Obama Suck-Up Gwen Ifill: ‘We Haven’t Been Laughing Much in Washington This Week’

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Who is this “we”  the alleged impartial reporter is referring to?

PBS NewsHour host Gwen Ifill may have slipped Sunday when she said “we haven’t been laughing much in Washington” after President Obama’s brutal week, perhaps referring to herself and other press corps members.

Speaking on ABC’s This Week, the panel began with a clip of a fake advertisement from NBC’s Saturday Night Live mocking Obama’s “presidential depression” and medication he might take to combat it.

Ifill thanked host Martha Raddatz for the laugh and made her remark before recovering and saying, “And they’re not laughing a lot at the White House this week.”

Ifill is the author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” which was written before the 2008 election and published the day Obama was inaugurated in 2009. It was widely regarded as favorable to Obama, and it stirred controversy at the time because she was the moderator for the 2008 vice-presidential debate.

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3 Responses to “Obama Suck-Up Gwen Ifill: ‘We Haven’t Been Laughing Much in Washington This Week’”

  1. Juan de la Salsa on 17/17/13 at 4:45 pm

    You got that right, Gwen…

    Ain’t nobody laughin, damnit. AIN’T NOBODY LAUGHIN.

    Those of us who use our brains and were able to see this whole train wreck coming are trying to make it through one of the worst moments of recent presidential history, Gwen, in case you haven’t noticed. Given how horrible this president’s entire tenure has been marked my one bad moment after the next, THAT’S REALLY SAYING SOMETHING.

    On a related note, it is perversely funny to see the targeted Dems in congress jumping in front of every camera within sprinting distance, trying to scrub their involvement and support for President Trainwreck’s SIGNATURE legislative achievement. Ha!

    An old saw my dear ol pappy imparted to me: “Success has many parents, but failure is a bastard child.”

  2. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX on 18/18/13 at 10:09 am

    Speak for yourself, Gwennie – those of us who were against this bill from the beginning are laughing our a**es off at the pickle your side is in right now.

    Sorry for all of our fellow countrymen who are experiencing the awful side effects of this abomination (unless they voted for the people who helped pass this thing; they deserve every bit of pain they are now feeling).