PBS host and vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill Wednesday, calling her “a very honest, decent journalist.”

Ifill has been at the center of a conservative uproar over her coming book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”

“All my experiences with her have always been very positive,” Giuliani said on a conference call. “I think she is a very honest, decent journalist. I have no question that she will be perfectly fair in the way she asks the questions.”

But Giuliani added that the mainstream media’s coverage of Ifill’s book demonstrates a double-standard against conservatives.

“I just have an observation like I’ve had throughout this campaign, and this is by no means criticism of Gwen Ifill, but I think if the moderator of this debate was someone who was writing a book that basically said ‘The Age of McCain,’ I have a feeling that a lot more of these publications would be saying that the person should not be doing it,” Giuliani said.

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